Boost natural fertility and reduce BMI
Angela explains that a higher BMI is associated with inflammation that can impair our immune system and this can underlie lots of long-term conditions like type-2 diabetes, depression, liver problems, cardiovascular disease – and impact your fertility. However, it is also important to recognise that you can have a healthy BMI and still not have a healthy diet.
Angela looks at a person’s nutritional status, health, lifestyle, symptoms and goals to understand how hormonal imbalances may be impacting health and well-being. The resulting nutritional programme is designed to correct these issues in a way that is both practical and realistic to fit in with your lifestyle.
Top tips for reaching a healthy BMI
More protein -include protein at every meal and snack if you are having one. This could be eggs or yogurt for breakfast, and a palm sized portion of good quality protein at lunch and dinner such as chicken, fish, lentils or beans. Try chopped apple with some peanut or almond nut butter for a protein filled snack.
Whole grains – Be selective in the type of carbohydrate you have. Choose whole grains like wholemeal bread, pasta and noodles and brown rice over white varieties.
Enjoy three meals a day – try to ensure you have a 12 hour window overnight without food, to give your digestive tract a rest and to optimise your blood sugar.
Stay hydrated – Drink plenty of water we often confuse thirst for hunger!
Get in touch
See more information about nutrition for fertility treatment and how to improve natural fertility in the fertility knowledge-base.
You can also get in touch with Angela at www.love-nutrition.com.