THE DI­ETI­CIAN SAYS:

Your Pregnancy - - Talking Point -

BREAK­FAST

Candice could be bet­ter served by hav­ing lower GI fruits in the morn­ing, as both the bananas and raisins have in­ter­me­di­ate to high gly­caemic in­dexes. There­fore, it would prob­a­bly be ad­vis­able to try hav­ing lower GI fruit (e.g. ap­ples, peaches, pears, cit­rus fruits). In ad­di­tion, Candice may con­sider in­creas­ing her car­bo­hy­drate in­take in the morn­ing (for ex­am­ple, she could dou­ble her Oat Bran con­sump­tion in the morn­ing) to also give her a bit more of an energy boost in the morn­ing. Dou­ble cream yo­ghurt is very high in sat­u­rated fat, so Candice should per­haps con­sider chang­ing to low fat or fat free yo­ghurt.

LUNCH / DIN­NER

Candice is do­ing a great job of keep­ing her lunch and din­ner well bal­anced and seems to man­age to in­clude pro­tein, veg­eta­bles and car­bo­hy­drates at each of these meals.

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SNACKS

The sec­ond trimester is the time when the baby re­ally starts grow­ing and there­fore Candice may ben­e­fit from in­clud­ing ad­di­tional pro­tein at snack time. For ex­am­ple, in­stead of mainly hav­ing fruit be­tween meals, Candice could in­clude a piece of cheese, or some cot­tage cheese. Pro­tein is the build­ing block of mus­cle en­zymes and other com­po­nents within the body. When you’re build­ing a new per­son, you need to make sure you’re eat­ing enough pro­tein. In ad­di­tion, pro­tein helps bal­ance blood

sugar lev­els.

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