Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

This carnival sounded like fun to participate in (especially since I actually have a book I'm reading up here by the computer - I'm so lazy!) Melonie regularly participates, and it's fun to get a glimpse into different books.

From The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Jill Romm (highly recommended!)
Because it is ideal to get your nutrients from foods rather than relying on supplements, I am including a wide variety of food sources from which various nutrients are available. The best way to ensure that you are eating well is to include a wide variety of healthy, natural foods. Your best bets are foods that are as close to a natural state as possible.

Romm suggests keeping a diet diary to assist you in establishing healthful eating patterns. She shares 8 women's diaries, along with her assessment of them, which I found very helpful. I plan on doing this during my next pregnancy. I did not eat a good balance of proteins compared to carbohydrates and easily digested sugars with this last pregnancy, though I did avoid ice cream and high fructose corn syrup. Anyhow, I'm learning a lot from this book!


Bluestocking said...

This is good advice.


Melonie said...

I loved reading this book during my last pregnancy. I didn't necessarily stick to everything she recommends....probably pretty far from it, I guess....but compared to some folks, I was middle of the road.

I've been thinking of seeing if our library here has it just because I'd like to re-read it. (No, that's not an announcement. LOL I'm just thinking it'd be handy info to re-read for other "womanly issues".)

Anonymous said...

Hi Amanda - sorry to contact you through comments, but I was glad to have the opportunity to read your blog, and delighted to let you know you were one of the winners of the drawing at The Cottage Child. Instructions are in the last post!
Thanks so much for stopping by and for entering.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I'm amazed at how bad I am about getting variety into our meals!

Here's my Teaser from How Not to Look Old! ~ Wendi