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  • babyMarksMom babyMarksMom's Avatar 06-02-05 | 02:13 AM
  • What Is A Good, Nutritious, Balanced Diet During Pregnancy?

    Every day of the week, you and your baby must have:

    One quart (4 cups) of milk. Any kind will do: whole milk, low fat, skim, powdered, or buttermilk. If you do not like milk, you can substitute one cup of yogurt for each cup of milk.
    Two eggs.
    One or two servings of fish, shellfish, chicken or turkey, lean beef, veal, lamb, pork, liver or kidney. Alternative combinations include:
    Rice with beans, cheese, sesame, milk
    Cornmeal with beans, cheese, tofu, milk.
    Beans with rice, bulgur, cornmeal, wheat noodles sesame seeds, milk.
    Peanuts with: sunflower seeds, milk.
    Whole wheat bread or noodles with: beans, cheese, peanut butter, milk, tofu.

    For each serving of meat, you can substitute these quantities of cheese:
    Brick 4 oz. Longhorn 3 oz.
    Camembert 6 oz. Muenster 4 oz.
    Cheddar 3 oz. Monterey Jack 4 oz.
    Cottage 6 oz. Swiss 3 oz.

    One or two servings of fresh, green, leafy vegetables: mustard, beet, collard, dandelion or turnip greens, spinach, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, kale, Swiss chard.
    Five servings of whole grain breads, rolls, cereals or pancakes: wheatena, 100% bran flakes, granola, shredded wheat, wheat germ, oatmeal, buckwheat or whole wheat pancakes, corn bread, corn tortillas, corn or bran or whole wheat muffins, waffles, brown rice.
    Two choices from: a whole potato (any style), large green pepper, grapefruit, lemon, lime, papaya, tomato (one piece of fruit, or one large glass of juice).
    Three pats of butter.
    Also include in your diet, in addition to the above (i.e., don't count one food in two categories):
    A yellow- or orange-colored vegetable or fruit five times a week.
    Liver once a week, if you like it.
    Water: Drink to thirst.
    It is not healthy for you and your unborn baby to go even 24 hours without good food!
  • ChandyRae ChandyRae's Avatar 06-02-05 | 11:40 AM
  • If I ate anywhere near that much, I'd have gained 50 pounds by now!!
  • sarehl sarehl's Avatar 06-02-05 | 08:42 PM
  • OMG, just reading that list of foods makes me want to yak.
  • babyMarksMom babyMarksMom's Avatar 06-03-05 | 12:48 AM
  • you'll only gain a normal amount of weight for pregnancy. it took me awhile to adjust to eating like that during pregnancy, but this diet is proven to be very good for you ( and your baby ) during pregnancy. my perinatalogist recommends this diet for all her patients.

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