Week by week Pregnancy Diet: 16th Week Diet

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Diet & Exercise

Never skip breakfast & keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Have small portions of food every few hours to keep blood sugar levels normal. If you haven't experienced constipation for weeks now, be prepared because now might be the time. Fill your plate with fibre rich foods. Indulge in light and healthy snacking like having bananas and oranges before taking part in exercises.

    Say yes to:

  1. Whole grains, such as whole-wheat or multigrain bread
  2. Fruits and vegetables, including apples, pears, carrots, and spinach
  3. Low-fat, nutrient-rich proteins, such as lean meats, poultry and low-fat yoghurt.
  4. Unsaturated fats, such as olive oil, canola oil, or safflower oil

    Say no to:

  1. Saturated and trans fats found in fats that are solid at room temperature, such as butter
  2. Sweetened beverages with added sugars, including soft drinks and pre-sweetened teas
  3. Raw meat
  4. Refined flour
  5. Caffeine
  6. Raw eggs
  7. Fish with high levels of mercury
  8. Unpasteurized dairy products
  9. Ready-to-eat meats and seafood
  10. Fried & spicy food
  11. Raw sprouts
  12. Artificial sweeteners
  13. High-fat, high-sugar, and high-sodium foods
  14. Get regular physical activity in the form of walking, swimming or yoga. Don’t forget to stretch to reduce the risk of cramping. Take frequent breaks and drink plenty of water. Avoid high-intensity exercises and yoga poses that require stress on the abdomen. Start doing Pelvic floor exercises which will help you with conceiving.


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