Fat and protein are very important to your babys

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Fat and protein are very important to your baby’s developing brain and nervous system. Stick to lean sources of protein and healthy fats for weight control. Abstain from alcohol. No amount is safe for the baby. Cut down on caffeine, which has been linked to a higher risk of miscarriage and can interfere with iron absorption. Limit yourself to no more than one caffeinated drink per day. Eat smaller, more frequent meals rather than a few large ones. This will help prevent and reduce morning sickness and heartburn. Be cautious about foods that may be harmful to pregnant women. These include soft cheeses, sushi, deli meats, raw sprouts, and fish such as tuna that may contain high levels of mercury. One of the smartest things a woman can do as she transitions to menopause and afterward is to get regular physical activity. That includes aerobic exercise for her
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heart and weight-bearing exercise for her bones -- both of which may help ward off weight gain and provide a mood boost. Even if a woman hasn't been very active in her younger years, it's never too late to start. Menopause is a new beginning, and the perfect time to weave more activity into your life BREAKFAST 1/3 cup slow-cooking oatmeal prepared with 1/2 cup soy milk and sprinkled with 1 Tbs. whey protein powder and 1 tsp. raisins2 scrambled eggs with 3 oz. lox 1 slice whole-wheat bread SNACK 1 medium apple, 1 cup fresh sliced fruitUnlimited watermelon1 cup low-fat yogurt soy milk, apple juice cheese LUNCH 1 cup vegetarian chiliSteam unlimited chopped zucchini with fresh chopped spearmint. Serve with 1/2 cup tomato sauce. SNACK 1 cup vegetable soup and 1 medium orange In large skillet, heat 1 tsp. peanut oil. Add unlimited sliced watercress, 5 oz. cooked diced chicken, 1/4 cup diced tofu, 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce, 1/4 cup reduced fat chicken broth; cover until heated through and watercress is wilted. Serve over 1/2 cup wild rice and 1 tsp. each chopped pecans and scallions. DINNER Chicken Stir-Fry . Add unlimited sliced watercress, 5 oz. cooked diced chicken, 1/4 cup diced tofu, 1/4 cup reduced fat chicken broth; cover until heated through and watercress is wilted. Serve over 1/2 cup wild rice and. Baked Asparagus 5 almonds or walnut halves Foods You Should Avoid
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