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Is this vaguely balanced?(4 Posts)
So I've never had a huge appetite, or been particularly interested in food, so getting enough down me has always been a bit of a challenge, and I've thus been low normal or underweight since babyhood.
Now that I'm pregnant, I've tried harder to make sure that my diet has a reasonable balance of fruit, veg, carbs, protein ... etc, Mediterranean diet style. I've also tried to make it as easy as possible to do so that I actually remember to eat everything.
In a day, I typically end up eating:
Breakfast- peanut, carrot, banana, avocado, and cabbage smoothie with bread/toast and an apple
Lunch: scrambled eggs, beans, peas, and broccoli, with bread/toast
Dinner: pork or chicken with veggies (usually sweetcorn and sprouts) with bread/toast
I don't really drink anything other than water. I eat 4-6 slices of white bread, because it's the only carb that seems to increase my appetite enough that I eat all of the other things (wholegrain bread, porridge, rice, or pasta seems to fill me up such that I don't eat all day, otherwise I'd have that).
I have no idea if I'm missing anything, so if anyone could tell me if I'm missing anything important/if the calories are way out, then that'd be awesome
It’s a lot of bread. How about potatoes? It’s hard to assess calories without portion sizes though.
@SuzieCarmichael that's fair. I'm eating that much bread as it seems to make me hungrier. As I haven't gained any weight this pregnancy, and am generally on the very bottom edge of healthy weight, I figured it might be best to eat more so that the baby gets enough nutrients.
I will try potatoes as they seem healthier, and/or will wean onto more complex carbs once I am able to eat them without total loss of appetite.
For reference, the vegetable and fruit portions are about 80g each, and I have about 100g of meat, and 3-4 eggs in my scrambled eggs. I also have about 200g of kefir in my smoothie.
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