The Mommy Diet: Tips and Tricks for Trying To Conceive
BabyZone chatted with Alison Sweeney, author of The Mommy Diet and The Biggest Loser host, as well as a couple of her healthy-living pros, rounding up some helpful hints for women looking to be as healthy as possible while TTC.
Clean Up Your Diet, Now
In her book, Sweeney emphasizes that getting your act together, both nutritionally and through exercise,
before you get pregnant can help you get some semblance of your pre-baby body back sooner after pregnancy. Moreta agrees that eating right beforehand is equally as important as watching your intake while you have a bun in the oven. “You’re really trying to get rid of all of what I call the ‘non-nutritional’ foods, so getting rid of anything that’s refined like white flour, sugar, caffeine,” says Moreta. “Really get that out of your diet and start working on eating a really healthy diet, because that’s what you want to transition into once you become pregnant. Most women don’t know that they are pregnant anywhere from six to eight weeks.” (Read more tips for developing
healthy preconception habits.)
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