Tag Archives: Nutrition

Real Food for Mother and Baby

If you’re a new mom and are about to tackle the daunting task of feeding your baby solid foods, you probably have many questions about how to do it. When do I start? What do I feed him/her first? What about food allergies? … Sound familiar? To add to your anxiety, if you read almost anything in print about feeding your baby solids, you will be faced with many strict rules about consistency and 4 day waiting and what to introduce first, etc. Well, Nina Planck’s new book, Real Food for Mother and Baby: The Fertility Diet, Eating for Two, and Baby’s First Foods
will help you relax. Continue reading Real Food for Mother and Baby

Trying to lose the baby weight?

Eat breakfast! Time and time again it has been proven that breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day.  If you are struggling to get those last 10 pounds of baby weight off, you will be surprised at how such a seemingly easy thing to do will help you lose weight.  Most people either don’t believe it will help, or feel they don’t have the time.  This is one area where I am pretty strict: make time to prepare and eat a nutritious breakfast!  This is essential for every person all the time, so remind your friends and family.  If you are breastfeeding, this is so important for your milk supply after “fasting” all night.  So I say, if losing weight isn’t enough motivation, do it for the health of your baby.  If you don’t eat, you’re body will go into starvation mode and hang on to every excess pound for dear life.  No amount of “cardio” later in the day can help correct this mistake.  Here are some good options: Continue reading Trying to lose the baby weight?

The Fertility Diet

There are many things you can start doing right now to improve your chances of ovulating and becoming pregnant. Dr. Walter Willett from Harvard University has written about it concisely in his book The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting

It’s a great read, and gives you a great head start on nutrition during pregnancy!