Week by week Pregnancy Diet: Fifth Week Diet


Diet & Exercise

Yes, you now have a baby growing inside of you. But, that doesn't mean doubling up the calories. A healthy balanced diet in portions throughout the day should help you manage your cravings and weight management. Frequent vomiting can leave your body dehydrated. So, have 8 glasses of water each day.

    Say Yes To:

  1. Cheese and Yoghurt
  2. Ginger
  3. Cooked Eggs
  4. Fortified low-fat spreads
  5. Green leafy vegetables, such as kale and spinach
  6. Cantaloupe melon, strawberries, Seamangoes and apricots
  7. Orange and yellow vegetables, including carrots, peppers, sweet potatoes, butternut squash and pumpkin
  8. soy pasta
  9. Tofu
  10. Nuts, legumes and beans
  11. Seafood rich in omega-3 fatty acids

    Say No To:

  1. Caffeine
  2. Raw or partially cooked eggs
  3. Junk food
  4. Processed food
  5. Deli meats
  6. Fish with high mercury levels like swordfish, tilefish, shark, and mackerel
  7. Raw sprouts
  8. Unpasteurized foods
  9. Undercooked meat and fish
  10. Low-impact exercises have great cardiovascular benefits and keep your baby healthy and happy. Swimming is a great relaxing workout for pregnant women. Never forget to warm up, stretch and cool down during your workouts. 15 minutes of cardio at a low pace on the treadmill or elliptical machine is a great start. Stick to lightweights and avoid intense workouts like CrossFit. Jogging at a low pace can regulate blood flow. Never overdo and stop immediately to consult a doctor if you experience sharp pain, shortness of breath, faintness, vaginal bleeding, dizziness or uterine contractions while or after exercises.


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