Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Prego Diet

When I say "diet" in no way do I mean that I am trying to diet/lose weight while I am pregnant.  I just want to maintain healthy eating habits for the baby, and so I won't have a ton of weight to lose after I have the baby.  I hear so often "you are eating for two", and I am very quick to tell people that is a common misconception. I do not want to have that mentality, and think that I have free rein to eat/gain as much as I want. I have to admit I have had a VERY hard time with the whole gaining weight part of being pregnant.  I think I had just worked so hard to lose weight for the wedding, and maintain it afterwards that the thought of starting over made me sick.  I have never been the type that can eat whatever I want and stay small, I have always had to watch what I eat.  I realize that it is part of it, and if I stay healthy then it won't be hard for the weight to come off afterwards.  Some women say that they feel their best when they are pregnant, but I am NOT one of those women.  Even though I have only gained about 8 lbs I feel SO much bigger than that.  I know this is just the beginning so I am trying to just come to grips with it, and embrace it.  Don't get me wrong I do indulge when I get the urge, because if I don't I will not feel satisfied until I do.  Plus I feel justified since I can't come home and have a glass of wine to relax.  I am the type of person that can eat the same thing everyday, and it takes a while for it to get old, so other than the weekend this is my diet on a typical day...

Breakfast: Two eggs (i had to get used to eating the yellow, because for so long I only ate egg whites), English muffin, and a glass of milk.

Mid-Morning Snack: Greek yogurt

Lunch: Pb&J and I was loving chips, but Luke said I needed to stop eating them, so now I have carrots.  Since I cannot have sandwich meat, and I don't eat Lean Cuisine's because if the sodium,  I had a hard time finding something for lunch that was quick and easy, so if any of you have any suggestions I would really appreciate it. 

Afternoon Snack: Apple

Dinner: it varies from night to night, but usually some kind of meat (chicken, pork chops, burgers), either brown rice or roasted potatoes, and another veggie.  We usually do whole wheat pasta one night, because that is Luke's favorite.  After dinner I usually always have to have something sweet so I eat some fruit or ice cream.



If I get hungry in between all of these meals I always keep fruit and crackers on hand.  I will say that I am not sure I buy into only 300 extra calories a day.  I can see it in the first tri-mester but my appetite has really increased, and if I am hungry I eat thata all there is to it, I just try to snack on healthy stuff.  Did anyone else have a problem with only eating 300 extra calories? 

I don't want anyone to think that I hate being pregnant, or do not feel so blessed to be carrying this little human being.  I just want to be realistic about it, and for me it is not all rainbows and unicorns, your body definitely goes through some pretty crazy stuff to carry a baby , but I wouldn't change it for the world.

1 comment:

  1. i've been reading your blog but this is my first time to comment...i just had to say something because i totally understand where you are coming from!

    i'm 34 wks pregnant right now. and you're right, it's SO hard watching your body gain weight when you've worked so hard before being pregnant to be healthy and fit and a certain size. and yes, i've had issues eating just 300 extra calories a day because i've been SO hungry some days..then others i'm not hungry at all. it's so weird. my doctor said it's not going to be a steady gain every single week, it will fluctuate.

    anyways, i just wanted to encourage you and say to hang in there! your diet sounds really healthy and good. and i think it's wise to indulge, otherwise, if you're like me, you just get cranky! speaking from further down the pregnancy road, be kind to yourself. keep reminding yourself you're going through this for you sweet baby. because it doesn't get easier...so be patient with yourself. and from what i hear, we won't be pregnant forever!! :)

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