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Travails to be a Yummy Mummy

  1. When I realized I was pregnant, my first thought was “Oh God!I shall now be fat”. It was a mission for me to not put on more weight than required. Though I have been blessed with lucky genes, I was conscious and gained only 10 kgs by the end of my pregnancy. It’s a myth that pregnant women need to eat for 02 people. And especially in India, where overly dominating aunties would walk up to me and tell me that I was not eating enough and my child could turn out to be weak and under developed. Though, I was determined to not let this affect me, it did cause a chink in my armour. And I would scurry to my husband and call my gynecologist who would check me and laugh over my unfounded worries. Over a few months I learned to ignore their “well meaning” advice and kept myself fit and active all throughout 09 months. Being a housewife who loves to cook and bake, has an active social circle the temptations were many. But, better sense prevailed and this was my fitness mantra all throughout pregnancy.DIET CHARTP.S- FOR A VEGETARIAN WHO HATES PANEER, GHEE AND REFUSED TO EAT EGG WHITES OR HAVE WHEY PROTEIN TO DRINK AS A SUBSTITUTE
    P.P.S- I HAVE HYPO THYROIDISM, CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY OF THE PRESCRIBED MEDICINES I HADEarly morning(around 0600 hrs)
    Thyronom 50 mgAfter an hours break
    A cup of strong adrak Tea without sugar, and some biscuitsBreakfast
    Poha/Semiya Upma with veggies/Toast with chutney and boiled potatoes/Idlis/ Stuffed Parathas without oil or ghee
    Tea
    -Orofer xt
    -A nap for 30-45 minutes, or just rest with a book in bed

    Mid Morning
    Milk/Tea/Buttermilk/Fresh juice/Coconut water/Iced Tea
    05 Almonds
    Roasted Chivda/ Fruits /
    – Slow paced walk for about 15-20 minutes (if weather and body permitted)

    Lunch
    03 chapatis without ghee
    Choice of vegetable
    Any dal without tadka, just some roasted jeera and heeng while boiling and garnished with lots of fresh chopped dhaniya
    Curd
    -Siesta for about an hour or so

    Early evening
    Tea with couple of biscuits/ Fruit/Coconut water/Iced Tea
    -Slow paced walking for about 15-20 minutes, followed by visit to the park for about half –one hour

    Dinner
    03 chapatis or 02 chapatis and little rice
    Vegetables
    Choice of dal
    Curd
    -Post dinner, I would either have some fruits or half a bar of Mars/5-star followed by a stroll

    Sleeptime
    – Dexorange Capsule
    -Calcimax Forte

    My bed side table always had a box of salted biscuits, cream biscuits, almonds and some chocolates which I would have late night when sleep would elude me

    When a craving would strike I did indulge in it be it Chinese food (without mono sodium glutamate) to Chaat Papdi and Vada-Pav. But, I always ensured that it was either made at home or eaten at a good quality restaurant

    The battle is now on to lose the last stubborn kilo or so, so that I can fit into my new LBD

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