Last week we spoke about not eating for 2 in order to have a fit and healthy pregnancy. I told you I would give you the recipe for the Prego Protein Muffins to help you with your pregnancy nutrition. So here it is, but before I just want to talk about something.
I know that finally for the first time ever, you don’t have to suck in your belly and look perfect so its the perfect excuse to eat whatever you want and indulge in whatever you desire. But its not worth it my friend. Not only will eating poorly make you gain excess weight but that excess weight will make you NOT enjoy your pregnancy because you will be uncomfortable. But also, losing the weight after will be so much harder and post-partum depression will be so much easier to fall into.
So let me try to change your mind set and make you see this in a whole other light, and my hope is that this will be motivation to eat healthy and have a good pregnancy nutrition.
From now on your life is not about you anymore, its about that beautiful baby that you are about to have. Now is not the time to focus on all the cravings YOU have and all the things YOU want to eat. Its time to think about your baby. And since the second that we find out that we are pregnant, we INSTANTLY become mothers, its easy to make sacrifices for our child.
So take this time and focus on giving your baby the BEST possible NUTRIENTS. Because remember that everything you eat, your baby is getting as well. During my entire pregnancy I focused on giving my baby the best possible nutrition so it was motivation to eat extra healthy. I wanted to create the BEST possible ENVIRONMENT for my baby to develop. Hey, if that’s not MOTIVATION to EAT HEALTHY, I don’t know what is. So, my prego friend, take this time to eat healthy and nutritious and create the healthiest environment for your baby. Take care of your body, remember that is where your body is growing and developing. It makes it so much easier to eat healthy and exercise when you think that its benefiting your baby.
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.
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 did My Fit Mom-To-Be Workouts from the moment I found out I was pregnant until the day before I went into labor and I felt amazing, only gained 20lbs and lost 22lbs within 3 weeks of having my baby.
Exercising during pregnancyalso helps you speed and ease delivery. Isn’t that the best news you’ve gotten all day? My labor was less than 4 hours and I pushed for about 10 minutes. Thank goodness for those workouts. Check out what this woman said about my Pregnancy Fit-Mom Workouts.
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.
There are so many benefits to exercise and healthy eating during pregnancy. Did you know that everything you do during pregnancy affects your baby?
As of this post I am 13 weeks pregnant and doing them all over again, check out one of my workouts from last week. And check out what the NEWS has to say about the benefits of exercise during pregnancy: News Pregnancy Fitness
I love helping pregos feel energized and good about themselves. Thats why I also have a Pinterest Board full of sample Pregnancy Workouts and Nutrition Tips, make sure to Follow them so you can get all the info.
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.
Enjoy the Prego Protein Muffins. Make them ahead and keep them in the fridge for quick snacks. They are easy to make and delicious. I would love to hear how you like them, so make sure to come back on and let me know. And share any changes you made to the muffins….be creative. Good luck with your pregnancy nutrition! If you want more healthy and yummy recipes to help you during pregnancy, click here: Healthy Recipes
Prego Protein Muffins
- · 10 egg whites
- · 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- · 1 cup oatmeal
- · 1 scoop organic vanilla protein powder
- · Cinnamon to taste
- · Natural Sweetener like agave nectar, vanilla extract to taste
- · Optional: Fresh berries or dried berries, &/or almonds, walnuts, pecans
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl
- Place mixture in a muffin pan
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Now all you need is awesome pregnancy workouts to keep you STRONG, ENERGIZED, & FIT during your pregnancy. By the way pregnancy workouts also help prepare you for childbirth, so get on it mama! Click on the following link to get the Pregnancy Workouts.
If you start my pregnancy workout program, I will see you inside the program.
I have lots of tips for you and I can’t wait for you to see all the videos of the exercises.
Send me YOUR BUMP PICTURES, would be great to compare with after you have your baby….
So you can see how fabulous you will look.
I would also love to feature you and your beautiful bump.
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Click here to start the Fit Mom-To-Be Workout Program.
If you are struggling with what to eat and different options that are SAFE for the baby and won’t make you GAIN WEIGHT, you will totally enjoy and get great use of the MMF Pregnancy Diet Plan.
- Full Meal Plan for entire pregnancy.
- Easy Recipes.
- Kid-Friendly Recipes.
- Helps reduce cravings.
- Yummy and comforting meals.
Watch this video for more encouragements.
Check me out on CBS Channel 4 talking about Pregnancy Workouts