So excited to finally share that my husband and I are expecting our first child in August! (If I didn’t give it away already by all the dessert hacks I have been posting lately) I am really excited to share my pregnancy journey with you all, from the products I love, the things I don’t and what has been working for me personally.
I have been really blessed with an amazing first trimester, no nausea or morning sickness just some minor fatigue. Aside from that I have been able to maintain a clean diet and keep up with my workouts 4-5 days a week. (DISCLAIMER: I understand that my experience is not usual and if you’re having a tougher time due to fatigue and sickness do not beat yourself up, you have more than enough time to turn a new leaf in your second and third trimesters)
Let’s talk diet! The second I found out I was pregnant I wanted to make sure I educated myself with as much information as I could possibly consume, I realized everything I did from this point on would not only affect me, but the development of my unborn child (no pressure!). Of course there are the standards lists of the pregnancy can and can not’s but the rest of the eating principles are not entirely different to how anyone should approach a healthy lifestyle. I wanted to make sure I focused on nutrient rich foods I could tolerate, although I have not had any nausea or morning sickness, my sense of smell has been incredibly heightened so it hasn’t been that I am too nauseous to eat, but the smells of certain foods could make me nauseous.
80 oz of Water daily
3 Egg whites
1 Whole egg
1 Slice of Ezekiel Bread
- Prenatal Vitamin and a Probiotic
- 4 oz. of Black Coffee
1 Cup of Non-Fat Grass-fed Kefir (Vanilla or Peach)
Green Smoothie (Banana, Spinach, Ginger, Berries, Vegan Protein)
2 Spinach Cakes
Large Field Green Salad
Fresh Fruit (Pineapple, Nectarine or a Plum)
Fresh Fruit (Strawberries, Raspberries or Blueberries)
5 oz. Lean Protein
½ C Quinoa or Roasted Sweet Potato’s
Your calorie intake really shouldn’t change in your first trimester and should be increased in your second and third trimester by only 300 calories unless told otherwise by your physician, this is equivalent to 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter and a slice of Ezekiel bread. So when people say you’re eating for two, yes that is true however it doesn’t mean you should be consuming an extra 1,000 calories a day.
*Please note, I am not a Physician I am just sharing my personal experience with you and what has worked for me, if you have any questions ask your physician