As a gestational carrier, nutrition is key to ensuring a healthy surrogate and baby.
Eating the right kinds of food in the right portion helps in achieving overall nutrition. The ideal split would be 15-20% for protein, 30% for fats, and 50-55% for carbs. This ensures that your body and the baby are both getting everything needed for proper growth and development. Any diets that have high amounts or extremely low amounts of the nutrients deprive your body of what it needs.
Don’t forget to eat fruits and vegetables, particularly those that are easy to digest. An example is Avocado, which is full of taste and nutrition. Nuts are great snack choices. Almonds are a great example of healthy nuts. It’s a good source of fiber and helps satisfy your appetite in between meals. Nuts in general, are healthy as long as eaten in moderation.
Storing frozen vegetables is another great idea as a gestational carrier. Freezing vegetables prevents them from spoiling faster and having a good supply guarantees you constant possession of quick, convenient and most of all, healthy food options. These create a terrific enhancement to any type of food and works great as a side dish, dessert and even as the main entrée.
Altering your diet may be challenging at first, but is most certainly worth every bite. Nutritious food will give your body as well as the baby, all it requires to develop properly. Keep these tips in mind as you change towards a healthier eating habit.