How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 3)

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.

Why 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. If you would like personalised nutrition advice, why not book a consultation

Published by porternutrition

I am a freelance Registered Nutritionist with NHS, charity and private sector experience. My passion is for improving health without breaking the bank and spending hours chained to the kitchen. I work with all ages but have specific focus on the youngest of the community as they start their food journey.

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