What should you eat during pregnancy? Afraid of terrible cravings? Or worse yet, gaining too much weight? Here is an overview of healthy diet during pregnancy!
You are going to gain an average of 20-35 pounds no matter what. And it is not unusual for women to gain even 45. A friend of mine who is vegetarian, she gained that much and she is tall and very skinny. I don’t think you can really control too much of the weight gain to the pound, but you can control if you will gain 40 or 60 pounds. And this of course is done with a healthy diet during pregnancy.
Your body needs sources of protein, carbohydrates, calcium, iron, vitamins, folic acid, and even some fat found in peanuts, whole milk and meat.
So if you eat these items, your body will be getting the desired nutrition’s:
- Green vegetables
- Lean meat
- Peanut butter (not if you are allergic)
So here is a sample of a healthy diet during pregnancy meal plan:
Milk with Cereal
Lean Meat, potatoes, and Spinach Salad with whole grain bread
Fish with rice, and Green Vegetables salad
Small Bowl of Fruit Salad
The point is, do not over eat! If you do over eat, you are going to gain more weight. If you gain too much weight you will struggle with losing it.
Make sure you also add a good exercise plan, such as fit during pregnancy plan. This way you will also keep the figure you want, and will probably drop the extra weight within 2 months but only if you follow a healthy diet during pregnancy.