There is a lot of talk ongoing about when, how, and what to feed baby. We think Mom deserves V.I.P. nutrition also, even while the underlying voice is tending to everyone. Pre- and post-natal nutrition, is similar and doing what is good for you is quite healthy across the board. While anyone can benefit from bettering their health, food is one topic that can get complicated. We are not here to demystify all of where you are on your journey, just to provide a little more information about feeding the body well, for mother’s any step of the way.
We all need water – more on most days – and some throughout the day. You may not even know if you are thirsty, which is why we suggest carrying a water bottle you love with you when you leave home to remember to drink more on-the-go.
Do you know that feeling of being hungry and not being able to get enough? Some of the time, this is indeed emotional mommas! As well, eating ample protein, which agrees with your unique body (plant-based or omni), is amazing for the brain.
Eat Well and Often (*Just Eat*)
We all like to grin and bear it. Sometimes having a snack when your brain feels fried is a good way to calm an overdriven system.
Good fats help you maintain a loving, relaxed and rejuvenated body. Too much fat can leave you drained, while a satiated system radiates and is calm. A few tips for fat balance – –
- zero trans or GMO fats
- saturated fats in moderation (dairy, coconut oil)
- more vegetable-based fats (olive oil, avocado)
- plant-sourced omega-fats (nuts, seeds)
A healthy diet concept is appealing when you have all the time in the world to plan and prepare healthy meals. As with any change, being resourced is like gold. So, exchange the cookies for fruit, and have some temptations, but even more whole foods in the pantry and refrigerator, and then practice going for what you know was grown in the ground without modifications.
80/20 is a common ratio for good nutrition, 80 healthy, 20 maybe not-so. It is true that this is highly personal. We suggest eating food you enjoy that is good for the body. Adding in plenty of vegetables and a good balance of protein, fats, and carbohydrates and never passing up a chance to eat a home-cooked meal or authentic ethnic food.
Be Gentle With Yourself
You may notice a common conversation surrounding food, that is constant. One thing each of us has, is our own individualized relationship with food. That is heartfelt. Not always painless nor predictable, it is, in fact, our own. In that, we can in the least bit, be sensitive to ourselves and forgiving, kind, and gentle for it is the only body we have and not any one ever was perfect at this food thing.
Make it Your Own
There is so much info out there about what to eat. Vegan, paleo, no sugar or gluten or dairy even, smoothie detox. Another key factor, nutrition changes, on a daily basis we eat in a whole new way and have a chance to do it as good as we wish.
Share your secrets! We and so many women out there would love to know how you feed yourself well, such as meal planning tips, recent un-diet related insights, or any recipes you have for your own unique and beautiful food journey. Share in the comments below if you feel so inspired!