As a gestational carrier, a balanced nutrition is vital in maintaining good health. At times it might get frustrating to stay committed to your dietary goals, however, with the right mindset, it can be done. Turn your past mistakes about health and nutrition into motivation as you apply the information you have learned here to your daily life during the whole process of being a gestational carrier.
Make sure you’re eating a balanced meal. The ideal split would be as follows: 15-20% for protein, 30% for fats, and 50-55% for carbs. This ensures that your body and the baby are both getting everything needed for proper growth and development. Any diets that have high amounts or extremely low amounts of the nutrients deprive your body of what it needs.
Eat nuts in moderation as part of a balanced, healthy diet. Most nuts provide protein, one of the toughest good nutrients to get while eating healthy. You should avoid heavy salted nuts though, and never over-indulge. Besides protein, most nuts also contain plenty of fat. While these fats are not processed, they are still not great for you. Almonds are great too. It’s a good source of fiber and make a wonderful snack without adding empty calories to your diet and they help satisfy your appetite in between meals. Nuts in general, are healthy as long as eaten in moderation.
While being a gestational carrier, the best thing to do would be to look for soft, vitamin-rich foods that are easy to digest. For example, avocado is easy on a sensitive stomach, and is also full of fiber and healthy fats. Other examples would be spinach, and other leafy greens, which can provide your body with B vitamins, both beneficial for you as a gestational carrier and the baby that you are carrying.
Green is in, green- leafy vegetables that is. These make a great complement to any meal, you can add greens as a side dish or the main course. These green will also help your digestion as a gestational carrier. Another great tip is to keep frozen vegetables in stock. Having this in your freezer ensures you always have plenty handy and keeps you from always going out to get your meals. Freezing vegetables prevents them from spoiling faster; therefore having it in stock would be beneficial.
Changing your diet may be difficult at first, but it’s worth it in the long run as a gestational carrier. Nutritious food will give your body as well as the baby that you are carrying, what it needs to run properly and will leave you feeling great. Keep these tips in mind as you transition towards your healthier lifestyle and you’ll find yourself eating better in no time.