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January 16th, 2013, 03:18 PM
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This may be a dumb question, but can I eat too much fruit?

I've been making fruit smoothies A LOT. It's hard for me to eat much throughout the day even though I'm not nauseous. I just get full fast. But with smoothies, I can blend a lot of nutritious foods and drink it easily. At my last appointment, my nurse was a little concerned with my weight loss. I've lost between 15-20 pounds and haven't gained anything. As long as I know I'm getting the right amounts of foods, I'm not going to worry about it.

So anyway, I add spinach, whatever fruits we have, and some milk. Should I limit this, or is it okay to drink away??
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January 16th, 2013, 03:30 PM
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Yes it is possible... but it doesn't sound like you are to me. Fruit is healthy! And you add spinach which is awesome for you! I wouldn't worry about your smoothies Try to snack in smaller portions on some of the other food groups throughout the day maybe? To try and get some more calories!
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January 16th, 2013, 03:35 PM
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I agree with Valerie.
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January 16th, 2013, 03:36 PM
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Yes it is possible... but it doesn't sound like you are to me. Fruit is healthy! And you add spinach which is awesome for you! I wouldn't worry about your smoothies Try to snack in smaller portions on some of the other food groups throughout the day maybe? To try and get some more calories!

I eat other stuff too!
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Haha, k then I think you are good!
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Fruit is healthy but high in sugar. Me PERSONALLY, I limit fruit to 1-2 servings per day and try to get more vegetables. So, I mean.. if you're making these smoothies several times a day, then yes, possibly you could be overdoing it. Otherwise, enjoy!
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yeah you need to mix up your food intake
baby needs all sorts of nutrients from grains, meats, veggies
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January 16th, 2013, 05:48 PM
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Yeah, it can happen. I wouldn't go over two or three servings a day, fruit can be high in sugar. But you can look up what types of fruit have less sugar so you can have more of it. Also, I add a scoop of protein powder to my smoothie every day and that alone adds 26 grams of protein. Watch the ingredients lists though, they can get pretty dicey. I love Bluebonnet Whey Protein Isolate-Vanilla flavor. Whey protein isolate is the most bioavailable whey protein there is, and this brand is made with just WPI, non-GMO soy lecithin, vanilla flavor and stevia.
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yeah you need to mix up your food intake
baby needs all sorts of nutrients from grains, meats, veggies
I never said fruit is the only thing I eat. I eat other meals too.
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Bc fruit is high in sugar, I think it can cause problems with sugar. When I was pg with DD, I was borderline GD and the dr said the pounds (literally) of fruit I was eating could be a possible reason for higher blood sugar.
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January 16th, 2013, 07:34 PM
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Bc fruit is high in sugar, I think it can cause problems with sugar. When I was pg with DD, I was borderline GD and the dr said the pounds (literally) of fruit I was eating could be a possible reason for higher blood sugar.
Good to know. I guess I should cut back. Maybe I'll reduce the amount of fruit and add another veggie to the blend.
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January 16th, 2013, 07:40 PM
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OMIGOD. A strawberry smoothie would be PERFECT right now.

I think as long as you were watching your sugar you should be fine. A glass of smoothie with each meal should be fine. You should be eating 3-4 servings of fruit a day while pregnant and if you look at nutritional value you can substitute some fruits out for certain veggies. So, you can have 5-6 servings of fruit and only 1-2 servings of veggies

I would recommend a plain greek yogurt or a vanilla flavored greek yogurt with very little sweetener to blend in your smoothies. I also enjoy this brand Mountain High which has more of a buttery taste to it.

Because you're only 17 weeks I wouldn't worry about your weight. I lost 25lbs with my first pregnancy before 18 weeks. I gained nothing my second trimester and only 10lbs in my third. 2 weeks after I gave birth I weighed myself and realized I lost 50lbs.
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January 16th, 2013, 07:49 PM
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As long as you don't have diabetes, the fruit sugar isn't going to hurt you.

It sounds like you have a healthy diet, so don't worry too much about. I bet the weight starts coming on soon.
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January 16th, 2013, 08:02 PM
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OMIGOD. A strawberry smoothie would be PERFECT right now.

I think as long as you were watching your sugar you should be fine. A glass of smoothie with each meal should be fine. You should be eating 3-4 servings of fruit a day while pregnant and if you look at nutritional value you can substitute some fruits out for certain veggies. So, you can have 5-6 servings of fruit and only 1-2 servings of veggies

I would recommend a plain greek yogurt or a vanilla flavored greek yogurt with very little sweetener to blend in your smoothies. I also enjoy this brand Mountain High which has more of a buttery taste to it.

Because you're only 17 weeks I wouldn't worry about your weight. I lost 25lbs with my first pregnancy before 18 weeks. I gained nothing my second trimester and only 10lbs in my third. 2 weeks after I gave birth I weighed myself and realized I lost 50lbs.
Thanks for your input.
I'll add that I never add any sweetener to the smoothies. I just use fryit, veggies, and milk.
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I think it sounds like your doing fine amy As long as ya say only have maybe two smoothies a day. They sound delish!
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January 16th, 2013, 08:47 PM
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sounds delish! I think you should be fine, throw in a few more veggies and call it a day! If you are really concerned call your dr. and ask but it sounds like you are getting your calories any way you can hold them down right now. It's not like you are eating oreo milk shakes multiple times a day
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I am also obsessed with smoothies. I add V8 fusion and Greek yogurt to mine. The V8 has a full serving of fruit and vegetables in each 8oz serving. Then along with the actual strawberries and pineapple and banana I add, I feel I get almost all my fruit and one of my veggie servings in one shot.The Greek yogurt I add also has 12g of protein. But I think I'm gunna throw in some protein powder that sounded like a great idea!
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