The diet during pregnancy is a common topic, but somehow it seems that there are constantly new questions about it. What to eat and how much, what does effect on the body mass of the future mothers during pregnancy, but also on the body mass after childbirth? There is a stage in the planning of pregnancy, which should be a good opportunity for the body mass to “adjust” with diet correction and physical activity. It’s good to start pregnancy with the so-called ideal body mass and good physical form. The recommended increase in body weight is from 9 to 11 pounds, or 20% of body weight. In the pregnancy period women should really eat for two people. (in case if there aren’t more “tenants” in the stomach), but not according to the quantity, but according to the quality of the food. Groceries should be carefully selected by species and origin, and food prepared with attention.
What is that, that is to the baby and the mother so important? Well everything! Calcium, magnesium, folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin D, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin B12, proteins, fats, fibers, fluids – this is just a fraction of everything a woman needs to enter into her body. Here is a reminder of the procurement: dairy products from partially processed milk, not very fatty meat such as chicken, turkey, lamb, fish (haddock, mackerel, salmon, and sardine), eggs, whole grains and products thereof, all kinds of fruits and vegetables, and compulsorily carrots, pumpkin, green leafy vegetables, nuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower.
What should you avoid? – Fat, spicy, very mild or very salty foods. Of course, we should not even mention alcohol and cigarettes. During pregnancy, it may happen that you will like or wish for some food which is good but sometimes maybe food that is on the (avoid) list. You need to listen to the body, to fulfill your desires as much as possible, but sometimes you have to resist some ideas. Foods that are heavy, full of calories, and no benefit from it, you should bypass it. Sweets should not be an unrealized dream, but you should try to satisfy your need with more fruit. If this fails, you can eat biscuits or cakes, but in a reasonable amount. As pregnancy goes by, so the meals should be smaller and more common, in order to maintain good metabolism. Without much philosophizing – it should be eaten variably and as naturally as possible. You should decide with your doctor about your dietary supplements, like vitamins and minerals. Do not forget to move your body with proper exercises because it reduces swelling, maintains the weight of the optimum, and prepares the body for the ,,delivery’’.