THE DI­ETI­CIAN SAYS:

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BREAK­FAST

Tryvon’s break­fast should ideally con­tain a source of car­bo­hy­drates, fruit or veg­eta­bles, and pro­tein or dairy. There­fore, if Tryvon eats eggs and cheese or fruit salad and yo­ghurt for break­fast, then she would be miss­ing out on car­bo­hy­drates. If she had the Weet-Bix or All Bran then she would need to have a fruit with it to make it more of a com­plete meal. The preg­nancy shake is a good op­tion if Tryvon is on the

LUNCH

Tryvon’s lunch sounds like it gen­er­ally con­tains enough pro­tein, but once again car­bo­hy­drates need to be in­cluded. So, if she has a chicken salad, she could ac­com­pany this with a slice of low GI bread, a few baby pota­toes, or whole­wheat crack­ers.

DIN­NER

Din­ner bal­anced. take­away sounds gen­er­ally

An oc­ca­sional is fine as­sum­ing the rest of the week’s eat­ing is as it should be. Tryvon should also make sure that half her plate is veg­eta­bles to en­sure that she gets enough fi­bre and nu­tri­ents. Tryvon could also try re­plac­ing her reg­u­lar rice with brown or Bas­mati rice and her potato wedges with sweet potato wedges to lower the GI of the meal. In ad­di­tion, Tryvon should place an em­pha­sis on green leafy veg­eta­bles (such as spinach), as these are high in folic acid, which is par­tic­u­larly

A GREAT YO­GHURT IS

SNACK THAT CON­VE­NIENT

HIGH IN IS ALSO VERY

CAL­CIUM

SNACKS

Snacks are very im­por­tant, but es­pe­cially dur­ing the first trimester where they can help to man­age morn­ing sick­ness and fa­tigue. Fresh fruit like ap­ples and grapes are per­fect as a snack. Snacks are also a good way to get ex­tra cal­cium in, in the form of yo­ghurt or cheese. Fruit and yo­ghurt sat­isfy a sweet crav­ing and are health­ier than cho­co­late and sweets.

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