It’s never ever been as important as now during pregnancy to eat healthy.
I always say that pregnancy is the biggest ammunition to follow a good nutrition and practice self care because it doesn’t just affect you, it affects the baby.
ACTUALLY….. EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING AND NOT DOING IS AFFECTING THE BABY.
I have worked with over 250,000 pregnant women, and the one amazing thing I see often is ladies who never really paid much attention to healthy eating or exercise, start doing so while pregnant.
And I love it.
I know its hard to do these things for ourselves, but hey… I’ll take it.
If it takes you carrying a baby to start doing these things, I will take it.
And for the most part, those ladies end up keeping up with their self care and healthier lifestyle even after the baby is here.
So I call that a WIN-WIN.
So, whatever it takes mama, all I care is that you do put some time and energy into your nutrition because it really does impact your baby.
So much of the growth and development of your baby is reliant on vitamins and nutrients.
If you want to read up on the MOST IMPORTANT SUPPLEMENTS that pregnant women need, click here.
PROTEIN for example, is one of the most important nutrients to consume while pregnant.
The reason is because your baby’s tissues and organs grow and develop because of protein.
Its the reason that there is an INCREASED NEED for protein consumption during pregnancy.
And sadly, pregnancy is also the reason why a lot of pregnant women don’t get enough protein in.
We can blame those two things for that.
But nonetheless, we need to figure out how to get enough protein in so that our bundles of joy can grow and develop properly.
And because its hard to eat MORE CHICKEN, MORE TURKEY, MORE MEAT, MORE EGGS…
A yummy protein shake or smoothie is the best way to get all the protein you need in a yummy and refreshing way.
Click here for a delicious protein smoothie that has amazing ingredients for you and baby.
And what do you think about an added bonus of having your prenatal when you drink your protein shake?
After working with over 250,000 pregnant women and seeing how much need there was for a good quality, yummy tasting, pregnancy-safe protein powder, I partnered up with a doctor to formulate one and added a high quality, medical grade prenatal to it.
Introducing…. mPower Protein Powder for Pregnancy!
It is going to blow your mind.
You will feel so good having it, knowing that you are giving your baby the best vitamins and nutrients, helping your baby grow, AND you are also enjoying how exquisitely delicious it is.
No more gagging on yet another piece of chicken or chalky and nasty protein powders that aren’t even safe for you and baby.
mPower is doctor formulated.
- It’s gluten-free.
- GMO free.
- No artificial sweeteners.
- It has a medical grade prenatal in it.
- It has all the B vitamin.
- It helps curb cravings.
- Helps reduce nausea.
- It can replace a meal.
- It can be used in baking.
- It kills the hunger hormone.
- It is cold pressed.
What’s really amazing about increasing your protein intake with a clean protein powder like mPower is that it helps kill the hunger hormone, Ghrelin, so it helps you eat healthier.
The healthier you eat, the less EXCESS WEIGHT GAIN you will have.
It also helps curb your cravings by stabilizing blood sugar.
This is something that happens hormonally and when you eat enough protein in every meal and you don’t skip meals, will be controlled.
If you can control your cravings, it will also help you eat healthier so that you don’t over eat, make “bad choices” and end up gaining unnecessary weight.
WEIGHT GAIN DURING PREGNANCY IS NORMAL AND NECESSARY.
But, a lot.. most… pregnant women gain excess weight and that is why they feel so uncomfortable while pregnant and also why it takes so long to lose the baby weight.
Check out this post on the 1 thing that increases belly fat during pregnancy.
So if you want a BELLY-ONLY PREGNANCY, do everything in your power to focus a bit more on your nutrition.
- To eat enough of the right nutrients.
- To eat MORE PROTEIN.
- To cut out processed and pre-packaged foods.
- To cut out sugar.
- To not eat out as much.
- And to eat as many healthy and natural foods as possible.
I promise that it will be worth it.
- You will have more energy.
- You will feel more confident.
- You will gain less weight.
- You will have an easier labor (excess weight makes for a harder labor)
- You will be giving your baby the best nutrients to grow with.
- You will lose your baby weight way faster.
I hope you are sold on how important nutrition is not just for having a belly only pregnancy, but how important it is for the proper development of your baby.
And more so, how crucial it is to get more protein in.
Here are 7 more delicious PROTEIN SMOOTHIE RECIPES you can try, CLICK HERE
Also, here’s my favorite breakfast smoothie for pregnancy.