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Brewers Diet?

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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Good or bad? Used it? Did not use it?  Should I use it? Why do some choose to use it?


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peaches_04
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 5:30 PM
Suppose to be using it I should prob get on that:(
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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 5:41 PM
And... What is it?
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TrentsMom84
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 5:49 PM

I've used it for both pregnancies.  My midwife recommends it to all her clients.  I felt great on it last pregnancy so that's why I'm doing it again.  I have every risk factor for gestational diabetes and high blood pressure but had no issues with either during pregnancy.


peaches_04
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 5:54 PM
A diet enriched in nutrients needed for pregnancy
A lot of protein and vitamins
My midwives gave me an awesome sheet on it ill have to find for yall


Quoting jellyphish:

And... What is it?
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FebPenguins
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 6:03 PM


Quoting jellyphish:

And... What is it?

Here is a link. It is a list of what you should eat while pregnant and the  quantities of each group they have made up. It seems like a LOT of food. I haven't gained but about 5lbs and I am a little worried. I don't seem to have much of an appitite. I am afraid to eat too much at a meal b/c I might throw it up. This morning I had a bowl of cherrios and soy milk. I still felt hungry and grabbed a bowl of cottage cheese. At the last bite, I threw it all up!

I did find some interesting information on salt intake! Usually when your bp is up many will tell you to cut your salt. The Dr. Brewers diet says, if you do that you will actually become sicker! The site is very "doctorish" and some of it is over my head, that is why I started a post about it.


midwifejenny
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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Here is a copy of the Brewer's Diet. It is just a general guideline - as a midwife, I do recommend that my client's put this up on their fridge so that when hungry they can find something on the list to eat and make sure they have these kinds of foods in stock because many people in the US tend to be overfed and undernourished. Meaning more good food is needed to meet the body's needs for minerals, vitamins, protein, iron etc - and that's not pregnant, much less needing to eat well when you are sustaining life! So here it is - good luck to y'all.



Brewer's Diet for Pregnancy


Calorie Intake:

1st Trimester: 300 extra calories extra per day (equivalent to 2 glasses of skim milk and a bowl of oatmeal)

2nd Trimester: Up to 350 calories extra per day

3rd Trimester: Up to 500 calories extra per day (if you can fit that much!)

 

Everyday of the week you and your baby should have:

 


  1. 4 choices of the following, in any combination:
  1.  
    • 1 cup of milk
    • 1 cup of yogurt
    • 1 cup of sour cream
    • 1/4 cup of cottage cheese
    • 1 large slice of cheese
    • 1.5 cups of soy milk

 

  1. 2 eggs

 

  1. Protein Combinations 6-8 choices:

·       1 oz lean beef, lamb, pork, liver, or kidney

·       1 oz chicken or turkey

·       1 oz fish or shell fish (<12oz a week of low mercury variety)

·       1/4 cup canned salmon or tuna (<12oz a week of low mercury variety)

·       3 1/2 oz tofu

·       1/4 cup peanuts or peanut butter

·       1/8 cup beans + 1/4 cup rice or wheat

·       1/8 cup brewer's yeast + 1/4 cup rice

·       1/8 cup sesame or sunflower seeds + 1/2 cup cup rice

·       1/4 cup rice + 1/3 cup milk

·       1/2 oz cheese + 2 slices whole wheat bread or 1/3 cup macaroni (dry) or noodles or 1/8 cup beans

·       1/8 cup beans + 1/2 cup cornmeal

·       1/8 cup beans + 1/6 cup seeds (sesame, sunflower)

 

  1. Fresh, dark green vegetables - 2 choices:

·       1 cup broccoli

·       1 cup brussel sprouts

·       2/3 cup spinach

·       2/3 cup greens

·       collard, turnip, beet, mustard, dandelion, kale

·       1/2 cup lettuce (preferable romaine)

·       1/2 cup endive

·       1/2 cup asparagus

·       1/2 cup sprouts: bean, alfalfa

5. Whole grains--5 choices

·       1 waffle or pancake made from whole grain

·       1 slice bread

·       whole wheat, rye, bran, other whole grain

·       1/2 roll, muffin, or bagel made from whole grain

·       1 corn tortilla

·       1/2 cup oatmeal or Wheatena

·       1/2 cup brown rice or bulgar wheat

·       1 shredded wheat biscuit

·       1/2 cup bran flakes or granola

·       1/4 cup wheat germ

 

6. Vitamin C foods--2 choices

·       1/2 grapefruit

·       2/3 cup grapefruit juice

·       1 orange

·       1/2 cup orange juice

·       1 large tomato

·       1 cup tomato juice

·       1/2 cantaloupe

·       1 lemon or lime

·       1/2 cup papaya

·       1/2 cup strawberries

·       1 large green pepper

·       1 large potato, any style

 

7. Fats and oils--3 choices

·       1 tablespoon butter or margarine

·       1 tablespoon mayonaise

·       1 tablespoon vegetable oil

·       1/4 avocado

·       1 tablespoon peanut butter

 

8. Vitamin A foods--1 choice

·       3 apricots

·       1/2 cantaloupe

·       1/2 cup carrots (1 large)

·       1/2 cup pumpkin

·       1/2 cup winter squash

·       1 sweet potato


 


Also include in your diet, in addition to the above (don't count one food in two categories)

  1. A yellow or orange colored vegetable or fruit five times a week
  2. Salt your food to taste (iodized)
  3. Water - drink to thirst, but don't force fluids (64 ounces a day should be the goal)
Jenny Hall, CPM, LM
www.newbirthmidwifery.com
JoJoBean8
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 10:45 PM

I never followed it.

MaryJarrett
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:12 PM
I didn't even know about it until after my second pregnancy but plan to follow it with my next.
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Nee86
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:36 PM
I used it with my second pregnancy. I thought it was great. My son was big and I felt great.
PoodleMum
by Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:48 PM

 I followed it pretty closely with my first pregnancy and ended up with severe pre-e, if you're going to do it for that reason check into why it doesn't work.  As far as just doing it to be healthy, it's a great guideline :)

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