Breakfast kick starts your day and helps give you the energy to get things done and to be able to focus. Take a look at some new breakfast ideas.
The word “snack” makes a lot of people think of unhealthy salty or sweet options. But snacking is actually a very important part of your child’s eating habits. The trick is to be careful about why, when and how your children snack.
Take a look at this recipe collection and discover some new ways to surprise your family at mealtime.
If you are planning on having more children, remember that healthy moms make healthy babies! Here are some things to discuss with your doctor.
Whether you want a big family as soon as you can, or want to try and space your children several years apart, talk to your doctor about future pregnancies. Consider how much time you want to give your body to recover between each child. This is especially important if you had any complications with your pregnancy.
Even after you stop breastfeeding, make sure your diet is providing you with enough folic acid and iron. You may have a plan on when your next pregnancy will be, but it might happen earlier than you expected. Make sure that your body has the nutrition it needs for those precious first weeks of pregnancy.
Before starting your next pregnancy, it’s a good idea to be at or close to a healthy weight. But stay away from crash diets and rapid weight loss – the weight you’d prefer to be isn’t necessarily the one that’s most healthy for you and your next baby. If you are breastfeeding you also want to be sure you are eating enough calories to make the milk your baby needs. So take your time, make a plan, and remember why you are doing this: to give your future children a healthy beginning and to get healthy so that you can be there for the children you already have!
A healthy weight is usually one where you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 20 and 25. Research has shown that people within this range tend to live longer and enjoy better health at every stage of life. You can check your own Body Mass Index using our
Experts use the Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine if a person is at a healthy weight. Is your weight where it should be? Use our easy-to-use calculator to find out.
Underweight: Lower than 18.5
Normal: 18.5 to 24.9
Overweight: 25 to 29.9
Obese: 30 to 39.9
Extreme Obesity: 40 and higher
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