Good nutrition during pregnancy can help to keep you and your developing baby healthy.
Eating smaller meals and incorporating healthy snacks among meals can meet the increased nutrient requirements during pregnancy. Pregnant women who are overweight and obese can safely reduce their weight by eating a healthy diet to reduce the risks of complications for themselves and the baby.
We eat food often in a day but do not try to dissolve it properly, that’s the reason we gain weight very fast and also at the end we face lots of problems or diseases because of overweight. Constipation is a common problem for most women during this period, so diet during pregnancy should have high fiber quite happy with emphasis on whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables is important.
Some women find they naturally lose weight during pregnancy, especially within the first trimester, possibly due to healthy lifestyle changes or morning sickness, and will continue to have healthy pregnancies. A good self-care plan that involves healthy eating and exercise can help you control your weight so you’re losing fat while only gaining just as much weight as you need to grow a health baby.
Lean, healthy proteins
Some dieters struggle to get enough protein, but this doesn’t need to be the case. Fresh cuts of beef, chicken and lamb are perfectly acceptable. You can get more protein from organic eggs too. Just avoid processed meats like salami or sandwich meat – these are usually loaded with nitrates, sulfates and added sugars.
Eat small amounts of fruit
Stay with low-GI fruits like berries, green apples and pears. Eat the whole fruit and don’t be tempted to buy the juice. Fruit juices are much more likely to spike your blood sugar levels plus they don’t contain the valuable fiber content found in the whole fruit.
Avoid added sugars
Take this chance to eliminate some high sugar processed foods from your diet. Sodas, processed meats, sauces, ketchup, flavored yogurt – the list is endless. Look at the list of ingredients whenever you pick up anything in the supermarket. Try not to buy anything that contains high fructose corn syrup, glucose, sucrose or anything else that sounds like an added sugar.
Eat high quality carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are important now to keep your energy levels high and allow your baby to develop. That doesn’t mean you should go out and fill up with fries though! Beans, sweet potatoes, parsnips and winter squash are wonderful sources of complex carbs which will give you sustained energy without spiking your blood sugar.