Full Day Of Eating: Pregnancy

I don't like to do these full day of eating posts very often, because everyone is just so different, and what works for one person might not work for another person. Back in the day, I used to look at other people's posts of what they were eating and think, "okay, if I eat exactly like that then I will look just like them". *Face palm*. I also think often only the highlights are really shown, so it makes us think that if we want to be healthy and fit, then we have to have a perfect diet and neeeever slip up.

Here I am, about to share a day of eating though, because I DO think it can sometimes be helpful to share. It can spark ideas of how to incorporate different healthy foods into your diet, along with seeing how different people break down their day to make it work for them

I'm not vegetarian, paleo, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free or anything else. I don't count calories or my macros. There is absolutely nothing wrong with doing ANY of those things, but I think everyone should experiment to see what works best for THEIR body. For me, I eat everything and choose to do it intuitively. Some days my body wants more carbs, or healthy fats, and I honour that. There are of course days where I am completely relaxed with nutrition, and eat all the treats. I don't restrict my diet the next day, or workout extra hard. I simply carry on the next day with my regular diet, and it's all good. It's taken me years to get to this point, but I feel like I've found a good balance that works for my body, and more importantly, I have a healthy relationship with food. 

With that, here's a full day of eating from last week (at 31 weeks pregnant). This is a pretty typical day of eating for me right now. I'm not perfect, and if I want a burger and fries, then I will have a burger and fries. I generally eat pretty healthy because I genuinely enjoy it and like how it makes me feel. I don't feel restricted, but I also know I'm getting in the good stuff MOST of the time. 

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BREAKFAST

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Before I eat breakfast I drink a big glass of water, along with a glass of warm water with 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. Breakfast was a vegetable frittata, made with 2 eggs, 1/4 cup of egg whites (it makes it fluffier), spinach, tomatoes, green onion, and a sprinkle of feta cheese. I also had a slice of sprouted toast on the side. 

SNACK

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A big pumpkin protein ball (recipe HERE). I ate this before my workout because I needed a little somethin', somethin'.

LUNCH

An old pic, but pretty much the same thing!

An old pic, but pretty much the same thing!

Chicken, leftover roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli, and brussel sprouts, arugula, and hummus. Seasoned with my cheesy tahini dressing

SNACK

Don't mind the disaster in the background. 

Don't mind the disaster in the background. 

1 scoop of IdealRaw chocolate protein with 2 scoops of IdealRaw superfood blend (10% off all IdealRaw products with "SWOLE"). It tastes like chocolate milk and it fills me up! I also had a big honey crisp apple.

DINNER

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Roasted veggies with crockpot turkey meatballs over spaghetti squash, with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast on top (recipe HERE). I also had a piece of JoJo's dark chocolate bark.

SNACK

I'm usually the hungriest right when I go to bed, and right when I wake up in the morning (must be from all the tossing and turning my body knows I'm going to do). I like having a big "snack" before I sleep. 1/2 cup oats cooked in 3/4 cup water. I added 1 scoop Vital Proteins collagen and 2 tbsp raw cacao powder. Topped with chia seeds, raspberries, and natural peanut butter. No picture, but you get it.