Protein : essential for a healthy pregnancy and postpartum journey

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Protein is an essential macronutrient for a healthy pregnancy and postpartum journey. As getting enough protein in your diet is one of the most powerful ways to keep all cells in your body happy and healthy. This includes the millions of cells that are used to grow a baby and produce breast milk. Most women…

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5 reasons to avoid DIET DRINKS during Pregnancy

Did you know ? Drinking one diet drink a a day can triple your risk of dementia and strokes. Plus a recent study found that daily diet soda consumption increased women’s risk of delivering a high birth weight baby by 60 per cent versus women who never touch the stuff.  This study was also the first…

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Real Food for Pregnancy – Interview with Lily Nichols

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The thought of food during pregnancy can sometimes be overwhelming due to nausea, tiredness and an influx of advice and options. Discover what is the best food to nourish you during pregnancy and beyond with real evidence based nutrition solutions, to ensure optimal fetal development and fabulous healthy body for you ! The book, Real Food For…

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Is it safe to lose weight while pregnant ?

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 I was recently interviewed by Aaptiv, the world’s original Audio Fitness App, and asked if it was safe to lose weight during pregnancy. Read more below. If you’re worried about gaining pregnancy weight, then you’re not alone. In fact, some women experience concerns about pregnancy weight gain, so they try to get a head start on postpartum…

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Are you eating enough during and after pregnancy ?

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The food you are eating before during and after pregnancy should be wholesome and contain plenty of protein, complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Nutrition is an important part to fuel you on your Pre or Post Natal Journey. This doesn’t mean fancy diets, or meal plans. It means eating wholesome food that makes you feel good and…

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Foods to avoid during pregnancy and why?

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There are some foods you should not eat when you’re pregnant because they might make you unwell or harm your baby. Make sure you know the important facts about which foods you should avoid due to the risk of listeria and toxoplasmosis. If in doubt, the best foods to eat are freshly cooked or freshly…

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Is soy healthy during pregnancy ?

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Despite what you may have heard, soy is not the “health food” you think it is if you are trying to conceive or nourish yourself effectively during pregnancy. So put down your soy latte and read on… Unfortunately there is outdated nutrition advice promoting soy as a fertility food is one example. Read through the…

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Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Safe Protein Powder

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A pregnancy safe protein powder is hard to find. However after a long search I have finally found a a chemical free “no nasties” protein  supplements suitable for both pregnancy and postpartum breastfeeding by the amazing  SWITCH NUTRITION. Essential Protein Requirements during Pregnancy and throughout Motherhood During pregnancy and while breastfeeding it is recommend you…

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Healthy High Protein – Choc Mint Smoothie.

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It was such a warm autumn day in Brisbane today so I made this delicious high protein smoothie for Miss 3 and I. Her favourite thing at the moment is Choc Mint ! So we just had to have a Choc Mint Smoothie. Chia Seeds in a smoothie This choc mint smoothie is really thick…

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