Once you get the good news, you become skeptical about your eating habits.
You need some extra calories during your pregnancy. Getting your diet right for pregnancy is more about what you eat than about how much. Limit junk food, as it has lots of calories with few or no nutrients.
Trust me, I ate almost everything, but in limits.
Its good to follow a particular routine. Important is to keep yourself hydrated and munch on something or the other every two hours. Even though everyone will advise you to eat for two, but that’s not the case you just need few extra calories which you can get by adding two extra chappatis , two bananas or two eggs in your daily diet ( if you are not under or overweight).
In first trimester you might find it difficult to eat, cause of nausea, so break your meals, if it’s not possible for you to eat at once.
- Raw or undercooked meat or eggs(because of harmful bacteria)
- Unpasteurised milk
- Alcoholic drinks. (As drinking too much alcohol can cause physical defects in the baby)
- Too much of caffeine (Do want to share the reason. NOT BECAUSE IT DARKENS THE SKIN OF THE BABY, as said by a racist mum on a social media, but because it increases the heat in the body and can increase the chances of miscarriage)
- Papaya and brinjal ( to be avoided in the first trimester as it might cause miscarriage)
- Pasteurised milk and other dairy products
- Cereals , pulses, sprouts
- Fruits and vegetables
- Completely cooked meat and eggs
- Lots of water
Just because you are preggo, you don’t have to give up all your favourite foods .But processed or heavily fried foods and snacks and sugar-packed desserts shouldn’t be the part of your everyday diet either.
You don’t have to be guilty of eating a few times outside food. Twice or thrice maggi or pani puri throughout the pregnancy won’t do much harm. So enjoy 🙂