Everything listed under: Pregnancy nutrition

  • How Much Weight Should I Gain During Pregnancy

    How Much Weight Should I Gain During Pregnancy  Pregnancy weight gain is totally normal and necessary.  But how much weight should I gain during pregnancy?  That is the question I get all the time.

  • Exercise During Pregnancy

    Exercise During Pregnancy  Exercise during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do. Seriously! The benefits of exercise during pregnancy are so huge that you would be crazy not to do it.

  • Protein Bars and Protein Shakes During Pregnancy?

    Protein Bars and Protein Shakes During Pregnancy?  I get this question all the time......... Can I have protein powder and protein shakes during pregnancy? If you ask your doctor, most  of them say YES, you can have both.

  • How Should I Eat During Pregnancy To Prevent Excess Weight Gain

    How Should I Eat During Pregnancy To Prevent Excess Weight Gain   Pregnancy weight gain is something that every woman is concerned with. I have even spoken to women who don't want to get pregnant solely for the reason of not wanting to lose their body. That is crazy!

  • Exercise More For A Better Labor

    Exercise More For A Better Labor  I was super surprised when my OB told me that my labor and delivery would be 50% faster and easier if I exercised. I mean, I know all the benefits of exercise being that I have been in the fitness and health industry for almost 2 decades, but really......  faster and easier labor.......

  • Hips & Butt Home Pregnancy Workout

    Hips & Butt Home Pregnancy Workout  Are your hips and butt growing? Does it seem like they are growing proportionally to your belly? Ugh, I feel ya!

  • A Refreshing & Healthy Yogurt Parfait for your Pregnancy Diet

    A Refreshing & Healthy Yogurt Parfait For Your Pregnancy Diet   Have you been getting any food aversions? I did, I got some aversions to protein the first trimester of both my pregnancies. But I quickly fixed those like this.  You know, so many women use pregnancy as a means to over eat, eat what they want and in turn they end up gaining a ton of weight, being very uncomfortable and achy all pregnancy and end up not being able to lose the baby weight.

  • 8 Things You Can Do To Prevent EXCESS Weight Gain During Pregnancy

    8 Things You Can Do To Prevent EXCESS Weight Gain During Pregnancy  So which one are you? The happy to be pregnant girl or the hate to be pregnant girl? You know, after years of working with thousands of pregnant women, I have  come to the realization that those women who hate being pregnant are those that end up gaining a ton of weight.

  • Healthy One-Pot Recipe For Your Pregnancy Diet - Chicken Veggie Lentil Stew

     Healthy One-Pot Recipe For Your Pregnancy Diet- Veggie Lentil Stew It's crazy but most pregnant women don't really enjoy eating protein during pregnancy. Most of them actually "crave" carbs.   Craving Carbs?

  • Oatmeal Breakfast Casserole For Your Pregnancy Diet

    Oatmeal Breakfast Casserole For Your Pregnancy Diet  Are waking up hungry or sick? Most pregnant women wake up feeling sick, and nothing is more horrible than starting the day sick because then you just don't feel like doing anything. I felt great my first pregnancy, but I did start having some morning sickness with my second pregnancy.

  • Healthy Recipe For Your Pregnancy Diet - Zucchini Cakes - To Die For!

     Healthy Recipe For Your Pregnancy Diet- Zucchini Cakes- To Die For!   Eating vegetables during your pregnancy is so important. There are so many vitamins and nutrients in vegetables that its crucial for you to eat them so they benefit your baby.

  • A Healthy "Cake" Recipe For Your Pregnancy Diet

    A Healthy "Cake" Recipe For Your Pregnancy Diet  Are you having "cravings" while pregnant? If you are, you are going to want this recipe.   It is the most delicious "healthy cake recipe" and you will feel like you are indulging but you won't be hurting yourself or your baby during this pregnancy.  If you have been "Craving Carbs", you may want to read this short post on What To Eat When You Crave Carbs.

  • Strawberry Oatmeal Bars For Your Healthy Pregnancy Breakfast

    Strawberry Oatmeal Bars For Your Healthy Pregnancy Breakfast  One of the reasons why most pregnant women get MORNING SICKNESS is because they go too long without eating. It's usually the "EMPTYING OF THE STOMACH" that makes you feel sick. I wrote a really great post on How To Prevent Morning Sickness, you will totally love it and it will help you tons.

  • Pregnancy & Sleepless Nights - What To Do

    Pregnancy & Sleepless Nights- What To Do  It happens to all of us! Well, at least it happened to me during both pregnancies.  Being UP ALL NIGHT and not being able to sleep.

  • Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies For Your Pregnancy Diet

    Eating healthy during pregnancy is so important.  Just as important as exercise is during pregnancy.   Check out all the BENEFITS TO EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY.

  • Pregnancy Diet - Healthy & Satisfying Meal

    Pregnancy Diet - Healthy & Satisfying Meal   You know what is totally crazy and drives me insane? OB doctors don't talk to women about their Pregnancy Diet. Yeah, they tell you to eat healthy and they print out a list for you of what you shouldn't eat.

  • Pregnancy Diet Snack: Coco-Oat Bites

    Life is BUSY!  I know!  Trying to juggle work, kids (if you have more), hubby, home, cooking, on top of being pregnant is no easy task.  And what I find, is that most women let go of their health and fitness because its so overwhelming.

  • Healthy Snack Recipe For Pregnancy

    If you want to prevent EXCESS WEIGHT GAIN so that you can lose all your baby weight super fast postpartum, then you have to make an effort to eat healthy.  Not perfect, not diet, just make good and healthy choices. What you eat affects your baby as well.

  • Afraid of Gaining Too Much Weight During Pregnancy?

    GAINING TOO MUCH WEIGHT DURING PREGNANCY......  It is such a valid FEAR. I mean, when else does one's body so drastically change? It is hard for us women to see our body change so fast even though "it's supposed to".

  • Are You Eating For 2 During Your Pregnancy?

      Eating for 2! How many times have you heard that coming out of a pregnant woman's mouth? Sometimes its other people that tell the pregnant women.......

  • The Best Diaper Bag Tips For A Pregnant Woman

    There are so many things people don't tell you when you are pregnant. So many things that would help you so much if you knew.  But don't worry, I'm going to hook you up my pregnant friend.

  • Pregnancy List Of Healthy Foods To Eat When You Crave Carbs

    Pregnancy Cravings! I was horrified by them. I remember always hearing women talk about all these weird and super unhealthy cravings when they were pregnant.

  • 20-Minute Pregnancy Workout At Home

    With all the benefits of exercise during pregnancy, its insane not to dedicate and commit at least a few hours of the week to it.   I mean, there are 168 hours in a week, and in just 3-20 Minute workouts, you can be a much happier pregnant woman.  You will be more confident, have more energy, have less aches and pains, gain less excess weight, have a faster delivery.....

  • Do These 3 Things For No "Excess Weight Gain" During Pregnancy

    Do These 3 Things For No "Excess Weight Gain" During Pregnancy   I have worked with Pregnant Women long enough to know that they ALL freak out about the WEIGHT GAIN. And I don't know why, because it is inevitable. Well..........

  • Pregnancy Exercises For The Thighs

    Pregnancy Exercises For The Thighs  Isn't it great news that your entire body doesn't have to get big along with your belly. Well, if you didn't know, now you do! Ok, I lie a little......

  • How To Prevent Excess Weight Gain With Pregnancy Workouts

    Pregnancy is no walk in the park. It is actually quite incredible......  All the changes that happen to our bodies in such a short amount.

  • Fit Pregnancy Workout

    Maybe I shouldn't say FIT PREGNANCY...... Maybe a better word is a HEALTHY PREGNANCY! Because that is what is really important.

  • How To Prevent Getting Sick During Pregnancy

  • I "Love" or "Hate" My Growing Pregnant Body

  • Pregnancy Nutrition- Foods You "Should" Eat

    Eating during pregnancy is a bit hard, especially the first trimester when you are not feeling so hot and when the food aversions begin. Ugh.......  Especially the "Protein" aversion.

  • What To Eat "After" Pregnancy Workouts

    What you eat pre-workout and post-workout is incredibly important, especially during pregnancy. Its important to eat a good meal with a lean protein and a complex carb (not sugar) about an hour before the workout.  This will give you sustained energy and also prevent you from burning muscle, as your body right now is using up calories like crazy trying to sustain the baby's life in utero.

  • Pregnancy Nutrition Tips For When You're NOT Feeling Good

    If you are reading this and you are pregnant, let me tell you.....  I feel you! My first pregnancy was BLISS!

  • No Flab Pregnancy Workout

    Pregnancy is the most beautiful gift God has given us women.  I mean we get to carry our baby inside of us for 40 weeks..... a bond like no other.

