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Product Details

  • Paperback: 298 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks; 1 edition (May 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402213387
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402213380
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #482,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Guides on food advice during pregnancy abound, and expectant mom and dietitian Largeman-Roth's contribution covers all the basics: the nutrients you need when you're trying to conceive, foods to avoid, and foods that offer the most nutrition for mom and baby. But this book tries to become more than just a guide filled with dos and don'ts. It has a practical streak to it, including tips for eating out, basic kitchen training, and a whole chapter on healthy weight gain and exercising for two. There is also a brief chapter with advice specifically for women with food allergies. The recipe section offers up some familiar dishes with twists that make them a bit healthier (e.g., banana bread with flaxseed and meatloaf with apple cider vinegar) and some spicier options for those who crave curry but don't want all the sodium and oil often present in takeout. A good book for expectant moms who aren't as experimental in their food choices but want some basic tips for making healthier decisions.—Mindy Rhiger, St. Paul
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"I wish someone had handed me this book months ago! " - Mommies with Style

""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 Largeman-Roth, RD, is a New York Times best selling author and nationally recognized health expert. Frances was the Food and Nutrition Director at Health magazine for nearly eight years. Prior to that, she was part of the editorial team at the Discovery Health Channel, and also held the post of managing editor at FoodFit.com.

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.

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This book makes it easy to understand.
New Mom
For good recipes, I prefer Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Today's Mothers-to-Be.
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Overall I would highly recommend this book to first time mother's or even second time mothers.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ann C. Sheffield on May 11, 2009
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What a perfect book for all grandparents-to-be to give their expectant, or soon-to-be expectant, daughters and daughters-in-law. Much better than our outdated and possibly resented advice! Although this book is so delightful, Grandma will probably read it first or buy two copies and keep one for herself.
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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By New Mom on August 26, 2010
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I loved this book. Happened on it by accident and it turned out to be great. As a first time mom you have so many questions about what you should be doing nutritionally for you and the baby. This book makes it easy to understand. It outlines what kind of food will get you the vitamins you need with super easy recipes that actually taste good to incorporate them. I'm still making some of the recipes and my daughter is now 4 months old. And now I'm buying the book for two of my newly pregnant girlfriends. Absolutely recommend!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brooke Ruddy on May 5, 2009
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If you're trying to get pregnant or are pregnant, this is a book to have on your must-read list! These days when pregnant women everywhere are told what to eat and what not to eat and considering that eating is one of the things always on our minds, it's nice to have a guide that takes all of these things into consideration. This book not only discusses amounts of nutrients needed and how to get them, but yummy recipes to use that are "pregnancy safe". It's an easy read that will give you many, "I didn't know that!" moments. My favorite parts of the book are the "Belly Tips." Small tips throughout each chapter that provide you with creative ideas to use like -- how to drink more water and get more folic acid. Seems simple, but Largeman-Roth really provides easy tips that make you say, "What a great idea!" You'll love it from beginning to end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LadyCruz on March 28, 2011
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When I purchased this book I was looking for a new approach on nutrition with my pregnancy. I am currently 12 weeks pregnant and wanted to start off with a very nutrious diet. This is my 4th prenancy and would say experienced at this point. However, when it came to nutrition with my other pregnancies I was not as concerned as I am now. So when I came across this book I was very excited. I received the book within 4 days I believe (very suprised!) There is very good information in the book about healthy tips and ways to help with morning sickness. This came very handy for me because I was as sick a dog for the first 2 months. There was also information in the book that being a mother of 3 I still didn't know. The only disappointment I have are the recipes. I was wanting to find a book that had easy to make and easy to find ingredients. Don't get me wrong there are lots of simple snack ideas and opprotunity for substitution, however some of the recipes (for me personally) are not realistic. I have to shop for 3 children and a husband. It's very time constraining and money consuming to buy groceries just for me. Overall I would highly recommend this book to first time mother's or even second time mothers. What the hay!!! It was great for this 4th time mother to be.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Renee Henry on May 1, 2009
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Finally, a nutrition guide for pregnancy that we can actually understand AND FOLLOW! This book is an excellent resource for any pregnant, or trying-to-become-pregnant, woman. Chock-full of delicious and easy to prepare recipes and snack ideas, it provides smart food guidance to meet all the nutritional needs required for a healthy pregnancy, while also addressing special diet needs faced by many women. The recipes are varied, and really help satisfy those pesky pregnancy-induced cravings! The author also includes great advice on safe excerises to help ensure a fit and healthy pregnancy. A must-read for all soon-to-be moms.
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By Bradley Houseworth on March 31, 2014
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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.
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By Torrie Pepper on August 31, 2013
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Some unnecessary cursing and too much organic talk. We aren't all as rich as you. Otherwise it was pretty good.
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