Low Carb Diet

Watch your Low Carb Diets During Pregnancy

Pregnancy demands proper nourishment and these needs differ for all women. If you are pregnant and also want to continue with the diet plan, it is advisable to consult an obstetrician for best advice.

However though carb diets and pregnancy are a comfortable match provided you have a healthy and balanced low carb diet. Here are steers for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy you.

Eliminate White Carbs

"White" carbs viz. white flour and sugar are highly refined and deprived mostly of entire the nutritional value. They are just empty calories which nobody requires. Occasionally treating yourself with cakes and cookie is gladly accepted. But remember this would just br a treat and does not provide useful nutrition.

Eliminate Alcohol

Alcohol is a big no for you during pregnancy, regardless you are following any diet or not. It hampers baby's developing brain, and can cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Therefore worth giving thought is by this habit your baby is harmed more than you.

Moderately Low Carb Diets and Pregnancy

Shooting up the carbohydrate by 65-75 grams a day, keep ketones (waste products from burning fat for energy) from building up in your body. This amount of carb is absolutely enough to prevent you from the problems arising due to low carb diet.

Veggies, Fruits and Whole Grains

Try to get your 70 percent of your carbohydrate refill by vegetables. As vegetables are high in other important micronutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, and low in calories, they indeed are a wise choice. About 17 percent of your carbs should come from low-sugar fruits, which are rich in phytonutrients, essential for you and your baby. The rest of the carbs should come from whole grains, e.g. unprocessed brown rice, whole wheat products, oats, etc. These are full of essential nutrients. A moderately low carb diet if the food is nutrient rich.

Take Your Vitamins

Supplementing the low carbs diet with rich prenatal vitamin is a good idea. It helps keeping the supply of all those vitamins that your young one needs.

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