A Dietary Perspective On The Phase In A Woman’s Life
As you may very well know, your diet plays into your life in so many ways—more than you may know! Your diet is what gives you energy, shapes your mood, changes your weight, and can have a lasting effect on your health overall in life.
Being informed and finding what works best for you and your lifestyle is key. Here are some pointers to set you off into the right direction as it pertains to your current focus in life.
If you are in the stage of life where you are having symptoms of PMS such as cramping, fatigue, bloating, and irritability here is what you can do diet-wise to help.
Eat regularly. Going without a meal can lead you to get hangry (hungry/angry) sooner or later. Small snacks might be the cure to tie you over.
Avoid trans fats, added salt, and refined sugar. These will worsen your symptoms! Stay away!
Add foods into your diet that are high in iron, zinc, and supplement with vitamins.
If you are in the stage of life where you are trying to conceive, and might be struggling with infertility matters, here are some dietary tips of what to have more of and what to avoid.
Stay away from alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine. Many studies have been done and these are known to decrease fertility in women.
Say yes to organic foods such as meats and eggs. The more pollutants and pesticides you can avoid the better!
Always take your prenatal vitamin! This is boosting the added supplements you need, such as folic acid, vitamins E and C, etc.
If you have been trying to conceive for quite some time even with watching your diet closely and living a healthy lifestyle, you may want to talk with an infertility specialist. Some families are even looking to have gender selection involved in their family planning. Have a look at http://www.gender-baby.com/ for more helpful information.
If you are in the stage of life where you are breastfeeding, here is what you can do to have your diet help you rather than hurt you:
Eat more. This sounds wild but when it comes down to the math and caloric intake, it makes sense that you need to have a higher caloric intake for you are outputting that to your newborn.
Protein and calcium. Boost up these levels in foods and drinks that you intake. These are in high demand if you are lactating.
Continue taking that prenatal vitamin! This will continue to benefit both you directly and baby indirectly.
If you are in the stage of life, ladies, where you are in menopause, here are some pointers of what to add to your diet and what to stay away from.
More calcium! This will support bone health, which is much appreciated by your body, ladies.
Keep up with the good fats! The more omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids you have in your diet, the better your hormone production will be to give you that healthy glow.
Again, limit the refined sugar, caffeine, and wine when and where you can. This will aid in easing hot flashes.
No matter the stage in life you find yourself in, you want to keep your diet in mind for both the short-term fixes as well as the long-run. Look for ways to stay encouraged daily, and to be held accountable to some degree.
Women’s Health Magazine at http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health is a great way to learn more about women’s health and fitness. Make it fun and talk to your friends about it. Taking care of yourself is a great priority to not take lightly!