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Hoffmann Services
(337) 993-0212
134 Mathews Blvd
Lafayette, LA
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Health Enhancements
(337) 234-3784
214 Rivergate Drive
Lafayette, LA
Services
Guided Imagery, Stress Management, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Hoffmann Services
(337) 993-0212
134 Mathews Blvd
Lafayette, LA
 
Reactive Nutrition
(337) 504-2421
4540 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Lafayette, LA
 
Food Therapy
(337) 739-3539
345 Doucet Rd.
Lafayette, LA
 
Lanah J Brennan, CDE, LDN, RD
(337) 255-8557
4540 Ambassador Caffery PkwySte C240
Lafayette, LA
 
Jenny Craig
(337) 984-9131
4310 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Lafayette, LA
Alternate Phone Number
(337) 984-9131
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Jenny Craig Weight Loss Ctr
(337) 984-9131
4310 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Lafayette, LA

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Take Charge Diabetes & Nutrition Education
(337) 504-2490
1819 W. Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA
Alternate Phone Number
337-504-2490
Services
Diabetes and Nutrition Education
Hours
regular business hours & Tues evenings
Membership Organizations
AADE, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Prices and/or Promotions
insurance accepted

Lafayette General Hospital Gif
(337) 289-7380
1214 Coolidge Blvd
Lafayette, LA
 
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The Pregnant Vegetarian

The Pregnant Vegetarian

If you've chosen a vegetarian diet for your pregnancy, there are some important nutritional rules you need to follow. Your need for certain vitamins and minerals greatly increases during pregnancy, so if you're eating vegetarian you need to take care that you are getting all of the nutrients your growing baby needs.

Weight gain during pregnancy is generally between 25 and 35 pounds, so if you are avoiding meat you'll need to ensure that you are still gaining adequate weight. Your doctor can help if you are having problems gaining the suggested weight by increasing certain foods.

Many vegetarians worry that they aren't getting enough protein, which is largely found in meats and fish. You need about 71 grams each day, and you can get the necessary amount from things like soy milk, yogurt, brown rice and tofu.

Omega 3 fatty acids are a necessary part of brain function and development. These are mostly found in fish, but if that's not in your diet, you'll need to eat foods like flax seed and walnuts to get the recommended intake.

Calcium is necessary for the bone development of the baby, and to help with bone loss in the mother. Have at least three servings a day of milk, yogurt or other dairy products. Even skim milk and yogurt have as much calcium as whole milk.

You should be eating four servings of foods like dried beans and peas, since they are full of iron and zinc. Iron is also found in fortified breakfast cereals and green vegetables, so incorporate these into your meals. Ten servings of vegetables and fruits each day will keep you and your baby healthy and strong. To get your vitamin B12, have six to eleven servings of whole grains in foods like rice and bread.

If you are vegan, which means you don't eat any animal products, you will have to be much more careful about getting the required nutrition for a healthy pregnancy. Although you can ge...

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