Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The baby diet

When I found out I was pregnant, one of the first things we did was go out and stock up on baby friendly food.  When we lost the baby, those healthy choices went out the window and in their place, I've been indulging in sushi (duh), wine, cake, pasta, etc. 

I've never really struggled with weight issues, but that in no way means that I'm healthy, either.  I hate working out, and I like to cook things in butter.  Husband has felt the effects, and my energy has suffered as well (which is especially bad considering I've now been of my narcolepsy meds for 3 months).  I still plan to indulge in some things until we get pregnant again (sushi), but I also want to make sure that my body is a good home for baby while we're trying. 

Husband has decided that a fruit smoothie each morning is a good way to get started, and that doesn't involve the gym, so I plan to join him.  I've also heard that you can add things like spinach to a smoothie and not even notice it's in there.  Sounds like an easy change to make.  Any other tips or tricks for getting healthier that don't involve me running a 10k?


  1. You can definitely add spinach without noticing the taste. The color.. that is another story. I think it is easy to cover the flavor with some combination of peanut butter (or any nut butter) and banana, and/or a chocolate protein powder.

    We also like to use frozen fruits (blueberries, strawberries, mango, etc).

  2. It's true, you won't even taste the spinach. Have you tried Dr. Oz's Green Drink? I was surprised at how it wasn't totally awful ; ) I'm right there with ya though on trying to eat better. Other little & simple changes I've made: Replacing ground beef with ground turkey. Trying to limit our red meat consumption to one dinner per week (we like our ribeyes!), oatmeal every day, cutting out soda/juice and drinking more water or green tea, and making a conscious effort to have SOME fruits and vegetables every day, even if it's just one of each.

  3. Water! Lots of water! It boosts the metabolism, and helps with energy. Also, before I got pregnant with this one, I was taking vitamin B6 for energy ( I have major energy issues as well) and it was better than coffee! I think it helped me get preggo the second time too (it was a suprise this time, not a science experiment like L was)

    The spinach is a good idea too, I am starting to make L fruit smoothies with a little spinach in them just to get some dark green into his diet!

    Good luck and keep us updated!

  4. I am getting ready to post some smoothie recipes on my blog next week. Get excited! I make awesome smoothies!