VeggieBoards banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
seeker and optimist
Joined
·
186 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi I know some of you can just look at a diet and 'read' it. I'd like to thank you in advance for looking and responding in a helpful way (w/ positive suggestions).<br><br><br><br>
To start I'm pregnant and nursing my 20 month old, so I know I need to probably eat more than this. I also started this preg slightly underwight 18.1 bmi. Also I'm getting over a nasty cold that left me in bed most of the weekend, so my appetite is just begining to pick up. I also drink AT LEAST 70 oz H20 a day (not including beverages listed).<br><br><br><br>
I'm trying to 'fix' my diet ahead of time because with my last pregnancy I wasn't vegan, my midwife asks for a food log and I want it to be PERFECT so she won't have anything negative to say about my diet (or ask me to eat eggs). so...<br><br><br><br><br><br>
MONDAY<br><br>
lemon ginger tea<br><br>
hot cocoa w/ soymilk<br><br>
oatmeal<br><br>
sunflower seeds<br><br>
split pea soup (a jar full)<br><br>
organic apple<br><br>
seaweed salad<br><br>
asian rolls (sushi)<br><br>
w/-avocado<br><br>
- enoki 'shrooms<br><br>
- shiitake "<br><br>
- pear<br><br>
- red bell pepper<br><br>
- carrots<br><br>
- better than cream cheese<br><br>
- organic brown rice<br><br>
fake baloney sandwich on multigrain<br><br>
w/ vegenaise, mustard & pickles<br><br>
kids cold care tea<br><br>
prenatal vitamin<br><br><br><br>
TUESDAY<br><br>
cold care tea<br><br>
handfull goji berries (dried)<br><br>
smoothie w/ all organic acai juice, bananas, strawberries & soymilk<br><br>
cup decaf coffee<br><br>
3 pices multigrain toast with smart balance & jam<br><br>
mini carrots & peanut butter<br><br>
leftover asian rolls<br><br>
organic pear<br><br>
jamacian jerk w/ rice noodles (spiced veg sausage w/ sauce)<br><br>
soy yogurt<br><br>
chard, shiitake & cauliflour<br><br>
1 piece galic toast<br><br>
prenatal vitamin<br><br><br><br>
Thanks!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,144 Posts
You eat a good variety of foods, but your question cannot be answered, because you asked if it is enough. Your food log doesn't tell anything about how much of each item you've eaten.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,521 Posts
You seem to have plenty of veggies - I might be inclined to add a few more fruits, but that is just me. You seem to eat a good amount - do you tend to graze? This is often considered beneficial, as it keeps your blood sugar fairly constant.<br><br><br><br>
You are eating good carbs - though you might consider eating more of them - the recommended number of servings is 6-11 - quite a terrifying number. You seem to be doing well on the protein - lentils, beans etc are a great way to this. What about tofu or tempeh?<br><br><br><br>
But as Lothar said, it is hard to tell as your quantities are a little vague. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

·
seeker and optimist
Joined
·
186 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Yes I tend not to quantify much of anything I eat... I eat when hungry and stop when full. I do tend to graze.<br><br>
Pirate I do use tofu/tempeh on a regular basis, it just happened not to be in those two days.<br><br><br><br>
I guess I could rephrase the question to does this look rounded nutritious and wholesome? I guess I'll just see what she says when I get to that point. I just don't want any reason for her to knock my diet. I know she's not exactly anti-veg, but she's not por-veg either.<br><br>
Thanks!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
57 Posts
it sounds like you're eating a varied and balanced diet, so together with the prenatal vitamin i doubt your midwife could really complain.<br><br><br><br>
a while ago i posted a question about iron rich foods, since i was worried of not getting enough (i don't take supplements.) two suggestions that i really liked were sprouted grain bread and wraps (particularly ones like the "food for life" brand which includes sprouted soybeans) and hemp seeds.<br><br><br><br>
the advantage of these foods is that you get plenty of iron and other nutrients in just a small amount, and they are tasty! (the frozen sprouted grain bread is much better toasted than just thawed.) the hemp seeds are also packed with omega acids that are good for brain functioning and development.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
the other thing to keep in mind is folic acid, for which lentils, beans, and leafy greens are a good source.<br><br><br><br>
sesame and sesame butter (tahini) are a good source of calcium and iron as well as healthy oil.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
i could go on and on, but really, it seems like you're doing a very good job.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,003 Posts
echowarrier - I am by no means a nutritionist, and I'm not sure what the combination of being pregnant AND nursing means for amount of extra caloric intake, but your diet looks wonderful! If all pregnant ladies out there ate 2% as well as you do.....! I know I didn't eat that well when I was pregnant. I ate well, but not like that.<br><br><br><br>
As piratemoon said - grazing is good. Especially when you're pregnant. (I'm sure you know this, as you've been there before) Also, I agree with the fruit bit. I found that fruit was crucial in keeping things - ah - moving...hehe. I found the other fibres just didn't do the trick like fruit did.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top