Moodzie realizes that eating enough, and eating enough of the right kind of food can surely be a tough task during pregnancy. As normally women, are not used to eating food for two living individuals, whereas during the unique phase of pregnancy, one must realize that not only are they eating for their own satiation but that of a growing baby as well.
Food should not only be used to simply fill yourself up during the phase of pregnancy, as you should aim to nourish yourself with the premium quality foods, for yourself and your baby, even though a lot of us do not care much about eating healthily, one must surely want their baby to grow and be born healthy and nourished, hence focus on eating healthy foods and snacks. Women will naturally gain weight when pregnant, however they should aim to gain the right kind of weight, that is healthier for their baby, and to do that they should aim to eat healthier and more natural foods.
Moodzie believes, that to keep oneself nourished optimally, women should avoid eating foods that contain high amounts of salt or sodium, foods such as chips, fries, salty snacks, or greasy fried foods should be kept to a minimum, as this will raise your blood pressure, and also cause an uneasy feeling within the stomach, similar to constant bloating. One should certainly aim to eat lots of protein, such as grilled meats, fish, or plant-based protein, milk and dairy products in moderation can be very beneficial as well, such as maybe eating Greek yogurt, organic milk, or non-processed cheese. Plants and veggies should certainly be included within the diet, as they are rich in vitamins and minerals, and also contain a lot of fiber, which can help ease the digestion process, especially when you are eating a protein rich diet.
Women typically will eat more calories when they are pregnant, however the saying “eat for two” is not exactly true, as the baby is still growing and does not require the same number of calories to remain nourished compared to an adult, most women should consume an extra 500 or calories during pregnancy maybe a little more or less depending on what exact stage they are at. Women certainly should not aim to diet down or lose weight during pregnancy as firstly, it is not natural, and it can harm your baby’s growth. Moodzie does believe exercise should be done during pregnancy, however the intensity should be moderate compared to pre-pregnancy workouts. Thus, in overall aspects Moodzie believes to keep your baby nourished, one should aim on eating organic, protein-dense, plant-based, non-salty, and overall healthier foods, while eating at a calorie surplus but not necessarily doubling your caloric intake.
Tip 7: Tip Natural Wellbeing Tips to rebalance & rejuvenate your body after Childbirth
*Mother drinks 1-2 small bowls daily of “Fresh chicken stock soup” to rejuvenate her Qi and Blood and energy
1 Organic chicken – clear and dice
1/2 Spring onion chopped
1 piece of ginger
10 Chinese red dates
2 tbsp Goji berries
8 -10 cups of water
Boil the chicken and clear the top of soup. Add ginger and spring onions and let simmer for 3 hours (during cooking, if there is not enough water you can add more).
Then add chinese red dates and goji berries and simmer for another 30 minutes, and add salt for taste.
Andrea Sun – BHSci(Acup), m. ANTA & APHRA, 23yrs exp.
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