One thing about logging my food during pregnancy is that I need to plan a bit more on what I am going to eat. Just with the slightest increase in hunger, I find myself more likely to reach and crave foods that I don’t usually snack on, or build in my meals. Indeed, I have added an AM snack on many days since being pregnant. Having a plan of what to eat is one of the things that has helped me gain (thus far!!) a healthy amount of weight. And tracking a food log has helped me to ensure I am getting plenty of variety, color and flavor in my meals.
7:30AM – Breakfast – Blood Sugar 81 mg/dl
2 over easy eggs, cooked in Kerrygold butter, 1 slice of back bacon and grilled zucchini and onion
Supplements: probiotics, fish oil, catalyn GF, vitamin D (I source these from Standard Process)
Disclaimer: some people may shy away from undercooked eggs when pregnant. This is a choice I knowingly make, having confidence in the high quality eggs used.
10:30AM – Snack – Blood Sugar 79 mg/dl
1 mini kind bar, 32 ounces of filtered water
By this time, heading into lunch, I had walked about 3 miles.
Lunch – 12:30PM – Blood Sugar 89mg/dl
Romaine (organic) lettuce sandwich
– Columbus brand Herb Roasted Turkey
– cheddar cheese and mustard.
Carrots and 1 spoonful of nut butter (not shown)
Soaked chia seeds (overnight in almond milk) with 2 sliced large organic strawberries
Herbal passion tea, chilled
3:30PM – Snack – Go Raw Chocolate square (raw cacao contains the highest level of anti-oxidants, including magnesium and chromium, of any whole food)
5:30PM – Dinner – 110mg/dl
Homemade Chicken Salad
– organic, free range chicken
– Greek yogurt
– apple cider vinegar
– almond slivers
– organic raisins
1 small orange
Extra virgin olive oil
Overall, it’s a little hard to eat what I want in the latter part of the day this late in pregnancy. I am very insulin resistant and have to choose my carbs wisely. The resistance is starting to tapper down, and I likely over did it on carbs at dinner. At my 7:30PM check I was 141 mg/dl and I will eat something again before bed.