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Eating right is very important. I didn't learn this lesson until AFTER I gained 80lbs though. I was 104 prepreg. LOL!! Towards the end I had to take in a lot of protein, so I watched what I ate more, but in the beginning I ate about a dozen freshly baked chocolate chip cookies a day.....I know I know.....and I didn't work.....and I sat on the computer all day.....*terrible*
It's important to me ... I'm watching the protein to make sure I get more than normal BUT a lot of things I should be eating, make me sick, and even if I could eat them I'm a small person! I might eat three saucer-size plates of food in an entire day, plus three drinks. If I try to stuff myself to get enough fruit/veggies/protein/calories/whatever I would just be throwing it up. I'm trying to make what I DO eat, count.
So obviously I'm not getting what I should. Hopefully in a few weeks I'll actually be able to get enough protein, if I get hungrier and my food aversions go away. I used to hardly eat any fruits or veggies at all ... so having fruit with breakfast, and salad for lunch, I figure I'm doing a heck of a lot better than usual. Calories I'm not really worried about. As long as I don't see ridiculous weight gain on the scale, that's the furthest thing from my mind.
I won't have aspartame anymore. If I want something sweet, it had better have real sugar in it. I've read a few articles that make me wonder whether it's really something I want to be ingesting, and you know ... it won't hurt me or the baby NOT to have it. We don't NEED aspartame. And I'm not sure it's totally a-ok. So it's out. That's really the only thing, though.
I eat pretty good normally. I like to make sure I'm getting enough protein and fruits and veggies. BUT when I have a craving for something I eat it. My weight gain has either been below or right at where it needs to be. All in all I think your body will tell you what you need. I rarely drink caffeine, just lots of water. Also juice is good to keep 'regular'. I'm not claiming to be the best eater but I try...
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