Besides tasting great, our fruit and veggie smoothie is loaded with nutritious ingredients that expectant moms and their babies need.
The average American today eats over 150 pounds per year of refined sugars -- compared to zero pounds during most of human history. High consumption of sugar (and the elevated levels of insulin that come with it) is associated with Type II diabetes, weight gain and other health complications.
Halloween, the official beginning of the candy consumption season, has arrived. With candy universally available and regularly within sight of children, what is a parent to do? How can you win the candy wars?
Ok well I just found out this morning that I am pregnant( I took 2 tests)( I am 18). I'm going to a doctor this Friday to get started on my journey but honestly I'm in a rut. I live with my boyfriend and 2 of our friends in a 2 bedroom and of course we don't eat right all the time. Between college and working nights its really hard to. I don't even know like what to avoid or what I should eat more of.
I really just don't know...Help ...Please..
Its kind of two questions is it normal to gain 45lbs at 26 weeks?
Also is it normal to always be hungry. I never feel full, I could honestly eat non stop and not feel full. Do I need to stop eating at some point or do I keep eating when in hungry which is always?
Help! I feel terrible about myself!
My question is about excessive weight gain during pregnancy. Before my pregnancy, I was very happy with my size - 5'6" and 128 pounds. I'm now 23 weeks pregnant and have gained 24 pounds. I'm worried that I'm on track to gain an excessive amount of weight. I'm too afraid to ask my doctor about this because she is very heavy and I don't want to be offensive.
First and foremost, the baby is doing great - very healthy and growing beautifully.
Dear Lactation Consultant,
I have a two-month-old son who is breastfeeding and hopefully will continue to do so for at least a year.
My diet has always consisted of tons of carbohydrates throughout the day. I would like to cut back on them to feel better about myself (sometimes after eating lots of carbohydrates it's hard for me to get up and move around because I feel so full) and to loose some of this after pregnancy weight. I am 5'3" and weigh 150 pounds. I am still about 25 pounds more than before my pregnancy.
It may seem as if it will be an uphill battle to get your family to switch from heavily advertised sodas, energy drinks, and sugary juice drinks to healthier beverages such as water and milk. Believe me, though, it's a battle worth fighting.
I have a couple questions for you. What is a good diet for a woman who is trying to conceive? Is there anything I should avoid or things I should make sure to eat? Any advice in this area would be greatly appreciated.
Hi. I'm 31 years old, my husband and I are both planning to have kids soon. We've been trying for the last 3 months of our 3 year marriage to have a baby but unable to do so.
Question -- most articles refer to nutrition for women. Do you have any advise for men to assist women in conceiving? We would appreciate any information you may have.