What to Expect: Eating Well When You're Expecting

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Announcing Eating Well When You're Expecting, providing momsto- be with a realistic approach to navigating healthily and deliciously through the nine months of pregnancy—at home, in the office, over the holidays, in restaurants. Thorough chapters are devoted to nutrition, weight gain, food safety, the postpartum diet, and how to eat when trying to conceive again. And, very exciting, the book comes with 150 contemporary, tasty, and healthy recipes that feed mom and baby well, take little time to prepare, and are gentle on queasy tummies.

A departure from its predecessor, What to Eat When You’re Expecting, which has 976,000 copies in print, Eating Well loses the whole-wheatierthan- thou attitude, and comes with a light, reader-friendly tone while delivering the most up-to-date information. At the heart of the book are hundreds of pressing questions every mother-to-be has: Is it true I shouldn’t eat any food cooked with alcohol? Will the caffeine in coffee cross into my baby’s bloodstream? Help!—I’m entering my second trimester, and I’m losing weight, not gaining. Is all sushi off limits? How do I get enough calcium if I’m lactose intolerant? I keep dreaming about a hot fudge sundae— can I indulge? Guess what: the answer is yes.

Customer Reviews:

  • What to Expect: Eating Well
    I am really enjoying reading this book and looking forward to trying some of the recipes. Of course, no two pregnant women will ever have the same experience, but there are great guidelines in this book for things to eat and not eat. It answers alot of questions and is full of all kinds of information, not just on food! I highly recommend it, especially if this is your first pregnancy, like me!...more info
  • Reccomended, with reservations
    After tossing the predecessor to this book in the garbage, I was a bit hesitant to fork over the cash for this new edition. I'm a bit ambivalent about my investment. It is a kindler, gentler version, though not as friendly as the Dr. William Sears series of books, which I highly reccommend for all things baby and family. (I wish they had a book on pregnancy nutrition . . . sigh)

    I'm giving it only three stars because I feel the information could have been presented in a more organized fashion--looking up specific subjects had me digging through 4-5 differnt chapters. And there was no appendices or a bibliography. I also found an error, which while small, makes me question how well they checked their facts. Now I feel the need to verify all the information independantly, which, after spending $12.95 plus tax I find vexing. Page 82 claims that a half a cup of grapes contains 200 calories! Look it up yourself, but I'm pretty darn sure that 1 whole cup has only 60-100 calories. Hopefully pregnant women everywhere won't give up grapes! Lowfat frozen yogurt has only 120-130 calories per half cup, so this must be wrong. I'll be keeping my eye out for more mistakes.

    Sadly, this is the only book out there (that I could find) on pregnancy and nutrition, and although I'm not pleased with it entirely, it is better than "What to Eat When You're Expecting" and the recipes look edible. Go ahead buy it, check your facts and please, please, any gifted writer/dieticians out there--Start Writing! ...more info
  • Good Book
    Pretty solid advice and lots of recipes. A good book, but I wouldn't pay full price....more info
  • A good resource
    I really liked the What to Eat when You're Expecting (an older edition of this book). This new edition has more recipes than the old book (and few, if any, repeats). I prefer the format of the old book for the nitty-gritty nutrition info....more info
  • great book
    This book has great info. and great recipes. I have made a few and My family really likes them. I'm greatful for a book that has info and recipes that are easy to use. ...more info
  • Eating well
    I love this book, but alot of the recipes call for things that aren't everyday household items....more info
  • Excellent basic nutrition guide w/ GREAT recipes!
    I took this book out of the library, but decided to buy it because I wanted to own the recipes. There is a great variety of recipes for all meals of the day and snacks. Most of the recipes are lower fat and sugar and higher fiber and protein versions of your favs. They don't elimate the bad things, but they do limit it and work in more whole grains and veggies then I normally do in my cooking.

    As for the other reviewers comment about the grapes on page 82 - I can see how she got confused, but they actually say: "...;a slice of whole wheat bread, an ounce of cheddar cheese, and a half cup of grapes equals 200 calories." They are talking about how to get the most variety of vitamins in your snacks.

