I am not usually one to document my food, but for this post I decided to make an exception. The one thing that I really wanted to see when I first got pregnant, is what a pregnant woman actually eats in one day! I had nothing to compare to when I was trying to figure out how much is actually "Eating For Two". Now every woman is different and needs different amounts of caloric intake. Make sure you consult with your doctor about how many calories you should be consuming in one day.
So, in case you were curious, here is what I ate yesterday. My doctor recommends that I eat around 2,300 calories per day. However, I am more worried about eating enough to stay full and eating things healthy for me than the exact number of calories. I am only adding the total calories to this post so that I can show what 2,300 calories actually looks like (all of my numbers are estimates and not scientifically measured).
This is about what 2,300 calories in one day looks like:
Breakfast- 6:45 AM
Instant Quaker Oats Cup- Maple and Brown Sugar (180 Calories)
Mid Morning Snack- 10:30
1 Banana (105 calories)
1 handful of Snyder's Pretzels (about 80 calories)
A Large Mango (135 calories)
A Baked Potato with Butter (400)
1 full head of broccoli (80)
2 Tbsp. of Marzetti Classic Ranch Dressing (160)
Snack between blocks- 1
2 Plain Rice Cakes (60 calories)
1 tbsp of Peter Pan Creamy Peanut Butter (105 calories)
A Shrimp Tempura Sushi Roll- 6 pieces (500 calories)
* The shrimp was cooked! If you want to chastise me for eating shrimp you may take it up with my doctor :)
Post Dinner Snack- 6:00
About 3 servings of Tostitos Scoops- about a quarter of the bag (300 calories)
White Queso dip (100 calories)
Post Post Dinner Snack- 8:00
1 Plum (30 Calories)
4 spoonfuls of Strawberry Jello with cut up bananas (100 calories)
Total Caloric Intake: Around 2,260
That is not nearly as much food as people assume a pregnant woman should be consuming! I also didn't workout today. On days that I workout I eat more in the evenings.
You May Also Like:
I am 25 years old with a 2 year old son and a wicked handsome husband living in Birmingham, Alabama.