A guide to eating healthy during pregnancy

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A guide to eating healthy during pregnancy in order to avoid health related problems for a pregnant women and their baby.

A guide to eating healthy during pregnancy in order to avoid health related problems for a pregnant women and their baby.

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  • 1. ==== ====One of the most pressing issues for pregnant women today is diet and nutrition. With theavailability of preprocessed foods and fast-food restaurants, it’s easy to unconsciously do harm tooneself by making poor food choices. For more information and tips click here:http://www.diet-for-pregnant-women.com/==== ====Post pregnancy diet is much different from what women eat during pregnancy. It, in fact,resembles a mild weight loss program, especially for women who have put on oodles of weightduring pregnancy.Post pregnancy diet goes hand in hand with thermogenics. Let us understand the latter term firstand then know the foods to include and avoid in our post pregnancy diet.Some Things To Know About For Post Pregnancy DietWhen we eat food, our body either stores the fat or burns it to release energy. We use this energyto perform daily chores [basal metabolic rate]. This energy has another function; it also processesthe food that we eat. This is what is called as thermogenics. Protein has the highest thermic valueof all the constituents of food, which means that a protein rich meal will require more energy toprocess than a meal that has high carbohydrates or fats. You would now obviously know whattype of foods you should eat. Yes, foods that have a high thermic value.Insulin, a hormone also plays an important to play in post pregnancy diet. When insulin is more inthe body, there are fluctuations in blood sugar and these results in more fat storage. A wellplanned pregnancy diet can control the secretion of insulin post pregnancy.Besides the above, you can also include the following as a part of your post pregnancy dietregime:Eat small meals 5-6 times in a day.Take fruits that are low in GI content.Take mid-morning snacks.Avoid sweets and sugars as far as possible.Do not take supplement pills without consulting your doctor first.And of course, read as much as you can to be well informed about the foods you should include inyour post pregnancy diet.
  • 2. Whats more, you should know which foods to eat and which ones to avoid. Eat a lot of fruits andvegetables. Avoid starchy foods like pasta; instead consume fibrous foods like wholegrain breadand cereals. They have high proteins. Dairy foods will give you the essential calcium. Water is alsoessential, so drink at least 8-10 glasses of water everyday.You would obviously like to know which foods to avoid as well: Do not eat Tuna as it has highlevels of mercury. Control your liking for foods rich in fat and sugar. And last but not the least,avoid caffeine and alcoholic beverages.Remember what you eat after pregnancy, your infant also has through your milk! So visit adietician to know the portion sizes and number of servings that you should take of the differentfood groups. Eat a variety of foods to give flavor to your breast milk. Remember, each type of foodyou eat will also give your baby the vitamins, minerals, proteins, and calcium necessary for herhealthy growth.Of course, you might want to go on a diet as soon as possible, to lose all that bulky weight, butwait just yet, once you stop breastfeeding, you will automatically lose a few pounds and if yourdoctor gives you a go ahead to diet, you would lose the rest as well.Post pregnancy diet is what you eat after pregnancy. Your pregnancy diet after delivery should bemeticulously planned well, with a few precautions and doctors suggestions. Take care that youhave one for yourself as well, if you are a new mother, else you will be battling with weight duringpregnancy even after pregnancy. For more information visit pregnancy week by week.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Apurva_Shree==== ====One of the most pressing issues for pregnant women today is diet and nutrition. With theavailability of preprocessed foods and fast-food restaurants, it’s easy to unconsciously do harm tooneself by making poor food choices. For more information and tips click here:http://www.diet-for-pregnant-women.com/==== ====