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"I am not a vegetarian, but I have having a hard time eating meat. Some days are good and others I cannot be in the same room with it!! Can anyone share some foods they have eaten so I can get protein?" -- STACIIRSH - 7/1/2011 5:20:41 PM
"i'm not vegetarian but i'm having an extreme aversion to all forms of meat at the moment, so i'm exploring my non-meat protein options. Good to know it's not going to harm my baby to have not eaten meat in pregnancy" -- ROSEMARYWWW - 10/29/2010 4:08:43 AM
"It would be best for you to meet with a Registered Dietitian to help you with meal planning for pregnancy with celiac disease to ensure you are meeting all your nutrient needs. The tracker can help you with reporting to share with the RD." -- TONKA_14 - 2/4/2010 1:06:25 PM
"I need some help. I am a vegatarian who was just diagnosed with celiac disease (I am allergic to gluten, which is: wheat, barley, oats and flour). What do I eat to get all of my nutrients. I know what I can't eat, but have no idea how to mix it correct. Is there anyone who can help me?" -- MYITALIANOBABY - 2/4/2010 12:38:19 PM
"I have been eating vegetarian food since my childhood..
i try to get my proteins from Milk, yogurt, cheese, butter and other lentils ...

I never felt that i had to eat meat to get my protein ..." -- ASHUBABY - 2/4/2010 9:38:46 AM
"I have been turned off of meats ever since my 17th week. The thought of meat gets me sick. I still tolerate whole eggs, a little cod fish and chicken breast.
Getting to know how to stay healthy in pregnancy without meat has been very enlightening.
I've found a variety of helpful sources (such as vegetarian times magazine, "skinny bitch in the kitchen" book and the food network) that have helped me learn how to get the protein I need without eating meat. Alot of vegetarian restaurants as well as health markets like Whole Foods have great ideas, tips and recipes for cooking without meat. I'm actually grateful for my aversion to meat. Its giving me the chance to get healthy!" -- FATIMA6830 - 7/13/2009 1:43:36 PM
"I wasn't a vegetarian before I became pregnant but since then I have had no urge to eat any kind of meet and the thought makes me sick. this was a good article to let me know what else I can eat to get my protein. I eat almonds everyday and at least a few eggs a week which I know helps." -- DAISY61981 - 6/4/2009 11:49:43 AM
"I've been a veg for 13+ years and I am 4 weeks preg. I recently started taking a protein supplement called Protein 100 (by Genesis Today). It's an orange liquid that is rather pricey but it seems worth it. 1 oz has 15 g of protein and it's protein from collagen and casein hydrolysates (milk derived). I think my skin and joints have really benefited from this and it helps me reach my daily protein goals. I am avoiding soy products due to the link to hypospadias and also it's just plain bad for boys in general.. don't know if it's a boy or not obviously but I'm not risking it. (It causes the man-boobs in prepubescent boys who eat a good bit of it.. as well as lavendar and tea tree oil!) I don't know if all those added estrogens are good for girls, either. I am also just annoyed by the fact that virtually everything has soy products in it now, but it makes it really easy to eat nothing but clean, whole foods. Virtually every convenience food I pick up has some sort of soy in it. It's almost impossible to avoid it completely, but I am eating a lot less of it for sure.
My friend's mom had breast cancer as a result of doing hormone replacement for menopause and she has been told to never eat soy! There are plenty of articles about soy protein isolates causing cancer cells to grow out of control since it promotes cell growth and inhibits cell death. I can't find any negative info about the protein hydrolysate from milk so I hope it's ok to be consuming it! I can obtain my protein from many other sources than soy and I actually feel less bloated since i started avoiding soy. Beans, nuts, whole grains, yogurt and frozen Quorn products are yummers! Go vegetarian mommas! Yay!" -- YAYBUNNIES - 4/13/2009 10:25:08 AM
"Reading the other vegetarian articles linked to this one will provide you with additional information and hopefully the answers to your question." -- TONKA_14 - 2/5/2007 1:19:35 PM
"Hi Joe, can u pl specify what kind of veggies, nuts and whole grains should be consumed? i have been a vegetarian for past 10 years, its helped me a lot. but i'm concerned about the protien intake part, hence need further information, if u could help please? Thanks." -- MANRAI_MANISHA - 2/5/2007 1:40:30 AM
"I have been a vegetarian for 19 years. Before getting pregnant I was vegan, but decided to start eating dairy and eggs through my pregnancy. Just two great things: I have not been constipated once and people tell me how great I look. I attribute it to my diet!" -- MOM2MAX - 1/9/2007 1:21:47 PM
"I have followed a vegetarian diet for over 6 years before becoming pregnant. (I am also a Dietitian who teaches people how to follow a balanced vegetarian diet.) Now that I am pregnant, I am especially appreciating the benefits of this diet. The high fiber content has kept me regular, with no constipation at all, even on the prenatal vitamins. I have been able to tolerate all of the protein choices that I usually ate prior to my pregnancy, even during my nauseous days, and I have lots of energy. My favorite protein foods: Egg Beaters omelets with vegetables and soy cheese (great for a quick dinner with some potatoes), yogurt, cottage cheese and fruit, nuts in my cereal and oatmeal in the morning and lots of milk. I also like veggie burgers with all the fixings and I add beans to soups, salads and casseroles." -- WENDYV98 - 11/28/2006 9:47:19 AM
"I, too, would like more examples for what would give me the most protein intake without eating meat. Any suggestions?" -- JILLIAUS03 - 10/30/2006 6:56:54 PM
"This is great article. But could you provide more examples of what we can eat in replace of meat?

" -- CARLENA1236 - 5/17/2006 9:34:55 AM
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