“Eating a snack before bedtime will help you fall and stay asleep,” Taijeron says. However, moms suffering from indigestion might opt out of munching late at night because it can aggravate the condition. If you fall into that category, add these calories in earlier in the day—as a sweet treat to finish off your lunch or dinner, perhaps.
Ideal meal: Greek yogurt
6 ounces plain low-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon almonds
Drizzle of honey
Ideal meals total:
Calorie count for the day: 2,228
Delicious meals are some of life’s greatest pleasures, so even if you’re watching your diet, don’t deprive yourself of all the good stuff. Sure, that hot fudge sundae isn’t going to bring many benefits to the table, but if you’re craving one like crazy, go for it. It isn’t going to ruin your life, your baby’s life or your waistline. (As long as it’s only the occasional indulgence, that is—an everyday habit would definitely have some repercussions!) You should try to give your little one the healthiest environment possible in which to grow, but you’re only human, so you’re not going to have a perfect day every day.