First of all let me tell you that no one can actually tell you what you should eat and what you should not eat, you need to follow you instinct, you need to see if you are eating healthy or not and if you are fulfilling the healthy requirements for your baby or not, you don’t need to eat lots of food or lots of liquids, you just need to eat healthy and balanced food and enough water or a bit more, we are sharing some information in a set of three blogs with the title Meal Planning During Pregnancy and this is the blog one for you.
We know that normally girls eat whatever whoever say and they end up with eating rubbish and unhealthy diet, which is a very bad thing and if you don’t want that then here are a very simple pyramid for you that will not only help you get in perfect diet plan, but will maintain your healthy and health of your baby too so are you ready? I bet you know that few months back USDA’s Food Guide Pyramid was in the news and we are going to take it too and you just need to see that you must eat something, something healthy in every two hours and it is best if you eat small portions and as I always say that eat a portion that can get fit in your own hand palm, and now we are sharing the Pyramid for breastfeeding and pregnancy and we are dividing food into six groups.
Grains, fruit, vegetables, meat and beans, milk and other dairy, and oils and we all know that they are good food and they make your food a balanced and perfect diet, and you need to eat 2,000 to 2,400 calories or more, it depends on your body type and size, but if you are pregnant then it don’t mean that you just sit and eat and sleep, you got to get up and walk and if you are one of those who want to maintain a healthy and strong body and maintain your figure to then you can join gym and yoga institute too, you need to add some kind of daily physical activity too.
Now we are going to give you some very row instructions about this pyramid:
Grains is something that will not only make your strong and healthy, but will maintain your system too and you need to avoid all kind of digestive system issues at any cost so you should eat whole grain and you can eat 6 to 8 ounces a day and you can divide it according to your own daily requirements, you can eat a slice of bread or half a bun, you can try a small corn or flour tortilla or ready-to-eat cereal, normally I don’t suggest to eat ready to eat meals or food, but if you have to then you can eat one that has whole grain on the packaging.
Fruits are very important for your body and your health, and you can use 2 cups of mix fruits in a day and for that you can pick sharp and colorful fruit cause they are very good for your body and they are healthy, you can try any fruit you want and you can try any quantity but if you think that fruits are good and you can eat while salad bowl of them then you are wrong, I bet you would move in the same society after delivery and you would want the same beautiful body too, so eat in moderation.
Vegetables are very good for you and I would say that you should try healthy and uncooked vegetables as much as you want, but according to health expert you can eat 2 1/2 to 3 cups a day and you can add fresh and healthy items in it and you should try adding those which are loaded with fiber and vitamins including colorful vegetables, and those which can provide you folate, calcium, and B vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber.
Meat and beans are good but no more then 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 ounces a day because they have fat and unhealthy elements in them too, so you can eat 2 servings of smallest slice of meat, and pick lean meat and limit fish to 12 ounces per week.
Milk, yogurt, and cheese are good but no more then 3 cups a day, sometime old woman and females in your family will push you to eat and drink more dairy products, but actually that will make you and your baby fat which is definitely not healthy for you or your baby.
Oils are essentials to maintain a healthy digestive system and you can eat 6 to 8 teaspoons a day of healthy oils including canola oil, olive oil, safflower oil, fatty fish, avocados, nuts, seeds, and olives.
Note: Avocado is a fruit but most of its calories come from fat, so it’s included in the oils category.
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