69.Diets for life stages - Pregnancy : Food Combining Hay Diet

The full text of the book published by Bloomsbury. Author Peter Thomson

The food combining diet is ideal for pregnancy because it returns natural control of diet to the appetite mechanism, and allows the natural development of pregnancy, with its hormonal and physical changes.

Resist all cravings that take you outside the food combining diet, but ensure that your diet is as broad as possible. Eat one protein meal every day, and fill up at starch and vegetable meals if you are still hungry.

You are unlikely to put on excess weight while following the food combining diet and maintaining your regular exercise.

You should maintain a higher intake of fat, particularly from oil fish, and dairy fat - cream and butter in moderation. It may be wise to avoid processed fats such as margarines and low fat spreads until the health effects of these are clearer.

Pregnant women should not eat liver because the high vitamin A levels can be toxic.