Welcome to OB Complete® Nutrition…
Your partner for maintaining a healthy lifestyle throughout your pregnancy journey. From prenatal health and nutrition, to postnatal well-being, the program includes the essentials on what is needed to nourish mommy and baby.
Whether this is your first baby or you’re an experienced mom, planning meals during pregnancy is important, and now you’ll have direct access to healthy recipes, nutritious snack options and valuable pregnancy advice from our expert nutritionist.
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TIP OF THE MONTH
March: Three Ways to Improve Eating Habits
March is National Nutrition Month and if you’d like to boost your eating patterns with better nutrition, consider making some of these changes. There are three key behavior patterns I recommend my clients follow to improve eating.
- Be hungry. Hunger is the sign your body needs nourishment, rather than boredom or fatigue, which can make you want to eat even when you’re not hungry. If you are dealing with nausea or lack of hunger, use the clock on the wall to guide your eating patterns instead, aim for smaller meals and snacks every three hours, until your hunger returns more reliably.
- Balance your plate. One of the easiest ways to eat better is to make your meals more balanced. Ideally, ¾ of your plate is plant foods, with ½ your plate being vegetables or a combination of vegetables and fruit, and ¼ beans or whole grain foods like wheat bread, brown rice, or whole grain pasta. Then make sure you have about a palm sized amount of protein in your meal, like salmon, beef, eggs, chicken, pork, turkey, tempeh or tofu.
- Savor your meal. When you eat mindfully at a table, you’re more likely to enjoy eating and stop when you feel comfortably full. When you reach satisfaction after eating, you’re less likely to seek food for emotional reasons too.
In addition to these three steps, make sure you’re hydrating frequently throughout the day and your urine runs clear to a pale yellow in the bowl.
A fun fact: fresh fruits and vegetables are mostly water and they will help you stay hydrated, but you still need to keep up with the water too.
Rebecca Scritchfield is a registered dietician nutritionist, certified exercise physiologist, author of the book Body Kindness, and host of the Body Kindness podcast.
Through her weight-inclusive counseling practice, she helps people make peace with food, find the joy in exercise, and create a better life with workable goals that fit individual interests. Central to all her work, Rebecca aims to develop self-compassion in place of shame by rejecting the rules of diet culture and the pervasive myth that to achieve better health one must loose weight.
Using her Body Kindness philosophy, Rebecca mentors registered dieticians and supports women from around the world in collaborative online learning spaces free from unhelpful diet chatter and negative body talk.
Rebecca has influenced millions through her writing, podcasts and appearances in over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, The Today Show, the Washington Post,
O Magazine, Self, Real Simple, Health, Yoga Journal, and many others.
She lives in Washington, DC., where she was recently recognized as one of ten “Supermom” entrepreneurs in the Nations Capital. Her website is BodyKindnessBook.com.
Folate helps reduce the risk of neural tube defects. Reduced Folic acid intake can increase the risk of neural defects, such as spina bifida, at birth.1,2
OB Complete® Petite, One and Premier prenatal dietary supplements contain 1 mg of Folate (as Folic acid).
This Content is for informational and educational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, pediatrician, or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding diet and exercise during and after pregnancy, or other medical condition.
These meal plans were developed by Rebecca Scritchfield, MA, RDN, EP-C. Rebecca Scritchfield is a paid spokesperson for Vertical Pharmaceuticals, LLC, the maker of the OB Complete® family of prescription prenatal dietary supplements.