i dont know if i am pregnant yet but im sure ive missed my period for about 2 weeks now and im going to be taking a test soon what things are good and bad for the baby if i am?
i drink pop sometimes its diet sometimes not (i heard that it wasnt good)?
i eat a lot of sugary food sometimes i eat out i need to now what is good for my baby if i am i want to have a healthy baby....
How old are you ?
If you are pregnant and (assuming not getting an abortion by what you have said.)
You'll want to start out by cutting out a lot of sugary foods. If your hungry for a snack, then fruits and veggies are really good choices. Cut up and put in a container or a baggie to throw in your bag if your on the go is really good (its what i did when i was pregnant with my son last year) I even put Cheerio's(the honey nut kind, b/c it was my favorite) in a baggie if i wanted something just slightly sweet and healthy to fill that sugar craving. More or less follow a national(wherever you live) food guide. Pop is ok sometimes, but if its just the fizz that your after, why not drink naturally flavored carbonated water, which would have less sugar in it. Watch for salt content( you'd want to watch your blood pressure). Also too, its better to eat 6 small meals a day then 3 big ones(during pregnancy and when not pregnant lol) if there's anything else you want to ask me just e-mail me here
Good nutrition while pregnancy, is very important for your baby to grow and develop. so you must consume about 300 more calories per day than you did before you became pregnant to make your baby healthy
Avoid anything refined. A good rule of thumb is anything that's "white" (sugar, flour, rice) is refined and to be avoided.
While you're pregnant, you need to maximize your nutrition. These refined items have very little nutritional value, even if the label claims they're "fortified." They also spike your blood sugar level and insulin levels, neither of which are a good idea during pregnancy.
If you eat a "real food" diet, you and your baby will be better off. Unprocessed meats, fresh (or frozen) fruits and veggies, whole grains like oatmeal, barley and stone-ground wheat. Obviously, don't deprive yourself. If you want a slice of cake, have it. But, speaking from experience, you'll need to temper the urge to eat the whole cake (and justifying it by saying "but hey, I'm pregnant!").
Also, please avoid artificial sweeteners. There's no conclusive evidence that they're harmful, but there is STRONG evidence that they increase weight gain even though they're non-caloric.