Sophia has ((officially)) returned from maternity leave! Today, we are going to talk about ‘a day in the life’ of fertility eating.
We start things off by discussing some non-food related fertility routines. For instance, the first light you see should not be your phone. Get up, open your blinds. Sunshine stimulates your hormones, a proven compliment to your morning routine. These and other habits such as cold water to wake up your mitochondria are shared within the realm of importance when it comes to fertility.
Sophia & Caitlin continue by discussing different supplements and medications while sharing strategies to ensure their effectiveness, such as maintaining a schedule and deciphering whether or not they pair well with food versus an empty stomach. When it comes to breakfast, Sophia & Caitlin support the claim that breakfast is an important step in a successful day and should not be overlooked. While giving multiple suggestions and explaining the ways in which certain foods ignite your engines, Sophia & Caitlin aim to make a breakfast believer out of each of their listeners when opening the door to a healthy fertility. They even give suggested on some personal recipes like Caitlin’s protein waffle recipe, found here: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CITa9rcBsS1/
Also discussed is the ideal timing between meals when moving about the day. A balanced plate divided between 1/2 colorful non-starchy vegetables and a heart portion of protein (such as a chick thigh or a burger patty). For non-meat eaters, this portion can be easily swapped with beans, tofu, eggs, or fish. For the remaining ¼, feel free to play with it by mixing in some fruit, pasta, chips, while aiming to stick to a bigger protein portion and a smaller carbohydrate portion. When it comes to evening eating, Sophia & Caitlin explain how mindfulness plays a huge role in successful consumption. In providing examples they also continue to provide helpful timelines for those wishing for further adjustment suggestions as the timing of our last meal can heavily impact our insulin spikes and digestion habits.