It is definitely no secret that pregnancy can take a serious toll on your body; I mean you are growing another life inside of you! With your hormones fluctuating sometimes maintaining energy levels can seem rather impossible, but good news ladies… it doesn’t have to be!
If you start making some minor adjustments then your pregnancy can be a very enjoyable time in your life. We’ve looked into a variety of tips to stay energized and brought them straight to you!
Get Those Nutrient-Packed Foods
It may seem impossible to stay energized during pregnancy without your normal caffeine boost however you can turn to foods that are naturally full of nutrients and vitamins instead! Simply load up on meals that full of protein and iron, both will help you feel less tired and really boost your energy.
Trying to stay away from carbohydrates and starches will also help maintain your energy levels. If you are going to eat carbs, opt for complex carbs and whole grains that will help your body feel satisfied for longer.
Exercise (Don’t Over Do It)
Please run everything by your doctor but majority of the time you don’t have to drop all forms of exercise because of pregnancy however keep in mind too much will make you feel very drained. Finding the right balance for you may be a little tricky to begin with but once you’ve found it you will be sorted!
Low-intensity cardio is a great option for exercise whilst being pregnant and so are activities such as running, and yoga. Yoga can be especially helpful for those aches and pains you are probably experiencing so grab a buddy or even your partner and get some exercise into your daily routine.
Chat To Your Doc About Prenatal Vitamins
If with a great diet and regular exercise routine, sometimes pregnancy can just take its toll. Therefore it is incredibly important that you stay up-to-date with your doctor visits and have a chat with them about prenatal vitamins. We have found this list of seven supplements that will assist your energy levels and your overall mood. Please speak with your doctor before taking any supplements as they may even have a better recommendation!
Get In That H2O
Drinking water and making sure your body is hydrated is one of the best ways to boost your energy levels. Water is the main component of blood and assists in carrying nutrients to your cells and fatigue if one of the first signs your body is low on fluids.
Very few people actually drink the recommended amount of water per day, which consists of 8 glasses but when you’re pregnant your supposed to be drinking even more as your body is busy making the baby’s amniotic fluid.
Grab Those Nuts
Did that title get you for a second? Well before your mind wanders a little too far, we are taking about almonds, walnuts, cashews and so forth. Snacking throughout the day can seriously help keep your energy levels up and nuts are a very convenient and healthy option for you to carry around.
Nuts offer protein and fiber, which keeps you fuller for longer but also healthy fats and magnesium. If you are trying to not go too crazy on the calories, shell-on pistachios take longer to eat, which allows your body the time to register when it is full and reduced the chances of overeating.