What To Eat?
Posted 18 February 2005 - 04:21 PM
What do y'all do to keep from 'wasting away' while being pregnant and losing tastes in certain foods? What is left to eat? Should I look at a vegetarian-type diet? Is that even safe during pregnancy? Especially if Celiac?!
Posted 19 February 2005 - 07:45 AM
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Posted 20 February 2005 - 02:56 PM
I know what you mean about forcing yourself to eat meat/fish. I remembered that with last one I doctored everything up so I couldn't taste it. We've always eaten such bland foods, especially since going gluten-free, so, spicing things up will be a change. Looks like I'll be doing a lot more cooking!
I forgot about peanut butter. I'm not a big fan of it now that I can't have it on wonder bread, but I do like it on celery which is a nice snack. I did recently read though, that woman shouldn't eat peanuts/peanutbutter often while preg. b/c they believe it may increase the chances of peanut allergy in the child. Don't know if there is any proof of that, but I won't make it a daily habit just in case.
I'm sure I'm getting plenty of calium between the yogurt and cheese I consume everyday and my supplementation. Iron? So, far I'm not anemic, but I usually do end up taking a supplement later in pregnancy. I guess I just don't get enough of it in my diet for the baby.
Anyway, thanks for the suggestions! And yes, it is VERY worth it!!
Posted 21 February 2005 - 09:13 PM
I wouldn't stress too much over the protein issue. You can get adequate protein during pregnancy, even if you are eating a vegetarian diet. Especially if you are still eating dairy and eggs. As long as you are getting adequate calories and take your prenatal vitamin, you should be fine on the protein front. Your doctor will let you know if you need more iron. Since you are not getting the benefit of iron fortified breads/cereals, you may need a supplement. Most people get far more protein than they need, so even though there is a slightly increased need for protein during pregnancy you probably will still be exceeding your protein requirement.
Hayley age 4, gluten-free at 26 months
Clark age 3, negative celiac bloodwork
Posted 05 March 2005 - 09:41 AM
If I recall correctly, the first trimester I ate mostly fruit (luckily it was summer), and very little else. Weird, but that's what I wanted. I also couldn't eat the same ingredients in dinner two nights in a row - I wanted something we had never eaten before - every single night, lol, poor dh was at a loss trying to figure out what to cook.
Then, I started eating like I normally do for most of the rest of the pregnancy. At the end of the third trimester, I had massive cravings for huge amounts of chocolate cake. And ate it, lots of it (not a gluten-free issue-just a chocolate issue).
Posted 05 March 2005 - 10:22 AM
[quote]well, hopefully you are feeling better by now [/quote]
Not yet, but I'm usually in the clear by week 12 or so - just 4 more to go!
[quote]It is entirely possible to be vegetarian and pregnant. I was And don't worry about the protein for now. Follow your gut (haha) - I really mean it! Just listen to your body and it will tell you what you need to eat.[/quote]
That's what I've been doing, but it hasn't quite been healthy either!
[quote]If I recall correctly, the first trimester I ate mostly fruit (luckily it was summer), and very little else. Weird, but that's what I wanted. I also couldn't eat the same ingredients in dinner two nights in a row - I wanted something we had never eaten before - every single night, lol, poor dh was at a loss trying to figure out what to cook.[/quote]
I can't do fruit (though I've had a sweet tooth) as I'm very hypoglycemic and have to watch my sugar intake, but I can definately relate to needing something totally different every single night! This is totally what we are dealing with right now, and much to my childrens' chagrin!
[quote]Then, I started eating like I normally do for most of the rest of the pregnancy. At the end of the third trimester, I had massive cravings for huge amounts of chocolate cake. And ate it, lots of it (not a gluten-free issue-just a chocolate issue).[/quote]
Yes, typically I will go back to eating more "normal" (though in greater quantities ) later in pregnancy. I just can't wait for the time to come (sigh.............). Right now it's mainly boiled eggs and avocados with lemon spritzed on top. And I am craving all the fatty deep-fried goodies that us Celiacs can't have. And I hate to cook - especially when I'm pregnant. I used to eat out a lot when I was pregnant, but that's out of the question now, except for outback, whilch we can hardly afford right now. But tonight we'll splurge . Oh, and chocolate? Ditto that! It's been peanut buttercups just about every day since I found out they were gluten-free!
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