You can boost your fertility - and you can boost your fertility fast.
Maybe you've been waiting years to get pregnant, or maybe you just decided it's baby time - whatever the case, these 7 steps will get you solidly on the way to a healthy pregnancy and a happy baby.
Though there are seven steps in this plan, this one is the first you should make - and the easiest. Diet changes may feel overwhelming at first, but you can make them little by little over a few weeks and see big benefits.
Researchers have proven that a high protein, low carbohydrates diet "greatly improves" fertility1.
It’s not surprising to discover that this diet also helps with insulin resistance, which is thought to play a part in PCOS 2. Changing your diet over to low-carb and high protein improves insulin response and it also helps your body maintain optimal hormone levels.
An easy way to start to make this change is to reduce grain products in your diet. Here are some example meals:
As you can see, each of these meals provides plenty of protein and keeps the carb-count low, too.
Quick Tip: You can enjoy fruits on a low-carb diet, but choose those that are naturally low-carb, like blueberries and strawberries. A few apple slices spread lightly with peanut butter are another sweet and protein-filled snack.
In addition to eating a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet, you need to make sure you're eating enough. It's true that you don't need as much as you will when you hit your 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy, but you do need quality calories now.