Are You Eating Enough During Pregnancy?
Because of potential problems with too-much pregnancy weight gain, many pregnant women fear their diets during pregnancy and simply don't eat enough. This, though, can be harmful to both the woman and her baby. How will your baby get enough nutrients if you aren't giving your body the food it needs to extract those nutrients from? What will your pregnancy be like if you aren't following a diet that gives you plenty of calories for energy to maintain your own body while you're growing a new human life?
Eating enough during pregnancy, and throughout life in general, is, according to the book Healing Our Children, an essential part of having a healthy pregnancy diet. This book presents a simple pregnancy diet plan that involves focusing on the right foods, eating according to your desires, and, of course, ensuring that you're eating enough every day!
The author of Healing Our Children notes,
"From childhood, many of us have learned food habits based on the belief system of deprivation, or 'not enough to go around.' We stopped giving ourselves enough of what we really wanted, and as a result had to give ourselves other filler foods (usually processed) to make up for our hunger."
The problem with this type of diet, which counts calories, cuts out fat, and restricts all sorts of otherwise healthy natural foods, is that it just doesn't give our bodies the nutrition they need to function properly and fully. So how do you overcome this propensity towards restriction in order to create and maintain a healthy pregnancy diet for you and your baby? Here are some suggestions:
Remember that you are enough
Unfortunately, many of our dietary flaws come from the fact that we believe we are not enough. We believe we are not good enough, so we need to lose weight or eat a restricted diet in order to live up to a cultural standard. Practicing self-affirmation and surrounding yourself with people who believe that you are enough is a great first step in learning to treat your body right by giving it enough of what it needs on a daily basis.
Stop counting calories
All too many diets count calories as if that is enough to help you eat a perfectly healthy diet. However, the best pregnancy diet - and the best diet in general - isn't one that counts calories. Instead, it's a good, healthy diet full of natural, organic foods. When you're only eating foods that are naturally nourishing, you don't need to count calories. Instead, you can just eat when you're hungry until you feel satisfied and comfortably full.
Your body knows what it needs if you'll just listen to it! Some days you'll end up eating more than others, especially when your baby is going through a growth spurt, but once you let go of your pre-conceived ideas of what your pregnancy diet "should" look like, you'll be able to eat healthily even on days like these!
Find other solutions for emotional problems
Often times, poor food choices are linked to emotional problems. We self-medicate ourselves with stimulating foods that are made with flour or sugar, since these ingredients can temporarily boost our levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin. However, self-medicating in this way will always lead you to a greater emotional crash. It's better to find another outlet for your emotional problems - whether it's in being creative, seeking out therapy, or simply talking with a friend. In this way, you don't have to let your emotions wreck your healthy pregnancy diet.
If you're ready to find out more about how to eat enough of all the essential nutrients you need during your natural pregnancy, read Healing Our Children. This book is full of information on how to eat enough during pregnancy and how to give your body and your baby exactly what they need.
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Feedback From Readers Who Have Nurtured Their Offspring with advice from Healing Our Children
This truly is a book to heal our future generation of children! - Hally Cuttner
Ramiel Nagel's book "Healing Our Children", lovingly provides holistic perspectives on the many facets of parenting and family life. Through the guidance of this book we have become more aware and enlightened parents. Overall, this book exudes an energy of life and honesty. It is a refreshing addition to the run of the mill parenting guide. Thank you Rami! - Jamie Busch, New Jersey
This book is a treasure for new families, for all those who are planning on having children or already have young kids. - Olga
In this book Rami explains the basics of how nutrition is linked to so many of these so-called "incurable" diseases. At the end of the day, there are no shortcuts. We do need to take full responsibility of raising our children properly. - Sandeep Agarwal
Healing Our Children reveals that each disease of pregnancy and childhood can be prevented naturally. The secrets of having a vibrant, bright-eyed baby are explained in easy to grasp terms.
Learn how to:
·substantially reduce your child's risk for disease.
·reduce your risk of birth defects by 1602%, miscarriage by 640%, and premature births by 315%.
·reverse infertility with 78.4% success eating real food.
·raise your child so they feel loved, honored and cherished.
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Healing Our Children will serve as an important tool in reversing the now obvious trend to physical degeneration and restoring vibrant health to all children.
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I've read over 12 books on this topic and this is my number one book to the extent that it's become my bible, in that I've read it over 5 times and my husband has also read it. Ramiel's book really helped us along this journey and I can't recommend this book enough. It's truly is life changing!! If you are going to buy a diet / nutritional / lifestyle book for pre-pregnancy, pregnancy or for children, this book would be my number one choice.
Jena Morris - Australia
My daughter just turned 5 and we adopted the recommendations you mention in the book. I have to say that I have never seen her that happy. Always in a good mood and I've never seen a baby that smiley.
If you are planning to have a child, be sure to read the book, "Healing Our Children."
"Healing Our Children" will help you prepare for a healthy pregnancy and also contribute to the health and wellness of your entire family.
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