Let’s start with a healthy diet…

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Spinach: part of my new diet

I’ve been getting slightly anal when it comes to foods that I should eat while trying to conceive.  It has made a huge impact on our weekly shopping.  Foods that I never really wanted to try are now something that we are eating everyday.

 

 

I looked at these two sites when deciding what to eat and what to take:

Preconception Diet

Healthy eating during pregnancy

 

I’m a self-confessed junk-food eater with a sweet tooth.  I had successfully cut out chocolate and cakes until the Easter weekend, which then coincided with my time of the month along with my mother’s birthday and someone leaving at work.  All those events had cakes and chocolates galore.  I couldn’t really refuse.  So towards the end of March and the beginning of April, my sweet tooth got the better of my new diet.

 

Did I feel guilty as I devoured each delectable crumb of my chocolate egg?  Did I fret about inhaling the heavenly chocolate cake?  My taste buds were experiencing ecstasy, so the answer was no.  Now in hindsight I wish I had said no. But I’m human after all with a weakness for chocolate.

 

However, this week I’m starting afresh again.  I’ve got a dried fruit mix to add onto my museli cereal.  I’ve also bought low-fat yogurts, dried apricots, celery sticks and more fruit to snack on instead of chocolate.  We’ve not had crisps in the house for nearly a month and that is hard when I used to love munching on a packet during break time at work.

 

We have also swapped white bread for brown; white rice is swapped for brown rice.  The brown bread is dry and harder to eat, possibly like eating a stale piece of bread, but I’m not giving up that easily.  If it is healthier and better for me, it is staying.  We’ve also added spinach, figs, hummus, sardines, kidney beans and brazil nuts to our diet.

 

glass-833215_1920I’ve also made a resolution to eat all of my dinner at work, instead of what I usually do: eat only half of it and drink a small amount because I’m having to deal with behavioural issues from earlier in the day.  A lack of water is my main downfall.  For some reason, I’m not a big drinker.  I know I need it to clear out my system, but sometimes I just don’t feel thirsty.  I need to make a conscious decision to drink more.

 

Gone are the beef meals we used to cook.  Instead we are opting for more chicken, turkey and fish meals.

 

In a way I do feel healthier when I’m eating all this stuff, and it has helped my IBS.  Hopefully, this will help me to conceive some time soon.

 

Anybody got any other advice that I should be taking?  Let me know in the comment section below.

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