No goals. I just try to make sure I eat. If I don't make a vested effort at eating (when not pg), I typically consume less than 500 calories a day. Needless to say, this is *never* a good thing.
So . . . Adding in my food allergies . . .
My diet is absolutely free of soy, gluten, papaya, moldy cheese, and peanuts. Tree nuts are okay. I have to limit certain other things during certain seasons due to oral allergy syndrome. I can't have most preservatives, either.
Starches are limited due to severe GERD. Limited potatoes. Very little sugar. No HFCS.
I'm keeping plenty of "snack" foods in the house. For me, this is stuff like brown rice pasta, cream (for a breve latte), whole milk, whey protein powder, salad fixings, roasted peppers, celery, carrots, safe dip, hummus, chickpeas, other beans, cheese, apples, etc.
I can have popcorn, since it doesn't bother my gut. I like to dress it with butter and nutritional yeast.
Once the morning sickness hit, I started craving meat, so I gave up vegetarianism for the time being. I'm mostly eating chicken, with a smattering of mild fish, turkey, and beef. I'm allergic to pork, so none of that.
Today I've had homemade beef stew (mmm, veggies), chips and dip (chips were a bad idea, I'm paying for it), a couple protein shakes, and random veggies. It's not enough for the day, but I've been feeling really anti-food. I'll make up for it this evening. I'm planning bbq chicken (apricot preserves, chipotle sauce, chili sauce, ginger, garlic) in a bit, unless boy leaves me some beef stew.
We eat greens almost every single day and we eat *tons* of other veggies. Today might be a non-fresh veggie supper as I'm craving lobio (lebanese green beans). That takes awhile, so the quick veggie will probably be thinly sliced and roasted summer squash. I'm also having some tinkyada pasta (butter and yeast on top).
I tend to graze throughout the day, with my heavier mealtimes after the dinner hour.
A very frequent snack for me is a quesadilla made with corn tortillas, sliced onions, cheddar cheese (or random queso), and olives. Yum. Way too low in calories, but it gets an ounce or two of cheese in me relatively quickly.
So . . . no actual plan, just trying to *eat*.
I don't work. I do try to get regular exercise. My husband works at home, so he'll occasionally just dump something in my lap for me to eat (and hope it doesn't gross me out).
I'm gonna go buy apples . . . aw, crap. Tomorrow, I guess. The orchard is closed now. I've been eating virginia ginger golds with sharp cheddar most nights.
Chasing DS since April 2007 and pumping for DD March 2013.