Since finding out I’m expecting, weight has gone on where I really didn’t want it too and I have craved foods that I really didn’t want to crave.
Admittedly, in the first three months I went with the flow. If I wanted some salad, thats what I had, and if I wanted a digestive biscuit I went with it. I was so relieved to be pregnant, I wanted to do everything I could to protect my baby, and that involved listening to my body and going with it.
Now I’m five months in, I want to take more care of what is going in.
Here is my diet;
Before the gym: two boiled eggs
10am: Green juice – 1 x apple, 4 x sticks celery, handful of kale, 1 x lemon, 1/4 cucumber and sometimes 1/2 avocado. I will also have a slice of rye bread with almond butter.
1pm: Usually a soup or I have chicken with sweet potato and salad.
4pm: This is my problem time so I have something sweet like chocolate Sunwarrior Protein Shake and 1/2 banana with cinnamon. I might also have a few slices of goats cheese.
7pm: Protein like salmon, chicken, steak or cod with salad or veggies.
8:pm: Apple and cinnamon and almond butter.
Now I don’t know if this is the right diet for everyone but I seem to have loads of energy from this. I’m still putting on weight though, which I suppose is down to my growing baby and my hormones. My nails are strong though, my hair doesn’t stop growing and my iron levels are high and my blood pressure is on the low side of normal. My mid-wife seems happy.
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I do give into my cravings. For instance, yesterday I was at an event and they were giving out yummy birthday cake with lots of icing. Usually I would have resisted but I think why not. Big shape up is for once the baby is born so that’s when I say no, no to cake and no to junk food but for now, I will have it occasionally as and when I fancy it.