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Diet For Pregnant Women

Diet for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy can a lot more pleasant for women if they choose to eat healthily while they are with child. By eating healthily, we don't mean simply restricting or reducing what the pregnant woman is eating.

Healthy eating is actually a very personal choice. No one can force a person to eat what he or she doesn't want to eat. A woman can be forced to do one thing (i.e. eat vegetables regularly) for a short period of time, but if she doesn't truly want to do it, the change in behavior will not last long.

So that's the first thing that you have to know about pregnancy-related diets: you have to really believe in the process of making yourself healthier through your diet if you want to be successful

. It's not that hard - just focus on your goal and you'll get there eventually. If you have an eye on the prize (and the benefits of a healthy diet), you will eventually let go of your old beliefs and habits in exchange for a better, healthier diet.

Making smart choices when grocery shopping

Here's the thing about eating healthy: you don't have to watch calories if you are eating the right foods. Why? Because if you are eating healthily, your body will appreciate the healthy food and will begin to revert to its natural state of equilibrium or balance.

You will feel full more quickly and your chances of overeating will be reduced greatly. This change is most common in people who have had a life-long love affair with sugary food.

Sugary food causes a sudden increase in blood sugar followed by a sudden drop in blood sugar levels. This causes a person to feel hungry again and the cycle repeats. When this negative eating cycle is finally broken, the body begins letting go of old cravings because it is getting the right nutrients in the right amounts once again.

Now, if you're ready to take that big plunge into healthy eating, here's a list of food items that you might be interested in:
  1. Turkey bacon (this food item makes a great substitute for regular bacon)
  2. Bran cereal (can be used in frying chicken and other meats; can also be used in place of regular breadcrumbs. Bran cereal is generally more nutritious than breadcrumbs and also has a lot of natural fiber)
  3. Cooking spray (can be used to coat pans and baking sheets)
  4. Evaporated milk (a generally healthier alternative to full cream milk)
  5. Lean ground meats (choose leaner cuts of meat in general)
  6. Vinegars (use flavored variants for your warm salads)
  7. Herbs and spices (recommended as a substitute for salt; salt can raise blood pressure and too much of it can harm the kidneys, too)
  8. Whole-grain products (contain more nutrients and dietary fiber)
  9. Organic vegetables (look for organic-certified products; they are a worthy investment!)
  10. Fruits (if you are hankering for a little sugar, get it from a healthier source - freshly squeezed fruits)

For more information, pick up the Nook version of “ Pregnancy Diet & Nutrition Made Easy“ at Barns and Noble

You can also buy the PDF file from Paypal for $3.99.

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