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Brewers Diet

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Anyone here doing it? or have done it in the past?

i am vegetarian so I was looking over the Brewer Diet checklist for a vegetarian and I think its a great way to keep my protein intake in check. I feel I am pretty good at eating the amounts of the things the diet asks for daily....but i really could increase the protein. I have been mixing up a little nut trail mix to nosh on through out the day.

 

So anyone else on Brewers?

post #2 of 14

My midwife just put me on it yesterday.

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 

I made little checklists to put in my purse, i can fit four on a sheet of paper and made a few copies and cut them out. Its been super helpful. So when I eat a meal, i just go through and mark off what category it goes in. In the evening before i make dinner I see what is left on my checklist, and make sure i add what is left to my salad, or dinner plate, or make it a snack after dinner. 

 

I should probably just make it a template it share lol

 

post #4 of 14

Just wondering what makes the Brewer Diet special. I've never followed any specific diet during pregnancy and never had any particular issues. But I'm a very fussy eater (based on preference) and try to limit dairy and gluten based on intolerances. I'm sure I have other intolerances, but I haven't investigated it too much for fear I'll run out of things to eat. Wondering if having a checklist would help, or just frustrate me.

post #5 of 14

as far as my midwife told me, it focuses on protein without eliminating all carbs or fats, just focuses on getting more protein.

 

The benefits of high protein diets include lowering the risk of high blood pressure and diabetes, both of which I have family history of, as well as lowering the amount of excess weight gain beyond healthy pregnancy weight gain which is a concern I have since I lost 40 pounds earlier this year and don't want to gain that on top of the pregnancy weight.

post #6 of 14

I too am TRYING to do the Brewer's diet.  This past week though, I'm having a really hard time eating protein....  suddenly eggs are gross (I had been eating them for months every morning) and a lot of food is just gross.  I know this is part of the 1st trimester, but I plan to do this diet throughout.

 

And as far as what's special about it...it's also called the "No Risk Diet."  It encourages the use of salt to taste and a lot of protein.  Check it out here:  http://www.drbrewerpregnancydiet.com/id96.html

 

There is a lot of research behind it.

post #7 of 14

I've followed it in previous pregnancies and probably will again as soon as I'm over this horrible nauseous,painful stage. For now I'm just eating what I can. It's a struggle to choke anything down. 

post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 

for me, snacking on my little mix of protein trail mix has really really helped with the nausea 

post #9 of 14

My midwife told me about that with my last pregnancy, we already eat a high protein, fruit and vegetable diet. I have been craving protine too. Remember with the nuts and grains you have to because of the phytic acid (unless they are properly processed). 

post #10 of 14

Right now, I can't imagine eating that much protein no matter how healthful it is. Just the idea is making me lose my appetite. I don't know if it is the pregnancy or the metformin (since I've been quite averse to protein since I started it over the summer). All I want to eat are sweet things. I don't really understand that since I thought the metformin would kind of curb that tendency. Good luck. It seems like a good plan.

post #11 of 14

You can have protein in sweet things though. One of my fav is black bean brownies from 101cookbooks.com 

or peanut butter cookies made with 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar (or honey or whatever you prefer to use) and an egg. So easy to make and yum too. I like to add vanilla too. 

 

Or make a cheesecake with crushed nuts and maple syrup as the base. 

 

or almond butter and frozen banana ice cream/smoothie

 

I just wish any of it sounded good to me about now. I can't wait to love food again. 

post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by beccabus View Post

 

suddenly eggs are gross (I had been eating them for months every morning)



I feel the same way. They repulse me now, where I had been eating them quite a big before. Even the thought of them... blegh.

post #13 of 14


 

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Originally Posted by eireann View Post



I feel the same way. They repulse me now, where I had been eating them quite a big before. Even the thought of them... blegh.



I can do deviled eggs, but the thought of fried or scrambled (even as a scrambled egg omelet) makes me gag! 

post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by BigMamaBear View Post

I've followed it in previous pregnancies and probably will again as soon as I'm over this horrible nauseous,painful stage. For now I'm just eating what I can. It's a struggle to choke anything down. 

pretty much this. I'm trying, though. I know I feel better if I manage to eat some protein, but OMG, choking it down is rough right now. 

 

I've resorted to adding rice protein to a peanut butter/honey/cinnamon/ice smoothie midway through the day. It's kind of helping. I think.

 

 

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