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Your Diet

I’m sure as you read the words, Your Diet, you probably wanted to delete this post. But wait! Don’t do it, keep reading…

I chuckle at myself. I’m writing a post and referring a resource about our diets and infertility, and here I am drinking a glass of chocolate milk! Well, at least it has the ‘good’ fats in it. {smiles} This book, The Fertility Diet – Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation & Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant has been on my bookshelf for awhile now. I hope to delve into it a little deeper soon, but thought I’d share an excerpt today.

I’ll put a disclaimer on this. I’m not an expert on diet or health, nor do I always eat the best or exercise the most, but strongly feel we should take care of our bodies and use wisdom. After all our bodies are the temple of the Lord in which His Spirit dwells, as stated in I Corinthians 3:16-17.

So I pray this post will spurn you on to a healthier lifestyle and I’ll hope you’ll purchase this great resource too!

From the book The Fertility Diet –
Jorge E. Chavarro M.D. & Walter C. Willett, M.D.

The authors state,

“We hope we have convinced you by now that a few changes in diet, weight, and activity can ignite ovulation and help you get pregnant faster and with few worries. These changes include:

  • More slow carbs, fewer highly processed ones
  • More healthful unsaturated fats, no trans fat.
  • More protein from plants, less from red meat.
  • A serving or two a day of whole milk or other full-fat diary foods, less skim milk and low-fat dairy foods.
  • A daily multivitamin that contains at least 400 mcg of folic acid and 40 to 80 mg of iron.
  • Coffee, tea, and alcohol in moderation, if at all, but no sugared sodas.
  • Moving toward the fertility zone for weight (a body mass index of 20-24) and physical activity (thirty to sixty minutes a day, and don’t be afraid of vigorous exercise).



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