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Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide Paperback – May 1, 2009
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""Whichever foods your pregnancy drives you toward or makes you recoil from, the new what-to-eat-while-pregnant book "Feed the Belly," by Frances Largeman-Roth (Sourcebooks, 2009) can help you figure out how to consume enough of the nutrients you and your growing baby need even as you tiptoe through the minefield of cravings, aversions and weight gain... She writes in a breezy, I'm-your-pal style, which many moms-to-be will find appealing." --Jennifer LaRue Huget, The Washington Post (3.18.2010)" - The Washington Post
More About the Author
Frances earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at Columbia University in New York. She's a frequent guest on national TV shows, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning and The Dr. Oz Show. Frances is the author of Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide (Sourcebooks, Inc., 2009), and co-author of the best selling The CarbLovers Diet (Oxmoor House, 2010) and The CarbLovers Diet Cookbook (Oxmoor House, 2014. Her latest cookbook, Eating In Color: Delicious, Healthy Recipes for You and Your Family, was published in January 2014 (Stewart, Tabori & Chang). She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband Jon, daughter Willa, and son Leo. You can keep up with Frances at www.franceslargemanroth.com and follow her at twitter.com/FrancesLRothRD.
Top Customer Reviews
Largeman-Roth takes the reader on the journey from pre-pregnancy through the child's birth and breast feeding. As an encouraging, never judgmental coach, she explains how pregnant mothers can best take care of themselves and their babies by discussing what foods are healthiest and why. In a supportive tone, she offers the mother-to-be realistic advice on everything from food cravings to dealing with gas to healthy snacks to eating out at fast food places to drinking enough water to surviving morning sickness to best equipping your kitchen.
Largeman-Roth must have a great sense of humor--this book is fun! It's also remarkably easy to read and understand despite the large amount of nutritional information it contains. There is nothing dry or boring in "Feed the Belly". Largeman-Roth makes it all seem simple. She comes across like a helpful confidante who wants you to follow her advice without being compulsive about eating healthy.
There's a whole chapter on exercise--something that other pregnancy nutrition books skip completely. It includes a list of places to buy hard-to-find maternity exercise clothes, as well as a list of yoga poses that are safe for pregnancy. With obesity such a looming issue these days, Largeman-Roth does the reader a great service by encouraging pregnant women to get--and stay--active. And that's good news for your grandkids too.
I've tried a couple recipes, and they've been pretty mild. If you prefer more flavor in your foods, use the recipes as a base, and pump it up with more spices or extra seasoning. For good recipes, I prefer Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Today's Mothers-to-Be.
I'm reading several books on pregnancy nutrition, some of which are pretty intense and scholastic. This one is a short, easy, fun read that covers all the simple basics. If you don't want to become a nutrition or herbal healing expert, and just want the short scoop on how to feed your body and baby during pregnancy, this is the right book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very helpful resource for nutrition info, So much more then just recipes. I have one for myself and have a copy that i pass along to friends.Published 22 months ago by Bradley Houseworth
Some unnecessary cursing and too much organic talk. We aren't all as rich as you. Otherwise it was pretty good.Published on August 31, 2013 by Torrie Pepper
I pretty much used this book as my bible when I was pregnant. It gives a lot of helpful tips plus some recipes to make your own shakes and snacks. Read morePublished on August 25, 2013 by AngelE
The explanations of what my body needed during pregnancy and foods i needed to avoid were very helpful. Read morePublished on March 7, 2013 by D. Logemann
This book was such a help to me when I was pregnant that I bought it for my best friend when she got pregnant!Published on January 6, 2013 by Designgirl12
It was an okay book. What to expect when expecting has a lot of the same information plus tons more. This book does go more indepth on what foods give you certain nutrients etc.. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Levi Hart
I was excited to order this book after I found out I was pregnant and read all the great reviews. All in all the book has some good recipes and info but I felt it was a little... Read morePublished on February 18, 2011 by A. Nantell