Aside from a few minutes of heartburn once a week, I've never had any of the usual discomforts, complications or gained more or less than the recommended weight during either of my pregnancies. I believe owe 90% of this to my diet. Like everyone I have my personal struggles, but one thing that's always been easy for me (high school excepted) is eating a healthy diet complete with variety, tons of fruits, veggies, grains, nuts and water and always 80-90% organic, and free of preservatives, caffeine, and most packaged/processed foods.
I think any woman who is pre-baby, TTC, pregnant or postpartum can feel amazing, achieve an ideal weight and weather any transition beautifully just from eating right and being active. So during the last week I started snapping pictures of what I ate before it disappeared. Below is what I eat in a typical day while pregnant or nursing. When I'm not pregnant/nursing I eat the same, only at dinner I skip the seconds I pile on to make sure I gain enough/make enough milk.
Breakfast Part I [fresh-baked by someone else whole grain toast w/butter or cheese]:
Breakfast Part II [2 boiled eggs & a smoothie w/2-4 different fruits, yogurt & water]:
Mid-Morning Snacks [grapefruit, chopped fruit w/yogurt, nuts & cinnamon]:
Lunch [cooked sprouted lentils w/quinoa, lemon sea salt & olive oil]:
Afternoon Snacks [dried fruit & nuts w/no preservatives, red cabbage with homemade dressing]:
Dessert [homemade whole wheat oatmeal raisin cookies]:
Water: [I drink 80 oz of water during the day & another 8-16 oz in the middle of the night]