my diet for pregnancy

Sorry for not having posted for so long. The reason is I am pregnant and cannot spend much time at my computer 🙂

The last ultrasound showed that my baby is a bit bigger than he should be and my obstetrician said that I’m growing a hamster :))

and she said I had to diet (( I have never ever practiced dieting before, with my perfect slender constitution (shy that I am 😉 )…

Now that she put restrictions to what I eat, I feel so depressed and I want all those “outlawed” items all the more.

The rules are quite simple: I shouldn’t eat candies and sweets, pastry, pasta, rice and fatty items. If I want meat or fish, it must not be fat. I must eat only brown bread, not the wheat flour bread. What surprised me most were the fruits restricted – banana, melons and !apples! – as they provoke faster weight growth…

All in all I am in 9th month now and feel fine… except for swelling of my feet, which is getting better now thanx to the weather getting cooler. And the terrible problem with spots – due to the hormones, I comfort myself that they will go away as soon as I deliver… fingers crossed )))

PS my little one is kicking right now, guess he wants to say ‘Hello, world!’ :))))

pregnancy changes

pregnant woman
Pregnancy affects every part of your body—from your hair to your toenails. Here’s what to expect and what to do about it.

Your breasts. Early in your pregnancy they will feel tender and may be larger. As the pregnancy progresses and your breasts prepare for breastfeeding, they get even bigger and may leak an early form of milk called colostrum. Make sure you wear a well-fitting bra that provides both comfort and support. If your breasts are tender, ask your partner not to touch them.

Congestion. The higher blood volume of pregnancy can lead to congestion and runny noses. Try using a saline spray to clear out the mucus, or a neti pot, a small device available in health food stores that squirts water through your nose.

Frequent urination. If you know the location of every bathroom between your house, the supermarket, work and the mall, don’t despair. Your blood volume increases during pregnancy, putting increased pressure on your kidneys. Plus, later in pregnancy the weight of the baby on your bladder increases the pressure, making you feel like you always have to go. Continue reading “pregnancy changes”

Coffee against diabetes

I learned these days that Japanese physicians from Nagoya University have made the discovery, good for coffee lovers.
As it turned out, a refreshing drink helps to prevent one of the most common are diseases – diabetes type II.
This fact was able to prove a group of scientists led by Dr. Fumihiko Horio, conducting a study on laboratory animals.
During the experiment, mice were given water every day or coffee.
The main component of the drink – caffeine – prevents the increase of sugar in the blood of rodents and improves insulin sensitivity.
In addition to these factors reduce the likelihood of developing diabetes, coffee and other beneficial provoked reactions in mice.
Caffeine has antidiabetic effects in the liver and inflammatory adipocytokines.
Clinicians have previously only assumed dependence reduce the risk of diabetes type two from the regular consumption of coffee.
But only now was organized by laboratory experiment, which gave evidence of this connection.

And now… a couple of recipes of coffee for coffee lovers >> Continue reading “Coffee against diabetes”