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?
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!!
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 :)
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?