Welcome back to week 3.
The 3rd thing I did was to try to have a good breakfast including one of my 5 a day.
Evidence shows that having breakfast can help to regulate blood sugar levels which, because of hormones, can be a bit all over the place in pregnancy and just after. Having wholegrains is a great way to start the day.
I am a creature of habit so having the same thing for breakfast when I was feeling sleep deprived was a great help. I opted for oats.
- They are cheap
- They can be used in lots of ways
- They are low in sugar
- They are a wholegrain so they are high in fibre and help keep me fuller for longer
- They are quick to prepare
- They can help lower cholesterol which is good for heart health
How did I have them?
- Oats soaked in milk with 80g of fruit (grapes, clementines, banana – something quick) with 30g of nuts or seeds (I keep lots of different ones in so I can have some variety with a different type each day)
- Porridge with 80g of fruit (frozen berries work well because they can defrost in the porridge cooling it down so it is ready to eat quicker) and 30g nuts
- Overnight oats made with frozen berries and low fat plain yoghurt (you can also use fat free)
If you are not a fan of oats, don’t worry. Look for a breakfast which is whole grain and add some fruit for added fibre and vitamin C. Nuts and seeds add some extra protein and a variety of minerals.
Have a go this week at trying to have breakfast at a consistent time and see how you go.
Disclaimer – this article is intended for information purposes only and doesn’t replace personalised advice.