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I am measuring about 4 weeks ahead which is slighty abnormal for me & I normally have some blood sugar issues so my mw is testing me for GD this week. She also asked me to keep a diet record to make sure I am getting enouhg protien. I have gained less than I did so far with my other 2 but I also had alot of food aversions in 1st half of this pregnancy.<br><br>
When I look at my diet sheet it doesn't seem like I am eating very much. Take a look at what I have so far & tell me what you think. Does this seem like enough or the right things? I was so good about my diet in my previous pregnancies, but this time I just haven't paid much attention. I am vegetarian BTW.<br><br><b>May 15</b><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Breakfast<br></span>2 eggs<br>
½ tomato<br>
1 string cheese<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Snack<br></span>banana<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Lunch<br></span>Tortilla chips, cucumber & carrot sticks<br>
eggplant hummus<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Snack<br></span>4 dates<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Dinner<br></span>High-protein tofu & broccoli<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Snack<br></span>watermelon<br><br><b>May 16<br></b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Breakfast<br></span>Watermelon<br>
Oatmeal with almond butter & blueberries<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Snack<br></span>Oatbread with eggplant hummus<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Lunch<br></span>Pasta salad<br>
Potato salad<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Dinner<br></span>Beans & rice<br>
salad<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Snack<br></span>Oatbread with eggplant hummus<br><br><b>May 17<br></b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Breakfast<br></span>2 eggs, hash brown, cheese & salsa on a whole wheat tortilla with salsa<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Lunch<br></span>2 bowls of quinoa, veggie & pumpkin seed salad<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Dinner<br></span>Pasta plus with red lentil & asparagus sauce<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Snack<br></span>Scoop of ice cream<br>
 <br><b>May 18<br></b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Breakfast<br></span>Oatmeal with almond butter & blueberries<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Lunch<br></span>Roasted brussel sprouts with walnuts<br>
Quorn meatless nuggets
 

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I'm certainly no dietician, but I'll take a swing!<br><br>
It looks like you are doing really well with the carbs being long-acting complex..so that's great for the blood sugar issue.<br><br>
It seems you are possibly low on protein-but that depends on what number you are striving for. (it also depends on what each of your items contain, obviously...I could be off if I'm figuring something has 10 mg, and it has double that..) I am striving for 80 mg per day, and that's tough to reach for even meat eaters, so it's a real conscious effort to put forth.<br><br>
Your calories and fat also don't seem very high. Whether they are high enough, I have no idea, and is probably a personal need thing more than anything. I'd be starved, but I am physically active for most of the day, and know that I maternally need to gain X amount of weight in pregnancy to build my babies.<br><br>
It looks like you are getting quite a bit of diverse foods, which helps even the sugars, as well. I would think that this would be a good GD diet ( I have had severe, 24 hr insulin pump dependent GD before) particularly because you are avoiding simple sugars/fruits in the AM..sometimes a focus on protein dense first meal of the day can really help keep it even keeled all day.<br><br>
I hope someone else can chime in with their take..perhaps a vegetarian, too!
 

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It's hard to say for sure, but I would guess you are not getting enough protein. I know for many vegetarians, eggs and dairy become important protein sources. I see on the 16th that you didn't eat either. You are eating quite a bit of whole grains, which is a good source, but sometimes is not well metabolized. You might consider adding protein powder to your diet. You can buy it a health food stores or GNC, and they make veggie ones that have whole proteins in them. A sprinkle of that on your oatmeal, or a smoothie made with a scoop, might help balance things out a bit. I also wonder about your calcium intake, as I struggle with that and eat more dairy than you seem to. I take a calcium/magnesium supplement to help make sure I get enough.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I also wonder about your calcium intake, as I struggle with that and eat more dairy than you seem to. I take a calcium/magnesium supplement to help make sure I get enough.</div>
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Hummus, tofu, broccoli, and almond butter (in the OP's list) are all good sources of calcium.
 
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