After quite a few requests on Instagram, I decided to track a standard day of eating. This is definitely not how I eat everyday as pregnancy cravings and just lack of time/organisation/laziness ensure slip ups! But when I have my prep done and I’m not feeling like the toilet bowl is my best friend.. 😐 This is pretty much how I eat! I’ve tracked the macros for yal and it’s absolutely a diet that can be followed when not pregnant as well. 😊
I love a massive brekkie.. I feel super satisfied after a solid meal in the morning with a nice balance of carbs/fat/protein. So with that being said, my go to breakfast when I have time is scrambled eggs (poached with a runny yolk when I’m not pregnant) on toast with baby spinach and cottage cheese plus cooked veg. This particular day I went with broccoli and cherry tomatoes but it can vary between that, mushroom, sweet potato or pumpkin. It’s flippin delish and keeps me feeling full for hours.
I’m currently obsessed with anything citrus, in particular orange juice and mandarins. Which is super weird because normally I can’t stand orange juice at all! But right now I NEED it in my life 🍊
I had left over Lamb Madras from the night before this day for lunch. I usually try to have something quite high in calories and at least carbs for lunch to keep my energy levels up for the rest of the day. Something with rice, potatoes or pasta etc. I try to eat some greens with every meal for the nutrients 🌱
Yoghurt museli bars are another strange pregnancy craving for me.. I used to hate the bars with yoghurt! I’d be so offended when mum got me them for school instead of the choc chip! But now.. can’t get enough 😍😍
For the night I like to have something lighter as usually all I’m doing is sitting on the couch in front of the TV for the rest of the night wishing Scott would give me a foot rub… *hint*. A salad thick with veggies + some source of protein is my go to. I make it massive so it fills me up, although not too big as now that my insides are being squished I can’t eat as much as I used to without feeling like I’ll BURST 💥 This salad has baby spinach, iceberg lettuce, carrot, tomato, cucumber, avocado, olives, mushroom, broccoli, boiled egg, turkey and cottage cheese and the dressing 💖 Actual 👌.
Dessert.. I forgot to get a picture of it but it’s usually either a bowl of fruit with Greek yoghurt or a frozen yoghurt ice cream. Something with dairy as I don’t usually eat much dairy however during pregnancy I’ve been trying to up this!
These meals keep me feeling full, are nutrient packed and are obviously delicious 😍 I have roughly 2000-2200 calories and try to eat at the very least 100g of protein daily. These figures will change for each individual based on your own weight, height, activity levels etc so it’s best to do your own research to make it applicable for you 💞
So there you have it! A reasonably standard day of what I’m eating during this pregnancy and to be honest that’s pretty much what I ate when I wasn’t pregnant too. I would have smaller meals around 1800 calories total and increase based on what and how hard I trained that day. I hope this was helpful! 😘💖