1.INDULGE YOUR CRAVE ONCE IN A WHILE:
Sometimes, having a crave is your body’s way of demanding for nutrients your body needs, so don’t feel guilty eating what your body craves for. Besides, what other excuse would you have to eat those fries and burgers or foods you normally won’t go out of your way to get?
Don’t stuff yourself by eating a large portion of food as a meal. Apart from constipating and making you uncomfortable, it’s an easy way to pile up the pounds. Rather, divide one large meal into several portions which you can eat throughout the day.
3.BE FOLIC FRIENDLY:
Ensure that you are getting the adequate daily dose of folic acid. This will not only keep your baby healthy, but will reduce the risk of neural tube defects which include spina bifida during the first three months of pregnancy. Recommended daily dose of folic acid is 400 mg.
4.VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE.
There’s a reason why people use this phrase. Eating a wide variety of the right foods everyday will guarantee that you are getting a good amount of the vitamins and minerals that your body requires.
5.DO THE RIGHT PROTEINS:
Doing the right protein will not only ensure a great start for your baby by forming the basic building block, but it can protect your pregnancy against problems like eclampsia, pregnancy induced hypertension and other problems. The right kind of proteins include protein found in chicken, fish and lentils, yoghurt, and beans.