    Many who buy this book may find the info rather simplistic, which it is. Eat a variety of highly nutritious foods. But, buy it for the recipes. ...more info
  • wanting best for baby
    I love this book! If you really want information on how to eat well for you little darling, then I would highly recomend this book. It is also a great book for yourself if you are pregnant or not because so many people really just don't know how to eat to nourish their own bodies. This book will tell you how and it's made to be very simple. This book is great!...more info
  • Great Nutrition Advise at any time in life
    I have had terrible trouble losing the weight I gained with my first son, and I worry about my own health, and the health of a new baby, if I started a new pregnancy at the weight I am at now. We would like to start trying again in the next year or two, so we discussed the issue with my doctor and her advice was to start treating your body now like you would if you were pregnant. So I bought this book.

    I almost bought it's predicessor, but the description of this version's reduction in the "wheatier than thou" approach sold me. I have a couple of the other "What to do books" and was aware that I would skim past a lot of the dietary advice as not being realistic to my lifestyle - but this book is. Its full of down-to-the-roots, real life knowledge on what nutrition really is, why you are supposed to eat what they say you should, and real-world decision making for trying to be healthy one day at a time.

    It goes into fantastic detail on the Daily Dozen concept, and the recipies that I have tried so far are easy and tasty, with lots of room for personalization and variety. But it's not just a diet-or a recipe book. It's a way to trully think about everything you eat and why you do or don't need it. Whether I lose the weight or not, whether we have another child or not, I've gained a lot of confidence and knowledge about my habits from this book and I am very pleased with it....more info
  • Informative
    Excellent book to become familiar with eating habits during pregnancy. Most of the time, I eat healthy enough, but this gave me the opportunity to see what I might be missing and how it would effect the health and development of my growing child. Highly recommended, as are all of the "What to expect" books....more info
  • Not a must-have
    This was one of the first books I bought when I found out I was expecting. It is a very nice resource to have, but most if the information in it can be found by reading pregnancy sites on the internet. By the time I recieved this book in the mail I already knew most of what was in it. The main reason I bought this book was for the recipes, but I've had the book for over a month and have only used two of the recipes. A lot of them call for ingredients I don't typically keep on hand. ...more info
  • Expect A Mixed Bag With "Conventional" Food Advice
    It seems like every pregnancy, diet and health book advocates the exact same diet. Is this a conspiracy? Has this diet even been tested on lab rats? What is the research behind these guidelines?

    Let's review the books recommendations.

    *Eat Lean Meats
    *Eat lots of Grains
    *Eat lots of fruits and veggies
    * No Junk food - this is good advice except half the foods in the book, such as foods with processed flours, and soy are unhealthy (junk food). The author mistakenly says that artificial sweeteners are okay during pregnancy, which is completely false and misguided and also recommends sweeteners like fructose, which is artificial.

    The book parrots advice from US governmental agencies, even quoting the USDA as if they know something about our health, which they usually do not.

    Finally, we need healthy fats from whole foods to be healthy. Pregnant women get essential vitamins from healthy fats, that's why even this book recommends fish, and eggs for pregnancy. But they unfortunately go on to say saturated fats are unhealthy, this doesn't make sense since eggs and fish have saturated fats.

    Indigenous groups across the planet, who had healthy babies, and uncomplicated births knew what to eat during pregnancy. Special foods included raw grassfed dairy, sea foods which included the organs, and fatty foods from the land and sea. Healthy people never had refined flour, or "organic" breakfast cereals or soy milk. By returning to a whole foods diet based upon generations of healthy people, rather than listening to mainstream, nonfactual and unscientific medical beliefs which we are to take on blind faith, we can reclaim our pregnancy health. Learn how to do it in Healing Our Children: Because Your New Baby Matters! Sacred Wisdom for Preconception, Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting (ages 0-6)....more info


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