Flying Pig 2015

Flying Pig 2015

Monday, July 22, 2013

Protein is For the Birds

In case you didn't already know, Mr. Boo and I are taking a 12 week course about The Bradley Method of child birth. It's supposed to help prepare us for a natural child birth experience. In a previous life (meaning, the part of my life in which I couldn't stand the thought of kids and pregnancy), I just knew that I wouldn't be able to give birth without drugs..."Give me all the drugs you can give me!" is what I planned to say. Since becoming preggo, I feel it to be very important to do all that I can not to put drugs into my body.
 
With all the blabbing aside, this past week, in class, we talked about nutrition. Part of our homework for the week included keeping track of our food intake, specifically the amount of protein. Our instructor wants us to eat 80 grams of protein per day. The initial thought seemed impossible! I quickly found out that it's very possible but that it would make me feel like a fatty some days. I feel like I'm eating ALL DAY LONG!
 
 I've exceeded my 80 gram goal 3 of the 4 days...but yesterday was a challenge. My hubby has been acting as the protein police and noticed that I was WAY under at the end of yesterday (it was 830 p.m. and I had only eaten 48 grams). I was SO FULL and felt like I couldn't fit anything else in my body...didn't matter. Mr. Boo made me drink this disgusting concoction he came up with in which he put protein powder so that I could get 30 more grams. It was so barf-worthy that I had to take it in shots and drink water in between each "shot." I might have to start lying to him about my protein intake :)
 
 


1 comment:

  1. I'm glad Jimmy is being the protein police! Good for you and baby! Your body will tell you what you need. I remember during my first trimester I was so nauseated all the time I didn't eat much. Then I'd get this UNCONTROLLABLE craving for a fast food burger. I hate burgers. But I ate it so happily!

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