Hey Mamas! Hope you have selected and purchased your workout DVD and are on the road to staying fit! To go along with your new workouts I wanted to write a sample diet. Diet is 80% of your fitness results and 100% important for your baby (and you!).
Meal 1: 3 egg whites and 1 yolk scramble with spinach and bell peppers. 1 slice of whole grain toast (sugar free jelly, or a little PB, or spray butter on top)
Meal 2: Turkey, sprouts, avocado, tomato, 1 slice turkey bacon in a pita pocket with mustard or non creamy dressing
Meal 3: Grilled chicken on romaine or spinach salad with unlimited veggie toppings. Non-creamy dressing. I actually LOVE lemon juice as a dressing or a vinegar and olive oil combo using apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar.
Meal 4: Cottage cheese with sliced berries OR Greek yogurt cup and sugar free chocolate pudding cup (separate or mixed)
Meal 5: White fish and steamed veggies or homemade turkey soup with loads of veggies (green beans, peas, bell peppers, asparagus, broccoli, corn, tomatoes)
Meal 6: if still hungry go for a protein shake or if you have the munchies try some crunchy vegetables like celery, cucumber or zucchini (sometimes I make them bite size pieces so I can pop them in my mouth like popcorn :))
- Always be sure you are drinking tons of water. It is a current medical recommendation to drink 2.2 liters of water daily. I am sure you have heard of the “8 by 8” rule (eight 8-ounce glasses of water), which is easy to remember and is pretty close to the recommended 2.2 liters.
- Prenatal vitamins – both before and AFTER giving birth.
- If you are lifting weights it is recommended to take a calcium supplement as well, though you should check with your doctor first.
- Vitamin C – your body is doing a lot these days, so our immune system can be lowered. Taking extra vitamin C can help boost your immune system. I love the chewables – they’re like sweet tarts!