Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Choosing The Right Foods

Written by Beverley Brooke

So you need to gain weight but donít want to gain too much weight during your pregnancy right?

There are many things that you can do to improve your diet and ensure that you gain a minimal but healthy amount of weight during pregnancy.

Choosingrepparttar right foods is important because you will be able to loose weight more quickly after delivery if you manage your diet during pregnancy.

So here is what you need to do during pregnancy to ensure weight loss success after:

Tip #1 Choose whole foods. Whole foods are foods that are dense in nutrients. Think wild rice, whole grains, and unprocessed foods. Whole foods donít include waffles and pancakes!

Tip #2 Add calories duringrepparttar 136631 second trimester. Eating for two doesnít literally mean eating for two. In fact during your first trimester your baby is aboutrepparttar 136632 size of a small bean! Most women donít actually need to start adding 300 calories a day to their diet untilrepparttar 136633 second and third trimesters.

Tip #3 Be sure you get a serving of protein, carbohydrate and fat at every meal. It will help you if you break your meals into six mini meals per day. This will help rev up your metabolism. Next be sure that you eat some protein, carbohydrate and fat at each mini meal session. This will help nourish your body more completely and help prevent cravings later inrepparttar 136634 day.

How To Eat A Healthy Diet During Pregnancy

Written by Beverley Brooke

Perhapsrepparttar number one complaint of women trying to watch their weight during pregnancy is that they are hungry allrepparttar 136630 time. True, pregnancy does result in an increased metabolic demand onrepparttar 136631 body, which can cause you to be hungry. Many women also experience a number of cravings during pregnancy, which can make healthy eating challenging.

The first thing to remember is thatrepparttar 136632 idea that you should eat for two is wrong. You only need an additional 300 calories per day, and generally you donít need these calories until you are well on your way torepparttar 136633 second and third trimesters.

So what can you do to help manage your weight and stick to a healthy diet?

Remember that during pregnancy it is vital that you do not cut back on your caloric intake. This hasrepparttar 136634 potential to rob your baby of essential nutrients that are necessary for his/her growth and development. Here are some tips to help you stick to a healthy diet throughout your pregnancy:

Avoid skipping meals. If you have a habit of skipping breakfast, youíll find that you are not only more fatigued but ravenous during your pregnancy, which will result in overeating. Be sure that you eat each meal every day.

Try eating several mini meals throughoutrepparttar 136635 ay. This will not only help you feel fuller longer, it will help minimizerepparttar 136636 nausea often experienced duringrepparttar 136637 first trimester.

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