Following a healthy pregnancy eating plan is a good idea when pregnant to ensure you and your baby are getting the right nutrients you both need. How do you make changes to your usual eating plan to ensure you get the foods you need and increase your daily calories and requirements as needed?
You can still follow the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge when you are pregnant! All you need to do is add around 400 calories extra per day, and ensure you eat a good variety of food from all the food groups.
We have laid out a week-long food and exercise plan for Meghan who is 4 months pregnant (it looks delicious)!
Meghan Markle’s pregnancy meal plan and exercise plan for a week
As Meghan typically sticks to a vegetarian diet, getting enough iron-rich foods into her meal plan is essential for her and her baby’s health and development.
Meghan’s pre-pregnancy diet was very clean, consistent and balanced. One of the best things about the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is that you can follow it while pregnant! There are just a few modifications to make, such as adjusting some meals to meet Meghan’s nutritional needs.
When it comes to exercise, Meghan is a lover of yoga, her mother is a yoga instructor! And she also loves to go on runs! We have kept Meghan’s exercise routine very similar but with a few minor changes to meet her energy levels.
Exercise:Jogging. As a long-time runner, Meghan will be able to still keep up her running routine but she may want to lower it to a jog on the days she’s not feeling as energetic. She also may want to test drive some of the great jogging prams on the market for when the baby arrives!
Breakfast: Healthy Homemade Baked Beans. Beans! High in protein but are also packed full of fibre, iron and folate = pregnancy tick of approval!
Snack: Healthy Mummy Smoothie. A smoothie will fit in well here after Meghan’s breakfast.
Improve your health and fitness post-pregnancy with the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge
Our28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is a family-friendly, breastfeeding-safe program designed FOR MUMS to help them tackle their health and lose the baby weight.
Every week you are given a different meal plan to follow and each month we add new recipes to our Challenge Recipe Hub. That way, you’ll never get bored and stay on weight loss track while digging into healthy, yummy recipes.