October 30, 2017

A Healthy Weight

Try to aim to be a healthy weight, as being overweight or underweight isn’t helpful for optimum fertility. It is best to lose weight gradually and not to skip meals. Balancing your blood sugar levels is a great way to help avoid cravings and maintain a healthy weight. Include quality proteins with meals and snacks. Avoiding the peaks and troughs in your blood sugar also avoids putting any unnecessary stress on the body.

Healthy Fats

Include some healthy fats in your diet – don’t go fat free. Your body needs essential fats. Include oily fish twice a week, some nuts, seeds and olive oil. Coconut oil is great for cooking with as it is stable under high temperatures. Use all fats in moderation along with a balanced diet.


Drink plenty of water and some herbal teas and avoid too many fruit juices or artificially sweetened cordials. Caffeine and alcohol is best avoided or at least limited, or it can create additional stresses to the body and can also negatively affect yo...

July 28, 2017

  1. Aim to be a healthy weight with BMI between 19 and 25. Being overweight or underweight isn’t helpful for fertility.

  2. Include Healthy fats in your diet – don’t go fat free. You need essential fats for optimum fertility. Include oily fish, nuts, seeds, olive oil, coconut oil.

  3. Manage stress levels as best you can with moderate exercise, medication, relaxation.

  4. Moderate alcohol intake not excessive and none when there is a chance of pregnancy.

  5. Supplement with a fertility multivitamin including folic acid. If you BMI is over 30 check with your GP if you need additional folic acid.

  6. Safe exposure to sunlight to increase levels of vitamin D naturally. Include oily fish and eggs. Get your vitamin D levels tested to see if you need to supplement.

  7. Balance your blood sugar levels to avoid cravings and maintaining healthy weight. Also avoids unnecessary stress on the body if peaks and troughs in blood sugar.

  8. Don’t skip meals, include quality proteins with meals...

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