Third Trimester Nutrition Tips
Lindsay Watkins, RD, IBCLC, Take Control Health Coach
You’ve made it to the final couple months of your pregnancy! Things are getting tight in there, and your appetite is likely all over the place. The little baby is taking up lots of space in your abdomen which can cause heartburn. Many moms find it difficult to eat full-sized meals since it can worsen heartburn and make you feel uncomfortably full. Aim for small, frequent meals throughout the day. Focus on quality over quantity. Foods like beans, nuts, seeds, eggs, avocado, salmon, and full-fat dairy provide a lot of nutrition in smaller volumes. Sometimes eating more in the morning and lighter in the evening can be a good strategy as well.
Second Trimester Nutrition Tips
Lindsay Watkins, RD, IBCLC
Yay, you made it to the second trimester! With a little luck, your nausea, fatigue, and headaches are starting to subside. You’re probably beginning to share your exciting news with family and friends, and feeling more like yourself again- with a little bump of course! During the second trimester your baby is growing rapidly, their organs will become fully developed and you’ll start to feel the baby move. If you’re feeling more energetic and less nauseous, you may feel like eating more and incorporating a wider variety of nutrient dense foods. And you may have more energy to cook!
First Trimester Nutrition Tips
Lindsay Watkins, RD, IBCLC
Finding out you’re pregnant is an extremely exciting and joyful time. Fast forward a few weeks and you may be hit with nausea, fatigue, headaches, and bloating. Aside from the physical challenges, the emotional ups and downs of pregnancy can take a toll as well. A lot of women also feel lonely in the first trimester, before they share news with family and friends. Often, nausea can be the most irritating symptom in the first trimester. You will likely not be able to completely cure your nausea, but here are a few tips to help “survive” those first 12 weeks.
Failproof Your Health Goals with this Four-Step Plan
Laura Del Guerra, RD, CDE, and Shannon Jones, Take Control Health Coaches
Success in improving your health, or achieving any goal, boils down to changing your habits. If you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, or stop smoking, you have to change your current habits and create new ones. There are many reasons why some people fail and others succeed, but one of the biggest causes of failure is a lack of clarity. We often have a strong desire to succeed, but feel unsure about how to proceed. This uncertainty is caused by the lack of a specific plan. Once you know exactly what steps to take, you will have the confidence to follow your plan and see the success you desire.