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What to Expect: Eating Well When You're Expecting Paperback – May 2, 2005
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For many pregnant women, eating healthy during pregnancy is a catch-22: "The reason you want to eat healthy is because you're pregnant—and the reason you're having a hard time eating healthy is also because you're pregnant," the authors explain. Morning sickness, heartburn, constipation... the list of food-related problems pregnant women can encounter goes on and on. Murkoff (What to Expect When You're Expecting) and coauthor Mazel address these difficulties in a practical manner, with numerous tried-and-true suggestions that will certainly afford some relief for the majority. The "Pregnancy Diet Daily Dozen" lists foods that provide all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients mother and child need, followed by recipes that facilitate consumption of the daily dozen. Sidebars examine "wisdom of the ages" (myths and old wives' tales that may or may not hold water), and a survey will help expectant mothers evaluate their eating habits and monitor their weight gain. The authors address concerns of pregnant women who are lactose intolerant or vegans, advise on what to order in a restaurant, list which foods are strictly off-limits and explain how to read food labels. The book continues through the postpartum period and breastfeeding, making it an excellent resource for new moms and moms-to-be. (June)
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Plus the latest lowdown on low carbs, vegetarian diets, caffeine, supplements, food safety, and more.
Includes 175 delicious, easy-to-prepare, and nutrition-packed recipes, developed especially for mom-to-be and her baby (but yummy enough to satisfy the whole family).
Expect to eat well!
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The first chapter tells you why it's important to eat nutritious food. The second chapter is so great because it goes through all the pregnancy symptoms and gives advice on exactly what to do for them in terms of food. Too nauseaous to eat (my problem) -- here are some tips. What to do about the food cravings (especially when you're craving something totally unhealthy). But the best thing is that it doesn't make you feel guilty if you do crave ice cream or cake or whatever. It recognizes that sometimes the only thing I can eat is potato chips, and it doesn't make me feel like I'm hurting my baby! But it still gives you the ideal of what you should eat (there's a really funny section later on called "ideal...get real" that totally gets this point across. Plus it makes you realize you probably are eating healthy for the most aprt anyway). I love that.
The next chapter goes through weight gain and the pregnancy diet telling you what you should be eating each day. The best thing is that the book has tons of lists of different foods -- and the serving amounts -- so figuring out how much to eat is no big deal. Then there's a great chapter on being an expectant gourmet. It goes through all the different types of food that you can eat while you're pregnant. I learned so much from that chapter. Who knew there were so many different types of lettuces!
There's also stuff on what foods to avoid when you're pregnant, and how to keep your food safe. Also sections on eating while you're working with great tips on eating when you're sick, when you're traveling, and what you can eat when you're in a restuarant.
Then the best part is the recipes -- it's half the book! Totally yummy. I already made the ginger and carrot muffins (they say ginger is good for morning sickness) and the Chicken Burgers with Mango relish. The recipes are all healthy -- but so good and they totally don't taste like health food stuff-- even my husband (mr. very picky eater) thought the muffins were great. And what's great is that I was able to eat them too even with my nausea! There are so many good looking recipes, I don't know which ones to try first (I think I'm going to try the Pork Medallions with arugula and Tomatoes next).
Totally get this book if you're pregnant and want to eat healthy and eat good food. I highly recommend it and am telling all my friends to get it too! Even the non pregnant ones!
Reading through the plan I didn't understand it. I'm used to my plan on mypyramid.gov which was much clearer and strict [which for me is important otherwise I still over eat]. If you can understand the gibberish that is the daily plan in this book then i hope it works for you. I had to read and reread over 5 times before it started to somewhat make sense. I'm going to give it another try because there are some things that take me forever to learn and others i pick up right away so maybe it's just me. Honestly this series isn't my favorite to begin with; but I stick with it because the website is useful and it honestly answered more questions than my Dr. who always seems to have somewhere better to be [yep going to switch next time]. The other good thing about it though [and why I gave it 3 stars] is that it goes through how much weight to gain for a healthy pregnancy whether you're a "twig" to start out with or not and WHY [another topic my Dr. avoids].I recommend borrowing this from your local library or a friend before buying it just to see if you can decifer it.
I almost bought it's predicessor, but the description of this version's reduction in the "wheatier than thou" approach sold me. I have a couple of the other "What to do books" and was aware that I would skim past a lot of the dietary advice as not being realistic to my lifestyle - but this book is. Its full of down-to-the-roots, real life knowledge on what nutrition really is, why you are supposed to eat what they say you should, and real-world decision making for trying to be healthy one day at a time.
It goes into fantastic detail on the Daily Dozen concept, and the recipies that I have tried so far are easy and tasty, with lots of room for personalization and variety. But it's not just a diet-or a recipe book. It's a way to trully think about everything you eat and why you do or don't need it. Whether I lose the weight or not, whether we have another child or not, I've gained a lot of confidence and knowledge about my habits from this book and I am very pleased with it.