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What to Expect: Eating Well When You're Expecting Paperback – May 2, 2005
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Eating Well When You're Expecting provides moms-to-be with a realistic approach to navigating healthily and deliciously through the nine months of pregnancy—at home, in the office, over the holidays, in restaurants. Thorough chapters are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again. And, very exciting, the book comes with 150 contemporary, tasty, and healthy recipes that feed mom and baby well, take little time to prepare, and are gentle on queasy tummies.
Eating Well comes with a light, reader-friendly tone while delivering the most up-to-date information. At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions every mother-to-be has: Is it true I shouldn’t eat any food cooked with alcohol? Will the caffeine in coffee cross into my baby’s bloodstream? Help!—I’m entering my second trimester, and I’m losing weight, not gaining. Is all sushi off limits? How do I get enough calcium if I’m lactose intolerant? I keep dreaming about a hot fudge sundae—can I indulge? Guess what: The answer is yes.
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Plus the latest lowdown on low carbs, vegetarian diets, caffeine, supplements, food safety, and more.
Includes 175 delicious, easy-to-prepare, and nutrition-packed recipes, developed especially for mom-to-be and her baby (but yummy enough to satisfy the whole family).
Expect to eat well!
- Publisher : Workman Publishing Company; 1st edition (May 2, 2005)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 470 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0761133267
- ISBN-13 : 978-0761133261
- Item Weight : 1.4 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #243,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Also, this book has a better tone than Murkoff's What to Expect - not quite as quippy and cutesy. More down-to-earth and information-based.
I give this book 4 stars instead of 5 because I wish there were more recipes. I haven't taken the time to read ALL the other information, but I use the recipes regularly.
I almost bought it's predicessor, but the description of this version's reduction in the "wheatier than thou" approach sold me. I have a couple of the other "What to do books" and was aware that I would skim past a lot of the dietary advice as not being realistic to my lifestyle - but this book is. Its full of down-to-the-roots, real life knowledge on what nutrition really is, why you are supposed to eat what they say you should, and real-world decision making for trying to be healthy one day at a time.
It goes into fantastic detail on the Daily Dozen concept, and the recipies that I have tried so far are easy and tasty, with lots of room for personalization and variety. But it's not just a diet-or a recipe book. It's a way to trully think about everything you eat and why you do or don't need it. Whether I lose the weight or not, whether we have another child or not, I've gained a lot of confidence and knowledge about my habits from this book and I am very pleased with it.
As for the other reviewers comment about the grapes on page 82 - I can see how she got confused, but they actually say: "...;a slice of whole wheat bread, an ounce of cheddar cheese, and a half cup of grapes equals 200 calories." They are talking about how to get the most variety of vitamins in your snacks.
Many who buy this book may find the info rather simplistic, which it is. Eat a variety of highly nutritious foods. But, buy it for the recipes.
Reading through the plan I didn't understand it. I'm used to my plan on mypyramid.gov which was much clearer and strict [which for me is important otherwise I still over eat]. If you can understand the gibberish that is the daily plan in this book then i hope it works for you. I had to read and reread over 5 times before it started to somewhat make sense. I'm going to give it another try because there are some things that take me forever to learn and others i pick up right away so maybe it's just me. Honestly this series isn't my favorite to begin with; but I stick with it because the website is useful and it honestly answered more questions than my Dr. who always seems to have somewhere better to be [yep going to switch next time]. The other good thing about it though [and why I gave it 3 stars] is that it goes through how much weight to gain for a healthy pregnancy whether you're a "twig" to start out with or not and WHY [another topic my Dr. avoids].I recommend borrowing this from your local library or a friend before buying it just to see if you can decifer it.