Pregnancy Diet & Nutrition Tips

Pregnancy Diet doesn’t really exist because you really shouldn’t “diet” when you are pregnant, but you should have a healthy nutrition.  The sad thing, is that women use this time to over indulge and eat whatever they want, in the portions they want with the excuse that they are eating for 2!

Excuse my FRENCH but that is a crock of you know what!

If you would just change your mind set and try to create the most precious, healthy, and optimal environment in your body for your little angel to grow and live in, it would be a whole other story.  So if you are not there yet my friend, I challenge you to work on your mind set.

I also want to encourage you to make healthy choices when eating.

I know you are probably a little frustrated like most pregnant women, because your OB hasn’t educated you much on Pregnancy Nutrition.  

It’s actually quite frustrating for me…….

Aside from giving you a list of foods you should NOT eat, and weighing you in every week, that is pretty much it.  And it’s insane because what you eat doesn’t just affect YOU!   It affects the baby as well.

Its very easy to say “you have to slow down with your weight gain”, but not give you any tools or resources to help you.

But you have to control what you eat and not use this pregnancy as an excuse to “Eat For 2”.  I mean you don’t by any means have to diet.  I certainly didn’t and I did allow myself some splurges.  I would eat a bagel a week which I normally don’t when I’m not pregnant, I usually stick to oatmeal which I love.  But you just have to make GOOD CHOICES.  You should want to anyways because everything you are eating now is affecting your little baby.  So make good choices girlfriend.

So here is what I’m going to do for you.  I’m going to give you a NUTRITION GUIDE with exactly what to eat, all the RECIPES, good SNACK OPTIONS, etc.  So that you can get an idea of how you should be eating during your pregnancy so that you can be healthy, be creating the best possible environment for your baby, and so that you don’t gain EXCESS WEIGHT so that you are not super uncomfortable all during pregnancy and feeling huge and self conscious.  And so that you can lose all your baby weight fast postpartum.

If you exercise moderately and safely, you will be able to lose your weight super fast postpartum.  I did!
Check this out…..

My PostPartum Pics

I made this 2-Week Nutrition Guide to give away for FREE to all my pregos because I work with so many in my Fit Mom-To-Be Workout Program that always have so many NUTRITION questions.  So, I figured I would make this in an easy to read, print and follow way to help you take the guesses out of how to eat optimally during your pregnancy.  

If you follow it and you EXERCISE, you will not just have a great pregnancy but you will feel CONFIDENT, RADIENT, GLOWING.  You won’t be uncomfortable and have aches and pains because you’ve gained so much weight.  You will have an easier labor and delivery.  You will sleep better, have more energy.  And you will seriously decrease your chances of falling into POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION.

I can’t wait for you to get this Nutrition Guide, the recipes are amazing, and there are so many different options for snacks. You are going to love it.  Download it here (It’s totally FREE):  PREGNANCY NUTRITION GUIDE.

Pregnancy Nutrition Guide

Think of eating as healthy as you can so that your baby can develop under the best possible circumstances.  Trust me, this makes it a ton easier to eat healthy.  

In my pregnancy, I gained 20lbs and felt like a million bucks.  Yup, believe it or not, I loved being pregnant.  But I think the reason why was because I was healthy, I wasn’t logging around excess weight that gave me aches and pains and made me feel horrible about myself.  Actually it was quite the contrary, because I ate so healthy and exercised, I never felt any pains and always had tons of energy.

There are so many benefits to exercise and healthy eating during pregnancy.  Did you know that everything you do during pregnancy affects your baby?

Pregnancy Exercise Benefits

So I want to share a few things that worked for me as well as the tons of Pregnant women that I work with.  Also, check out these pregnancy fitness tips that I shared on the News:  Pregnancy Fitness Tips In The News

 

 

Pregnancy Diet & Nutrition Tips

  • Plan out a healthy menu for the week and COMMIT to it.
  • Make sure that in your weekly menu you have a variety of different healthy foods in order to give all the nutrients to your baby.
  • Make sure that you choose yummy foods so that you enjoy what you eat, because if not, you will end up bingeing. Take some time to look through recipe books, magazines, online and choose yummy healthy recipes and meals so that you enjoy eating healthy.  I have a great healthy recipe book called Eat To Be Fit, it has tons of yummy, easy and delicious healthy recipes, you may want to give it a try.
  • At the beginning of the week, make or buy a bunch of healthy snacks and have them readily available.  
  • Every time you leave your house, whether its for 5 minutes or 4 hours, take a bunch of healthy snacks with you in your bag.  This will prevent you from feeling sick and also prevent bad cravings.
  • Make sure to eat something every 2-3 hours.
  • Don’t over indulge.  Feel yourself out, when you are full, stop eating.  Just listen to your body and don’t worry about calories.
  • Take a good prenatal vitamin.
  • Drink a TON OF WATER.

Here is an idea of a great Pregnancy Nutrition Snack.  Its easy to make, super yummy  and great to carry around in your purse when you are on the go.

Also, please make sure that you are not eating foods that are contraindicated during your pregnancy.
There are so many benefits to exercise and healthy eating during pregnancy.  Did you know that everything you do during pregnancy affects your baby?

They can be harmful for the baby and for you.

Here is a great CHECKLIST with all the FOODS NOT TO EAT DURING PREGNANCY.

You can print it and keep it with you in your kitchen or purse as a reminder.

And make sure to download the sample pregnancy diet plan I have for you, its 2 weeks of healthy recipes, snacks and exactly what to eat during pregnancy.
 
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By the way, if you haven’t received a list of what you should absolutely not eat during pregnancy, here is a short and cute little CHECKLIST that you can download and print so you can have with you always as a reminder.

Download Checklist

Also, make sure you are exercising.  It will help you prevent EXCESS WEIGHT GAIN, it will INCREASE YOUR ENERGY, DECREASE ACHES AND PAINS and help you enjoy your pregnancy so much more.  it will also help you during labor and delivery.  Who doesn’t want that.   These are the workouts that I did when pregnant and I have used them with hundreds of pregnant women:   Fit-To-Be Mom Workouts.  These Pregnancy Workouts change every month to help you stay fit and healthy.  This is a great way to ensure you are doing SAFE and appropriate workouts.  Check them out here:  Fit Mom-To-Be Workouts.

 Check out this great way to relieve pain when you are pregnant:

You can get all my exercise and nutrition tips, articles, workouts and recipes for pregnancy on My Pinterest Boards.  I have one for Pregnancy Nutrition & Recipes and one for Pregnancy Exercise & Workouts

And I was able to get in the best shape of my life even after having 2 kids and I really credit exercising during pregnancy as well as following a healthy diet.
 
This is me after my second baby, she was about 14 months here.

Fit Mom Bikini Picture

I think you will really benefit from watching this short clip on pregnancy.

This is a great video on how to prevent feeling sick during pregnancy.

 

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