When I found out I was pregnant, I was concerned about morning sickness. My schedule’s pretty rigorous, and I didn’t want morning sickness to slow me down.
At the suggestion of a friend, I started a food journal. I recorded what I ate, when I ate it, and how I felt that day. As a result, I was able to see patterns. For example, fatty foods (especially anything fast food) made me feel sick a few hours later. Going too long without eating made me feel sick, but frequent snacks kept my energy up. Fruits like watermelon and peaches made me feel energetic, and Vitamin Water (known for its B vitamins) was a cure-all.
After studying the food journal, I was able to change my eating to avoid foods that made me feel sick and to add foods to my diet that calmed my stomach. I also bought a pregnancy cookbook, studied up on nutrition and tried to eat accordingly. Eating for Pregnancy is packed with information on a pregnant woman’s nutritional needs and tips for coping with morning sickness.
Eating for Pregnancy is also full of recipes specifically designed for a pregnant woman’s needs. Each of the recipes explains “What’s In This for the Baby and Me?” Some of my favorites include: French Toast Banana Sandwich (packed with protein, calcium and folic acid), Breakfast Pizza Casserole (a yummy egg dish with protein and folic acid), Pr-egg-o Salad Sandwich (protein, folic acid, iron and fiber) and the Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese, Walnuts and Baby Greens (protein, calcium, vitamin A, and folic acid).
I highly recommend Eating for Pregnancy if you’d like some help eating healthy during pregnancy. Your body will thank you.
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