Is there a perfect diet to help couples boost their fertility pregnancy?
When women start trying for a baby, and especially when they are having difficulty conceiving, they can easily become obsessed with what they eat. In no time at all, they start going on all sorts of unhealthy diets that needlessly exclude certain foods and encourage others, with no hard evidence that this approach will help them to conceive. These women either become confused or fixated about what they should and shouldn’t eat. In addition, their diet can become bland and boring, and this can start to affect their mood, their socializing, and the pleasure they derive from food itself.
Food nourishes us on many different levels: it is not just sustenance. It feeds our senses and our emotions. The smell, sight, touch, and taste of food excites and satisfies us, and depriving yourself of this can make you feel low, frustrated, angry even, and can raise your levels of stress hormones. And none of these emotions is conducive to good health or to maximizing fertility.
I don’t believe that the ultimate ideal balanced diet exists. I believe instead that people have good days and bad days, good weeks and bad weeks, and that the aim is to have a healthy diet that also leaves plenty of room for getting enjoyment from food. A lot of the
Rather than focusing on specific foods, aim for a sensible overall healthy eating plan.
work I do with couples’ dietary and lifestyle habits involves breaking vicious cycles and getting moderation back into their lives. The fundamental key is learning, or re-learning, to eat sensibly.
None of the changes you need to make can be done overnight, but with small, manageable moves in the right direction, much can be achieved to reach a sensible eating plan that will stay with you for good.