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Trying to Conceive: The Importance of Nutrition

Updated: Mar 9, 2019

What you eat matters, nutrition & fertility are linked 100%! Plus, guess what? A healthy, balanced diet might be able to boost your chances of conceiving. So, it's so important to choose healthy habits, set goals & take action. Your focus should be living well, being healthy and feeling good about your life overall. What you do now is a precious gift to your future baby, you are ultimately improving the quality of life for yourself & family.

Research shows that food and healthy nutrition are tied to fertility health in both women and men. The most important thing to note is that your body is getting enough nutrients, vitamins & minerals to balance hormones and for optimal reproductive functioning.

Your eating lifestyle does not have to be perfect, you just need to be proactive and mindful. I understand how challenging it can be, to create a healthy lifestyle and stick to it, while being surrounded by temptation. Or getting discouraged time & time again when you get a negative pregnancy test, or you miscarry, just not getting the outcome you've been basing your life around. Believe me, I've had my fair share of overdoing the chocolate & peanut butter. It often happens after ovulation, while waiting of a positive pregnancy test or getting my cycle.

Trying to Conceive Tip #1: Think about the bigger picture. What do you want to achieve? Do you want to be healthy for yourself, your partner, your future baby? Then you have to make change to experience change. Take charge of your health, you are in control!

When you are realistic and consistent with your eating habits, it becomes easier to maintain. Whether your goal is to lose weight or not, the focus shouldn't be around extreme dieting, but a balanced eating style with lots of beneficial nutrients for optimal health & functioning. Focus on well balanced meals of protein/fat/carbs. All nutrients are important, but those top of the list during pre-pregnancy/pregnancy are: Folic acid, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin D, DHA and Iodine. A lot of those nutrients should be present in your prenatal vitamin, but it's important to talk with your doctor about your baseline testing/blood work, which should tell you more about your nutrient needs, what you lack in & what you could use more of!

Trying to Conceive Tip #2: Eat real, whole foods & avoid processed foods, stop depriving yourself and make sure you're eating enough of the right foods.

So what should you eat? I recommend having at least 3-4 main meals per day balanced with a lean protein, healthy carb, healthy fat and veggie. Plus, you can add some snacks in there to get in some fruit, dairy, more nutrients. Don’t be afraid to EAT! Food is FUEL! Eat to NOURISH and POWER your body! Eat to build a strong foundation for you & your future baby.

Trying to Conceive Tip #3: Prepare to succeed. Meal prepping is KEY. You don’t want to find yourself hungry without a meal to eat and don’t know what to make. That’s when you might give into temptation and make unhealthy choices that aren’t as optimal for you.

Click here to get your FREE Trying to Conceive: Guide to Nutrition

This Guide Is For:

  • Women who want to conceive in the near future

  • Those who have experienced fertility challenges in the past but would like to optimize their health for conception

  • Women who don’t have fertility challenges but would like to prime their bodies for conception

  • Those planning for their first child

  • Those planning for child #2, #3, #4 & so on

Inside You'll Learn:

  • The importance of nutrition to your fertility journey

  • Clarity on what to eat when trying to conceive

  • Clarity on essential nutrients when TTC

  • Confidence in your eating lifestyle when TTC

  • Eating tips to implement now

Here are some food related articles with great information and tips when trying to conceive:

Stay #strongandcourageous & baby dust to you!

<3 Ash

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