Pregnancy can be confusing as books on the market compete with each other for information and doctors will instruct each one of us differently. It’s hard to tell what one should or should do, let alone what we should be eating daily. I read this book that stated, vegans can not get pregnant, I was shocked to find out this information as I was already pregnant with twins. Additionally, I once read pregnant mommas should be eating all the time, more than 3x the amount as normal, around 2200 calories at least per day. The information did not take into consideration the expectant mothers’ body structure, not just pre-pregnancy weight. If I were to eat 2200 calories a day, I would be so sick I wouldn’t be able to keep everything down. It’s always best to remember books and doctors do not know your body as much as you do, so take care of yourself as much as possible and listen to your instincts. Personally, I am 4′ 11″ and a small frame, so that means I am well under the “gov’t average” of 5′ 2″. So medical and book advice is always helpful to some extent but remember the suggestions are for an average sized person, which I am not sure about you but I am not sure how many people fit the “average” size.
Hence, I am not afraid to share what I eat on a daily basis. I am not shy of what I am eating, I am not dieting nor am I am I trying to keep to a low weight while pregnant. The health of my two babies are my main goal, that is what keeps me eating more and more each day. But, I have a rule that I have to eat at least 3 good quality meals a day and if I want something sweet I have it. So, in honor of not dieting while pregnant, here is part 2 of what I ate during my 1st Trimester of pregnancy with our vegan twins.