  • Pregnancy Exercises You Can Do @ Home

    I get it!  You are pregnant, and you are tired...... Who wants to workout when you feel like you can barely peel your body off the bed or couch.

  • Quick Pregnancy Workout

    Sometimes we are so tired when we are pregnant that even though we have every single intention to go to the gym for a workout, its like your body weighs a ton and you just can't peel yourself off the couch. I feel ya sista!  Been there a million times during my pregnancy.

  • Pregnancy Diet & Nutrition Tips

    Pregnancy Diet doesn't really exist because you really shouldn't "diet" when you are pregnant, but you should have a healthy nutrition.  The sad thing, is that women use this time to over indulge and eat whatever they want, in the portions they want with the excuse that they are eating for 2! Excuse my FRENCH but that is a crock of you know what!

  • Second Trimester Pregnancy Workout

    The first trimester is usually a bit scary for most women.  Society tells you to take it easy to ensure that everything will go ok.  I understand, being a first time mom is a scary thing.

  • Prenatal Exercises To Keep The Thighs Slim & Trim

    Prenatal Exercises To Keep The Thighs Slim & Trim  Starting a prenatal exercise program should be a priority when you find out you are pregnant.   The first thing you have to do is get medical clearance from your doctor in order to engage in a prenatal exercise routine.  Once you do then you are ready to have a super fit and super healthy pregnancy.

  • Exercise During Pregnancy With Workouts Like This

    To exercise during pregnancy is one of the best choices you can make now that you are going to be a mother.  There are many benefits to exercising during pregnancy of which one of the best ones is a faster and easier delivery.  Can I get an Amen?

  • Pregnancy & Nutrition: Why? You Should Eat

    With Pregnancy come so many emotions.  At the beginning, most women are so happy that they can not prevent the always talked about GLOW.  It really is such a beautiful and miraculous thing to be pregnant and be carrying in your belly a little angel given to you by God.

  • Pregnancy Nutrition Healthy Snack Recipe

    Now that my son is almost 2 and looking back, I am so happy that I maintained a healthy pregnancy nutrition.  I think it makes all the difference in the world.  Not only was Nicholas never sick and a very healthy baby, but he is a great eater.

  • Pregnancy Nutrition: What Foods You Should Eat While Pregnant

    Every Pregnant woman is concerned with what her pregnancy nutrition should consist of.  It's funny that sometimes before we are pregnant we don't care too much about being healthy but once we know we have a little baby inside of us it all of a sudden becomes a main priority!  And it really SHOULD BE!

  • Pregnancy Nutrition & Supplements What Vitamins To Take

    Prenatal nutrition is crucial during pregnancy.  Not only do you want to create the perfect and healthy environment for your little baby to grow in, but you also want to eat the proper foods and supplements that will decrease the risk of things such as neural tube birth defect disorders and brain development disorders.  So, today I am going to give you a few tips for your pregnancy nutrition and supplementation.

  • A Huge Tip For Prego's To Lose Post-Partum Weight Fast

    Hopefully you have been doing great with your pregnancy nutrition and pregnancy exercise.  As it will make a huge difference when it comes time to deliver the baby and also when it comes to losing the "baby weight".   If you need pregnancy workouts, click on the following link, Pregnancy Workouts.  These workouts helped me only gain 20lbs during pregnancy and also lose all my weight postpartum and some.

  • Prego Protein Muffins For Your Pregnancy Nutrition

    Last week we spoke about not eating for 2 in order to have a fit and healthy pregnancy.  I told you I would give you the recipe for the Prego Protein Muffins to help you with your pregnancy nutrition. So here it is, but before I just want to talk about something. I know that finally for the first time ever, you don't have to suck in your belly and look perfect so its the perfect excuse to eat whatever you want and indulge in whatever you desire.  But its not worth it my friend.

  • What Exercises Should You Avoid For Your Pregnancy Workout

    Pregnancy is such a beautiful thing.  I was so lucky to have completely and entirely love my pregnancy.  I believe a lot has to do with your mind set and embracing the whole thing.  If you do, you will have a great pregnancy and love your changing body.  And the reality is, if you feel good about yourself even though your belly is growing, your hips are widening and your nipples have turned black.........YOU WILL STILL ENJOY & LOVE YOUR PREGNANCY!  That is why it is ...

  • Healthy Recipe For Your Pregnancy Diet

    During the first trimester of pregnancy most women have food aversions.  So today I am going to give you a great healthy recipe that helped me with my pregnancy diet. For me, it was around weeks 9-12 that I was a little grossed out by all food, especially protein.


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