The easy way to get proper nutrition is to eat “real.” What defines “real” are foods that are natural, unrefined, and unaltered. Most pregnancy nutritional advice is to focus on eating vegetables, fruits and grains. Animal products like meat are also a good source of vitamin D which helps the body make the most of its calcium intake. It’s essential to get plenty of protein, high quality fats like butter, wild fish and egg yolks.
The most important tip is to avoid fake food. So many foods are marketed as healthy foods when there nothing of the sort. Stick to whole versions of food. Instead of eating canned corn, opt for fresh corn on the Cobb. Shop at your local vegetable stand and stick to the whole version of food. It’s the easiest way to keep your diet real.
During pregnancy, imagine the connection between nourishing your body as you nourish your baby. You are the waiter, so serve your baby with the best possible dish. It’s your job to go above and beyond to make good choices.
Remember, no one is perfect and yesterday is gone. So today is the perfect moment to start over. It’s a simple decision, so now it’s time to shift gears!