Pregnancy New Year for Healthy Choices
Over the holidays I savored all the tasty foods I had prepared ahead for my company, including several appetizers, dainties and of course, the big meal. In a span of 3 weeks I had gained 10 lbs. Normally this amount of weight in little time would be a concern but it seems brushed aside when you are pregnant. For the most part I agree but the effects of poor eating take a tole and before long I was left ringing in 2013 with an overall desire for fresh produce, less fats, sodium and sugar.
Making healthy choices should be at the forefront of your maternity plan regardless of new year resolutions but we all fall off the wagon, especially with those weird pregnancy cravings that take their hold on us. For some higher risk pregnancy conditions it is even more important to take on a healthier eating approach, conditions like Pre-Eclampsia, Anemia and Gestational Diabetes. Chicken Farmers of Canada has taken a dedicated approach this year to ensure recipes, tips and facts of healthy choices reach more people, men, women and children, with their Health Portal.
At 35 I know I cannot continue to rely on youth to get me by; with a family genetic history of heart disease and diabetes I have to be responsible for my own health and do what I can to stay healthy for myself and my family. Making healthy choices requires a plan; one which includes: