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Andi, wife of Seraphim
Mom to Elijah (6/05) and Moses (6/08) and baby Joshua, UBAC February 18, 2011!
|recent studies have shown that high protein diets without sufficient high-complex carbohydrates can cause women to lose weight at a time when they should be gaining in order to build a baby (Kramer 2003c; Kramer 2003d). These studies are misinterpreted as indicating that too much protein is bad for women (Kramer 2003b; McKeown 2001). The major problem with these studies was that the women used powdered protein supplements, not dietary-food sources, and left out complex carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, beans, seeds, salt, etc. It was not a complete diet. What the studies really told us is that protein supplements don't work. In order to supply the pregnant body with what it needs, dietary protein, along with high-complex carbohydrates and all the other nutrients, needs to come from real food (Kramer 2003b).|
Originally Posted by morgansmom
I used a soy protien powder last pg and would never do it again. I was getting way too much protein and I think it contributed to ds growing bigger than he would have if I would have just followed a balanced diet and gotten my protien from my foods. He was massive and weighed 12lbs. And after reading lots of iffy things about soy, I would go for anything but soy powder if you're going to supplement.
There are counters online where you can enter the exact foods you eat for a day (say, 1.5c Silk soymilk, etc.) and see exactly how much protein etc. you're getting. It might surprise you! If you'd like a link just lmk. It's pretty cool.