45-65 percent of your calories must be from Carbohydrates;
20-35 percent from Fats;
10-35 percent must be from Proteins
The components of the meal may not be the exact same as given above but we should strive to maintain this balance even during the pregnancy.
If you are trying to conceive and it is not happening then consulting a doctor is the best way to start, I know you wouldn't be reading this blog if you have not done first but that is the first step of the process. When I went to the doctor, she has done a series of tests on me just to make sure that everything is working fine, then she prescribed Folic acid tablets to strengthen my Uterus, she has also given me a food chart and an excising schedule. I think that has made everything happen, once I started eating healthy everything fell into place and the magic happened. Go get yourself a Food chart that will help you have a balanced meal that would meet the demands of your body.
It is also important to eat healthy after you conceive because the developing baby inside you requires all the essential nutrients. By eating a wide range of foods you can ensure that the baby gets all the nutrients in balance. Including fresh fruits and vegetables to the diet is quiet important as well as whole milk and eggs.
During pregnancy make sure you eat each day
- 2-3 portions of protein- rich foods
- 3 servings of dairy
- 3 servings of wholegrain carbohydrates
- 4-5 servings of vegetables
- 3-4 portions of fresh fruit.
- 1-2 servings of iron rich foods
Most women may need to increase their calorie intake by 100-300 calories per day, but this may vary depending on your pre-pregnancy weight and activity. Always consult your doctor before any change is diet plans. This is just a guide line for you to have a healthy pregnancy diet plan, the requirements of the individual may vary according to your requirements.