Wholesome eating during your pregnancy
What you need to eat and what you will want to eat will change all throughout your pregnancy!
During the first trimester, one of your main nutritional concerns may be battling morning sickness, which doesn’t necessarily occur in the morning. It helps to eat small meals at regular intervals, whether you do feel hungry or not. A midnight snack and a nice drink right in the morning can help with nausea. During the first trimester, it is recommended to consume food high in carbohydrates and potassium. Cut down on fats. Eat dried snacks like crackers, salty oat biscuits, liquids etc
During the second trimester of the pregnancy, you need to continue having a well-balanced diet. Your calorie requirement goes up by 300 in the second-trimester Hydrate yourself well by having enough liquids. Extra calories should come from protein-rich foods based on grain, poultry, non-meat alternatives and/or milk. These foods should be added as snacks that you will consume throughout the day. You must remember to take your iron supplements that are best taken at bedtime or in between meals. Do not mix your iron supplements with other supplements like calcium, magnesium, zinc etc.
During the second trimester, your metabolism goes down and this could lead to gas and indigestion. It is also possible that you may not tolerate milk products at this stage. It helps to eat slowly, have smaller meals, go for walks and drink up liquid.
If milk become impossible to consume, go for alternative products like yoghurt, cheese, paneer etc for your supply of calcium,
Here comes the most trying trimester. Your baby’s weight has tripled so that means you will feel fuller faster. It is still important to have a well-balanced diet with sufficient calories. Consume healthy nutrient filled snacks in between your meals.