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Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide, 3rd Edition (Single Copy)

This easy to read “survival guide” outlines essential information for people diagnosed with Celiac disease.

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Fertility (article)

While healthy eating prepares your body for pregnancy, it can also affect fertility in ways that are not yet clear. Healthy body weight and physical activity level also play a role.

Healthy Weight for Conception

One area that researchers agree upon with regard to fertility and health is body weight. Body weight extremes are not good for fertility. Being too heavy or too light make it harder to get pregnant. To reach or maintain a healthy weight:

  • Get Moving. Along with healthy eating, get moderate physical activity for about 30 minutes on most days of the week.
  • Add in Strength Training to Build Muscle. Having more body fat than lean muscle mass is not good for fertility. (Body fat affects hormone balance.) Lift light weights or use resistance bands at least three times a week. This will help you build muscle and lose body fat.
  • Make Calories Count. Keep weight within a healthy range avoiding excess calories from added sugars in regular soda, sweets and baked goods.
  • Balance Calories and Activities. Balance your overall calorie intake with the amount of calories you burn every day. It’s a step in the right direction for getting pregnant and staying healthy for life.

Reviewed January 2013