Join Date: May 2007
Location: São Paulo, Brazil--from Atlanta, US
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I am having major trouble with the eggs, too! All of a sudden, I can't stand anything 'fleshy', which, to my mouth, now includes eggs. I managed some today by making french toast, and I think that is what I'll have to keep doing--using eggs as an ingredient in something else.
The problem with fleshy...I am usually a total meat-eater! How will I get my protein now? I guess beans, milk, cheddar, eggs... Sigh.
In the Deepak Chopra pregnancy book I'm reading, he writes that we should eat half our body weight in grams of protein per day (so, 125 lbs = 63 grams of protein). That's my new daily minimum, although I still strive for 100. In the past several months, it has been SO rare for me to achieve 80 grams or more in one day.
I am getting way better at the water, though--which was the hardest part for me in the previous two pregnancies.
Updating: Oh, wait! I am a total liar. Well, a partial liar. Because I have been eating canned TUNA like it is going out of style. A little concerned about the mercury, but I read that smaller tuna (like that end up minced in cans) have lower mercury levels than big tuna (like that end up as steaks). Hope this is true...at least until this craving subsides...
Tamara: Aspiring doula, partner to Brazilian musician, mom to THREE GIRLIES!
(4/01, 6/07, & 12/09)