Are you trying to get the 70-80 grams of protein every day? It really seems like the more protein I eat in a day the better I feel and it *does* seem to slightly alleviate foot swelling, as long as I stay up on the water/herbal tea too. I "normally" have *no* problem digesting grains and stuff, so focusing on just meat/eggs/veggies feels a little weird, but since some of my friends are following the paleo diet, I've gotten some good advice on how to boost protein.
I was just curious about your tips and tricks for eating all that recommended protein. Here's what I'm thinking... eggs for breakfast, protein shake for snack, chicken breast for lunch, and chicken/fish/meat for dinner. Plenty of veggies added in and amongst those and sweet potatoes for carb cravings. Also, I realize that since I am not on a diet to lose weight, that some grains should be added in, but emphasis on protein.
Seems like when I eat a lot of carbs, especially flour-type carbs and sugar type carbs, whether wheat, rice or whatever, that I get more tired and a bit more foot swelling. You too? Also, walking is so great for giving me energy, but I *should* have been walking waaay earlier in the pregnancy. You probably walked and exercised way more than I did. Up until about 2 months ago, the only exercise I was getting was cleaning my house... that was a mistake.