How can I monitor what I eat and drink pregnancy?
Now that you know more about what makes up a healthy diet, it is a good idea to keep a food diary to identify trends and tendencies in what you eat. If you note down everything you eat and drink over a period of seven days, you will get a clearer idea of whether you are eating healthily or whether you need to make some adjustments to your diet.
Write down everything you eat and drink (and that includes alcohol! ), even if you have just had a mouthful or a sip. For example, you might have dipped into a bowl of crisps in the pub and, without realizing, raised your intake of salt and saturated fats that day, or you might have half drunk several cups of coffee or cans of fizzy drink at work and ended up consuming rather more caffeine than you imagined.
Looking at the balance of healthy versus unhealthy foods, does the former significantly outweigh the latter pregnancy? Are you eating five or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day pregnancy? Are you eating significantly more lean meat than fatty meat pregnancy? How many times a week do you eat convenience or take-away foods pregnancy? Do the results come as a surprise to you pregnancy?
Nobody is an angel when it comes to food, but you probably know by looking at the results of your food diary where your diet could improve. Concentrate on making the changes you need to boost your overall health and your chances of conceiving.