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TONKA14
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4/4/13 11:19 A

Let me know if I can point you in the direction of any information over at Babyfit to help! Best of luck with the rest of your healthy pregnancy.

Coach Tanya



AFCANTRELL
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4/4/13 10:47 A

Oh, yes. Thank you! I used the recommendations from Babyfit and readjusted my nutrition here (since all my regular foods are already in sparkpeople.. easier for me to keep adding foods on here).

I hope to talk some nutrition at my appointment in a couple weeks. Have just been doing some pregnancy book readings that talk about how important protein and carbs are during pregnancy so trying to learn what nutrition adjustments I need to be making.

Thanks for your help!



TONKA14
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4/4/13 10:35 A

Hopefully you have made the necessary adjustments to your Spark program since it does not set up for pregnancy needs. Many people consume more than 71 grams of protein typically recommended during pregnancy to help make meals more palatable, provide satiety, and satisfy taste preferences. Health organizations recommend limiting your protein intake to 10-35% of your total calorie needs. Some people find the upper end is better at maintaining blood glucose levels if gestational diabetes is a risk. If you are eating within this range you are most likely fine but it is always best to speak with your medical provider about any concerns of too much protein since they know your medical condition best.

Coach Tanya



AFCANTRELL
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4/4/13 9:17 A

I'm not sure if this has been discussed, but I did not see it in a quick search of the boards.

I know protein is really important when pregnant, but it seems like the recommendation window is smaller 65-80g protein.

My question is.. is it bad to go over 80g protein while pregnant? Yesterday I had about 90g I believe.

My guess is it would not be terrible, but extremes are bad. Anyone have knowledge on this?



 
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