It is no wonder that women have a hard time with proper nutrition while pregnant. While women are pregnant their hormones are all out of whack, and they have food cravings, most of which are not healthy. However, with a few tips, you will be on your way to eating properly
The first thing to keep in mind is that you need variety. You don’t want to get bored with your food, that can lead to you devouring junk food. If you keep your diet filled with fresh fruit, vegetables and protein, you can make sure that you and your baby don’t get too much of one thing and not enough of another, and it gives your baby a daily variety of necessary nutrients, and make sure that your food tastes good.
Keeping your meals balanced and within moderation is the key to any diet. Even though we are not really dieting here, we still would like to keep our weight gain under control. Eating 5-6 small meals a day that are nutritious will curve your appetite, and you will not have the urge for so much of the junk food. For example, every couple of hours in between meals, eat a piece of fruit or some raw vegetables, even if you are not hungry.
If you have chocolate cravings, go ahead and knock that Little Debbie Swiss Cake Roll out, just limit yourself, and try not to keep that junk in the house, if at all possible.
Another tip is color. You want to make your plate look as colorful as possible and tasty. Look at fresh fruit and veggies to paint your plate. The more colorful your plate is, the more appeasing it is going to look to your eyes. You can get red strawberries and tomatoes to yellow peppers and squash. Pick your favorite colors and create your dishes based on that.
Lastly enjoy your food and create different dishes so that you don’t get bored with it. Eat slowly and try not to gulp your food down and drink plenty of water, as this will help with the notorious heartburn that women tend to get while they are pregnant.
You are growing a person inside of you, and proper nutrition while you are pregnant is important to you and your baby.