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Brewer Diet

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Has anyone followed the Brewer Diet before?  I'm just starting to do some research on this, but I can't seem to find when to start this diet.  Do I start right away or gradually?  It will be a big diet change for me, I don't eat much dairy right now and certainly not enough protein.  It's a bit overwhelming right now.  What were your experiences with this or other pregancy nutrition thoughts?

post #2 of 14
Thread Starter 

I just realized that the only 2 threads that I've started have been about food.  Yeah, I'm hungry! 

post #3 of 14

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Edited by 1babysmom - 3/19/13 at 6:36pm
post #4 of 14

1babysmom, how big was your baby?

 

I've heard of the Brewer diet but I've never done it.  It just seemed like a lot of food!

post #5 of 14

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Edited by 1babysmom - 3/19/13 at 6:36pm
post #6 of 14

I have followed the Brewer's Diet with both of my previous pregnancies...both my boys were between 7 and 8lbs.

post #7 of 14

Did the Brewer diet make you gain more weight, do you think?  I tend to gain a good bit of weight during my pregnancies already, and was curious about the Brewer diet but don't want to gain any more than I already do.  redface.gif

post #8 of 14

With both my pregnancies I have gained about 25lbs.  I am also very active...so I am not sure if that has anything to do with it or not. 

 

post #9 of 14

I did the brewer diet 100% for my last pregnancy and had a small baby, 6lbs 4oz.  I gained 29lbs, but am small to begin with (117 now) so I need a little extra weight on me.  I totally cut out sugar and ate super healthy.  I plan on doing the brewer diet again this time, but without dairy, as I recently found out I'm sensitive to dairy and gluten.  Personally, I believe if you eat healthy, you will grow the perfect size baby for your body.  Good Luck!!

post #10 of 14

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Edited by 1babysmom - 3/19/13 at 6:38pm
post #11 of 14

My body gains the same amount of weight whether I spend 8 weeks on bedrest due to preterm labor (DS1) or keep doing karate until the beginning of the 3rd trimester (DS2), I think that's just what my body needs to grow them.  

post #12 of 14

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Edited by 1babysmom - 3/19/13 at 7:56pm
post #13 of 14

I heard that a momma will pretty much gain the same amount each time (as long as she is eating a balanced diet), but that exercise and activity will keep the baby's birth weight a bit lower.  I walked about 16-20 miles a week when I was pregnant with DS2.  I did gain the average 30lbs, but my baby was only 6lbs 4oz.  I guess we will see what this next LO weighs in at :)

post #14 of 14
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I've started loosely following the diet and I feel great.  Maybe I felt great before too and I'm just super happy to have a plan now, I'm not sure.  I went to Costco and stocked up on almonds, eggs, larabars, apricots, kiwi, frozen organic veggies, salmon, cheese, lentils, quinoa.  Ah!  Did I say I'm feeling great? 

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