Post # 1
I’m currently reading What To Expect Before You’re Expecting. Basically trying to make sure we are doing everything possible to increase our fertility chances and the health of our future child.
I’m at the point about what to eat. And although I’m pretty sure we are very healthy & well rounded eaters I thought it would still be beneficial to keep the 7 day food diary like they recommend to assess my eating habits.
Anybody want to join?
If so, I’ll start a new thread each day.
Just come on here and list EVERYTHING you eat every day. That includes your breakfast, snacks, caffeine intake, m&ms at the candy jar at work, etc etc.
Maybe we’ll learn from each others eating habits, good or bad!
What I’ve had so far today:
- small bowl of oatmeal (apple cinnamon & regular mixture)
- 1 cup of coffee
Post # 3
Ooh goodness, maybe I’ll skip the 2 pieces of pizza I had last night and start with today!
- Reduced Fat Turkey Bacon breakfast sandwich from Starbucks
- Tall decaf, whole milk latte
I typically eat pretty healthy, but I’ve definitely gained 5 pounds since the wedding! My goal is to add one additional day of exercise (I play soccer on M and F) like running on Weds. I’m sticking to the whole dairy like I mention in the Fertility Foods thread which is still weird for me, but at least I feel like I’m doing something…
Post # 4
something is better than nothing!
- I sneaked a double chocolate chip cookie with m&m’s this morning!
Darn printing service that gives us free cookies baked in house! Gotta add that to my caffeinne intake as well.
- For lunch: half a baked pastrami sub w/ lett, tomatoes and lite mayo
Post # 5
I have a spreadsheet that I am entering everything in to keep track of the main things that WTE recommends.
75 grams of Protein
3 servings of vitamin C
4 Servings of Calcium
3-4 servings of Green leafy, Yellow, Orange or Red Fruits/Vegetables
1-2 Servings of other Fruits/Vegetables
6 servings of whole grains
No more than 30% of calories from fat
2,400 mg of sodium
8 cups of water/fluid
The hardest for me to achieve is the 48 grams of whole grains, and all the fruits and veggies.