Pregnancy is a time when the women need to seriously take care of her body and the basic nutrients required should be well planned to ensure that the child-mother duo gets the proper daily nutrition. Our beautiful ladies of Bollywood shares some experience and tips for the pregnant women. Hope you are listening!!
In photo: A pregnant woman walks the ramp during a programme in New Delhi.
The Duchess of Cambridge was in good shape during pregnancy too. The reason was her healthy lifestyle combined with healthy diet of nuts and fruits and nutritious meals with codfish, chicken, turkey.
Kareena Kapoor Khan enjoyed her pregnancy and what more, she looked even more chic and cool while being pregnant. Kareena said, “I enjoyed my pregnancy. I ate well. I ate a lot of ghee, all the parathas, all the pizzas… I’ve eaten it all."
Include Dairy products in your diet
Kareena was told to have a glass of milk at night when she is hungry. Her dietitian and nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar advised her to include dairy products as it helps in the mobilisation of fats in stubborn areas.
Eat in proportion:
Kareena ate everything she loved but she kept a check on the proportions of food intake. She also advises pregnant women to have food rich in iron and B12 content.
Fashion designer, model and singer Victoria Beckham included omega-3 rich foods in her pregnancy diets especially salmon
Shilpa advises that eating out needs to be avoided during pregnancy and one shouldn't overeat. "Don't force feed yourself. Try to keep your food fresh and eat at home. I avoid eating out. If I do, I indulge only in grilled food." She said.
Avoid Sweets and Junk foods if possible:
She believes one can have sweets but it needs to be in moderation. "I pity my sweet tooth for depriving it of chocolates, ice creams, and cakes ever since I entered the seventh month of pregnancy. You can have sweets in moderation. Don't overdo it as most mothers do and end up with gestational diabetes.” She further adds"“If you like stepping out to indulge yourself, watch your salt intake, and ensure the food has no Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). The only things I would advise against are aerated drinks and junk food."
Nuts, Milkshakes and Yoghurts a must have:
She is also certain about the dairy products benefits and recommends the same to all the lovely pregnant women. "Have nuts, milkshakes and yogurts, as they will enhance your fetus' growth. Most importantly, you must have calcium, folic acid and iron tablets. I wouldn't miss a single dose for anything in the world.”
Avoid Exercises but Get Massages:
She believes exercise may put added stress on the body but limited exercise is fine. Instead, she recommends massages. "Gym is a strict no-no because it exhausts you. Workouts therefore may seem out of the question. In pregnancy, you want to be pampered. That's where the massages and Lamaze come in."
She recommends having pre-natal massgaes from fifth to ninth month of pregnancy
"I recommend the 50-minute-long prenatal massage, administered by a trained therapist and advised from the fifth to the ninth month.”
Daily walk for at least half an hour is recommended:
"I feel very heavy and I trudge along slower than before. Obviously, it is tiring, and yet necessary”
Drink eight glasses of water
Juhi Chawla believes drinking eight glasses of water everyday during pregnancy to help the body fight against any infections.
She advises to avoid drinking coffee and using tanning spray in order to minimize possible negative effects.