Exercise Tips While Pregnant
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How to Eat Healthy During Pregnancy: Vegetarian Meals
Here's how you can make healthy vegetarian meals while pregnant.
How to Eat Healthy During Pregnancy: How To Avoid Listeria
Your weak immune system during regnancy can put you at a higher risk of contracting Listeria. Here's how to eat healthy during pregnancy.
Separate uncooked meats and poultry and anything that touches them, from vegetables, cooked foods , and ready-to-eat foods. And keep your refrigerator and cooking surfaces spick and span. Set the refrigerator temperature to below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
How to Eat Healthy During Pregnancy:Decoding Pregnancy Cravings
Your pregnancy appetite can be confusing. Here's how to understand your wacky cravings.
Many pregnant women experience unusual or intense food cravings. You may desire chocolate, lemons, milk, meat, or even spicy foods . You may even wanna eat dirt. Here are five types of cravings and what your body may be telling you. Craving for sweets like chocolate may simply be due to the fact that women have higher calorie needs when pregnant. Craving salty foods like pickles and pretzels helps you retain fluid, and pregnant women need more fluid because water carries nutrients through your blood to your baby. Cravings for sour foods are believed to help pregnant women vary their diet and get a mix of nutrients, and stress and anxiety, and many of us can relate to this, can cause women to crave comfort foods like bread, fried food , and even sweets. And finally, there are really unusual cravings for soil, clays, silt, chalk, and other non-food items. That's a condition
Snacks That Fight Morning Sickness
Morning sickness can be the bane of your pregnancy. Here are some snacks that can help you eat healthy while pregnant.
simple as low-fat yoghurt, cheese and crackers, or even pretzels dipped in peanut butter can satisfy and satiate you, and have liquids in between meals instead of with them. Ginger or peppermint tea may also be helpful in managing morning sickness. And if you crave high-calorie, low-nutrient comfort food , just have it. Keep the portions small, and when you feel well again, be sure to eat right. And finally, play it
How to Eat Healthy During Pregnancy: What "Eating for Two" Really Means
Your pregnancy appetite can be hard to handle. Here's how to make sure that you and baby are healthy when you're eating for two.
calories while pregnant can increase the risk of gestational diabetes and high blood pressure It can also lead to a bigger baby who's more prone to obesity. Here are three ways to eat for two the healthy way. Know your number. If you had a healthy body weight before conception, you can afford about 300 extra calories a day throughout your pregnancy. Have four squares instead of three. Add one 300-calorie mini meal in the late morning or mid afternoon. Try 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on two slices of whole wheat toast, or have a cup of low-sodium vegetable soup and half a grilled cheese sandwich Let your hunger guide you. Eat smaller portions of fruits, vegetables, grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy foods throughout the day. Choose
Weight and Pregnancy: Gain Only What You Need
We all want our bodies to bounce right back after pregnancy. Here is how to stay healthy during pregnancy.
baby weight. First, know your number. Women who start at a normal body weight should gain about 25 to 35 pounds. Underweight women should gain 28 to 40 pounds and overweight women should gain between 15 and 25 pounds. Women who are obese should gain 11 to 20 pounds. Be sure to weigh yourself at the same time each week. Expect to gain between 1 and 4 pounds during the first trimester. And during your second and third trimesters, expect to gain about 2 to 4 pounds each month. Now, if you're gaining weight too quickly, try having smaller portions at each meal and snack and cut back on high-calorie oils and salad dressings and sugary or fatty foods, and try to eat more often at home and walk more. If you're gaining too little weight,
How to Eat Healthy During Pregnancy: Making a Healthy Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it's even more important during pregnancy. Here's how to eat healthy.
4 tablespoons chopped almonds. Top with 1 cup non-fat milk. Try nutty French toast . Beat 2 eggs in a bowl and dip in 2 slices of whole wheat bread . Cook in a pan with nonstick cooking spray and top with 1 tablespoon light maple syrup and 14 walnut halves, serve with 1 clementine. Finally, go for a granola-yogurt combo. Mix 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt with 4 tablespoons dried mango and 1 quarter cup low-fat granola. For more on pregnancy nutrition, check out parents.com
Pregnancy Workouts: Best Abs Exercises
When done correctly, ab exercises can be very beneficial during pregnancy. Do these exercises 2-3 times a week for best results.
have diastasis recti, the splitting of the ab, you should get the green light to do it. Set up is very important, later in your trimester as you start to get heavy, you don't wanna put undue stress on your organs. It's a good idea to prop yourself up with a pillow and stay up on your elbows so that your heart rate is above the level of your navel. The first movement are called heel slides. You're gonna contract your abdominals as well as
Pregnancy Workouts: How to Stay Motivated
It can be hard to be motivated to work out after a long day of work, but it's worth it! After watching this video, you'll be inspired to get off the couch and go for a run.
Pregnancy Workouts: Easy Beginner Exercises
Pregnant moms who are new to exercising will love these easy-to-follow beginner moves. You can do this routine throughout pregnancy.
between when the commercials are on. Nicely done. Our second movement is rotator cuff . It's super important to be able to have strong upper body . As you start to get heavier in your boobs and every day repetitions such as using your computer and driving your car,