Nutrition · Pregnancy

5 Tips to pack a healthy lunch during your pregnancy

Nowadays, everyone is busy running around.  As a Dietitian, I want to challenge you to prepare quick & healthy lunches everyday.  Today, I am going to share with you my 5 top ideas for healthy delicious lunches to pack for yourself. What?  Pack my lunch?  Why? You know what's in your lunch when you make… Continue reading 5 Tips to pack a healthy lunch during your pregnancy

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10 tips to increase appetite and feel more energized during pregnancy

Do you feel tired of avoiding food?  Are you wondering when you will enjoy food again?  You are not alone.  Pregnant women often experience little to no appetite especially during the first 3 months.  This is due to all the changes that happen in your body during this time. It is important to keep in… Continue reading 10 tips to increase appetite and feel more energized during pregnancy

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Why eating small frequent meals is best during pregnancy

It's important that you gain enough weight to help your body go through all the changes needed during pregnancy.  During the last 2 trimesters your body needs extra energy and nutrients to help your baby grow. As a result, you might find that you are hungry all the time.  This is usually caused by the… Continue reading Why eating small frequent meals is best during pregnancy

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Can I drink herbal teas while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

Most herbal teas are not recommended to drink during pregnancy or breastfeeding.  It may be hard for some tea lovers to stop or limit the amount of herbal teas they drink once they find out they're pregnant.  Luckily, there are many other drink options to keep you hydrated.   Teas are not all the same: The black,… Continue reading Can I drink herbal teas while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

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10 tips to get fluids into your day when you’re pregnant

It’s so important to stay hydrated when you’re pregnant.  Keeping hydrated helps decrease constipation. (Regular bowel movements equals a happier you!) It also helps control swelling in pregnancy. The best fluid to drink is tap water --it's safe to drink, free and easy to find in public places.  Other healthy fluid choices include 100% fruit… Continue reading 10 tips to get fluids into your day when you’re pregnant

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What’s the scoop on sodium?

Adults, including breastfeeding and pregnant women need about 1500mg of sodium a day.  This is plenty to help make our bodies’ blood pressure, muscles and nerves work well.  Should you keep an eye on the amount of sodium you get every day?  The answer is yes! Most of us get around 3,300mg of sodium each… Continue reading What’s the scoop on sodium?

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How can I get enough protein when I’m pregnant and breastfeeding?

You probably know you need to eat protein, but what is it? When you eat food that contains protein, the digestive juices in your stomach and intestine go to work.  They break down the protein in food into basic units, called amino acids.  The amino acids can then be reused to make the proteins your… Continue reading How can I get enough protein when I’m pregnant and breastfeeding?

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Caffeine – how much is too much during pregnancy?

Should I limit caffeine when I am pregnant? Yes, you should limit how much caffeine you get from food and drinks when you’re pregnant.  During pregnancy, we recommend  no more than 300 milligrams (mg) of caffeine in a day. That amount of caffeine is equal to: two cups of coffee four cups of tea two… Continue reading Caffeine – how much is too much during pregnancy?

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Congratulations, you’re pregnant!  Now what?

You've just finished taking a home pregnancy test and to your surprise (or not), it's positive! You may have a lot of feelings, thoughts and questions going through your head.  One of them is probably - So, now what?  Read about 4 important things to do now that you're pregnant. Find a health care provider… Continue reading Congratulations, you’re pregnant!  Now what?