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My Pregnant Running Diet

Okay, so there are a tonne of photos and I don’t want this post getting too long because nobody has time for that. Basically, all these things below are things I consume on a daily basis while pregnant. Let’s grow this baby like the Hulk, and then have him early so I can get on with my sub-3 training plan, right? Ha ha ha! If only life worked that way, eh? Here goes:

I usually eat a bowl of this cereal in the middle of the night:

In the morning after my coffee, I will have a bowl of overnight oats (made with oats, chia, hemp protein powder and flax) topped with milk chocolate chunks or chips and frozen raspberries. I heat it all up in the microwave, stir it together and usually top it with coconut whipped cream.

Once I finish all that, then I start drinking all the water. I drink 2-3 L of water per day and always out of these tall Starbucks glasses with a straw. I’ll drink one Starbucks sleeve of water (about 500mL) and then let everything digest. Once I’ve finished my pee marathon, I will exercise, and then once I’m finished working out I will drink a green smoothie. Now, this particular green smoothie tastes like a farm animal’s ass, but I don’t really care because I’m so thirsty after I work out that I just chug the damn thing. All it is is frozen cooked cauliflower (I can’t digest raw cauli) and frozen raw baby spinach (life hack: use frozen spinach in your smoothies to avoid the stringy bits).

I count this toward my daily water consumption because I blend it all up with another 500mL of water.

I always take my vitamins and iron supplements with my green smoothie.

After I shower and get sorted out, I’ll grab some raw veggies, some treats, and another 500mL of water to take with me in the van (this is usually when we run errands or go to the beach or something). I’ll also feed Callum some lunch and I’ll snack on whatever I’m making him, and I’ll eat whatever he doesn’t eat including his sandwich crusts. I always have a bar of chocolate in the fridge, so I’ll break off some of that and eat that then too.

I made these energy balls, and they’re so good to snack on as well. I just mixed almond butter, oats, flax, maple syrup and chocolate chips, rolled them into balls and froze them.

I’m usually starving when we get back from wherever we were, so at around 3 o’clock I will make this wrap. I eat this wrap every single day, sometimes with a veggie burger in it, sometimes not. It just depends on how hungry I am and what we are having for dinner later.

With my wrap, I drink cold red raspberry leaf tea. It’s supposed to help tone the uterus for delivery! I brew a pot of it and then pour it into my thermos and refrigerate it until I need it. The thermos lasts me 2 days; it fills the Starbucks water glass twice. I also count this toward my daily water intake.

I’m not a big supper eater, so I tend to just nibble on some cucumbers or watermelon at the table while the kids eat (usually in shifts) and then once Callum goes to bed, I’ll have the good stuff. I love cheesies, and I found an organic white cheddar kind that I love (I don’t have a photo–I’m sorry) and I’ll mix them into a bowl with salted peanuts and fishy crackers and I’ll have that with more water. I always have dessert, and my favourite lately has been a double chocolate chip cookie warmed up in the micro, topped with ice cream and chocolate chips. Or sometimes, like last night, Andrew will order us pizza and wings or Indian food and we will eat that later on too although honestly, I really don’t like eating meals at night. My body feels so pregnant by then and so damn full of baby that there’s just no room for food. This is probably why I eat cereal in the middle of the night, and it’s fine with me because it works.

There. Whew. That was exhausting.

What do you guys think? I’m a bit of a champion, eh? You all KNOW my nutrition will go right back into the shitter once this baby is born!

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  • meredith @ cookie chrunicles July 20, 2017, 7:25 am

    I used to eat bowls of cereal in the middle of the night too when I was pregnant 🙂 it was the only thing that held me over until my first breakfast of the morning!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 20, 2017, 11:48 am

      Cereal is the BEST food for the middle of the night. Although, with the indigestion, I may need to start eating it without the almond milk because the liquid makes it regurgitate.

  • Amy Lauren July 20, 2017, 8:31 am

    I love that honey mustard dressing. It is the best on everything, not just salads. I don’t know why I had to comment and say that, just that it’s my fave. Your whole wrap looks good- I love wraps and other light foods especially with the summer heat. But I don’t do green smoothies…

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 20, 2017, 11:47 am

      YOU are the one that told me about that honey mustard! I DRENCH my food in it. I put it on everything! THANK YOU!

      • Amy Lauren July 23, 2017, 7:09 pm

        I was thinking that but I’ve told a lot of people about it! It is my favorite. Relatively low cal but big on taste… I use it on salads, dip fries in it, etc. It’s so good!

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes July 20, 2017, 11:34 am

    You are eating so well! Those veggie burgers look so good… I usually try to make my own but it can be time-consuming. I like that they don’t have any soy. That is one big green smoothie!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 20, 2017, 11:46 am

      I don’t like soy either. I normally can’t have that big of a smoothie but I can only if it’s just water, spinach and cauli, and if I’m really thirsty, like right after a workout.

  • jade July 20, 2017, 8:15 pm

    ” Now this particular green smoothie tastes like a farm animal’s ass ”

    (I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time so thank you for that)…and your food looks super duper healthy!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 20, 2017, 9:29 pm

      Ha ha ha! I’m such a weirdo. xo

  • Jenny July 21, 2017, 6:21 am

    You are doing GREAT!!! I don’t remember needing a snack in the middle of the night while i was pregnant, but afterwards, when I as nursing, I would wake up in the middle of the night STARVING and would have to eat something. Good luck with the ultrasound- fingers crossed you’ll be able to get back to running soon.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 21, 2017, 7:38 am

      Omg, nursing= STARVING ALL THE TIME. I remember when I had my first baby Jake, my auntie brought over these chocolate peanut butter ball treats to put in my freezer for having around for when people came over to visit, etc but when the hunger hits, it’s like we turn into BEASTS and I just had to eat SOMETHING RIGHT NOW so that bag of peanut butter balls disappeared in a day or two. I ate them all day long, all night long, and drowned them with gallons of milk. It’s funny because Jake loves those things now too, 17 years later!

  • J@n July 21, 2017, 10:46 am

    *Reaches for more Pringles*

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 21, 2017, 5:20 pm

      I loooove Pringles. I haven’t had those in forever!!!

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets August 2, 2017, 9:41 am

    And now I’m hungry, especially for dessert and those cheesies. I craved fried foods when I was pregnant, and it was probably the best (or tastiest) I’d eaten in years. Ha! 🙂

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