Beware of gaining too much/not gaining enough weight!
Gaining too much weight during a pregnancy will make you susceptible to pregnancy induced hypertension. However, recent trends have been seeing mothers-to-be that are too slim. It is said that not gaining enough weight will result in not only a smaller infant but also makes you susceptible to lifestyle related diseases. In any case, weight control during gestation is very important.
How much weight gain is normal during pregnancy?
The weight a pregnant woman gains until birth mostly consists of the weight of the infant (fetus), placenta, amniotic fluid and blood. A newborn's average weight is approximately 3 kilograms. It is said that a mother-to-be's body stores up necessary nutrients for birth and breastfeeding during pregnancy as well. In recent time, weight gain calculated according to each individual's pre-pregnancy weight seems to be the most ideal.
Dietary Fiber Recipe
Ingredients (serve 2)
- 25g okara powder (Soy Pulp)
- 200g plain yogurt
- 2 eggs
- 100g pancake mix
- 2tsp salad oil
- 10g butter
- 20g honey
How to cook
1. Mix okara powder, plain yogurt and eggs in a bowl, add and mix pancake mix in it.
2. Lightly coat a warmed frying pan with salad oil, drop ¼ of (1) in rounds and fry over low to medium heat until golden brown (about 3 minutes). Turn over and cook over low heat until golden brown (about 2 minutes). Make another 3 slices using the method.
3. Arrange 2 slices on a plate and top with butter and honey before you eat.
"Okara yogurt", which is made by rehydrating okara powder with the water content of plain yogurt, can be expected to have an intestinal regulating effect due to the W effect of the dietary fiber of okara and the lactic acid bacteria of yogurt, and it is also attractive to be able to take in protein and calcium.
Use okara and yogurt to make pancakes that are moist, light and easy to eat. It is also recommended for breakfast!