The Fertility Diet that CHANGED my Life!

The Fertility Diet that CHANGED my Life!

The fertility diet that changed my life was a 360 to my TTC journey. It was the month I got pregnant with my now 1 year old baby girl. I tracked my fertility diet in MyFitnessPal the month I conceived her in order to keep track and share my recipes, foods and journey with you. 

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This post is a transcription from my How to be Fruitful video on YouTube. It was filmed a couple months after giving birth to my first born (after 2 previous miscarriages).

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Before getting pregnant I changed my mindset and I changed my health habits. I created a course to assist women in their journey to pregnancy as well. 

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The course is all about the fertility diet that changed my life, includes my Fertility Nutrition ebook and it’s what helped me get pregnant (TWICE). I’m here to help you do the same sis. Here’s the transcription:

Fertility Diet | Be Fruitful + Multiply

In my prayer time this morning and during the past couple of weeks I really have been focusing on the word fruitful. 

5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)

So when we think about the Lord and what he is to us think about this scripture. He is the vine and God is the gardener.

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So when you have a vine at the end of that vine is a branch. We are the branches and we stem from Jesus. At the end of that branch is fruit and God is the one who prunes us. 

He helps us continue to bear fruit or guides us in getting rid of rotten fruit. 

We can’t bear fruit if we’re attached to dead things. 

For example, my husband and I moved into a new house about 2 years ago and everytime I move into a new place my grandmother gifts me with a plant. Each time she has done this I have killed the plant. 

Until now.

Alive, Not Dead

It’s still alive but it did have a dead branch recently and I could already see that the branches around it were dying off as well. So this just this one branch was killing the other branches.

So I pruned it like God prunes us in our lives. He tries to take away the dead things in our lives and sometimes we continue to hold on to those dead things.

Maybe continuing to hold on to the people who aren’t benefiting our lives.

Or material things that we need to let go in order for our lives to prosper. 

Dead branches are not going to do anything for your life. 

It’s not going to do anything for the plant that I have. It’s going to continue to spread.

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How to be Fruitful

So in order to bear fruit we have to abide in Jesus. Scripture says that if we abide in Him, He will abide in us. So how can you be more fruitful? 

  • Having a Prayer Life
  • Listening to sermons 
  • Reading the Bible Daily

We have to cut off dead things. When you have a branch that’s dead it’s not going to bear any fruit.Think about an apple tree. At the end of apple branch should be an apple, right? 

If that tree is not foundationally rooted and there are dead branches, apples will not grow.

When we continue to bear fruit in our lives, it multiplies. A tree is meant to give you multiple fruit and therefore there should be multiple people you should be feeding into.

We should be praying for others and rooting ourselves in spiritual foundation.

Because a branch floating in mid-air is just a stick

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The TOP Fertility Food I Ate My BFP Month

Finally, the topic you’ve been scrolling for!

I was talking with one of my clients about nutrition and how eating fertility rich foods benefits in increasing fertility. So we talked about 8 to 10 foods that could be really beneficial for her cycle.

We discussed in detail the BEST and EASIEST food to incorporate into her diet and that food is actually a fruit and it is an avocado! 

Avocado is a very nutritious fruit that has vitamin E and folic acid which is amazing for your future babies! Avocados are also considered a healthy fat. It’s a monounsaturated fat which helps support your hormone balance.

It increases your HDL, which is your happy cholesterol and decreases your LDL or your lousy cholesterol.

So it helps balance cholesterol levels, YAY!

We Can Learn a Lesson from the Avocado Tree!

Also what I really love about Avocados is they do not self pollinate. Most trees are able to self pollinate, grow and reproduce by themselves.

Avocado trees need another avocado tree close by to help it bear fruit. How amazing is that?!

It needs help just like we need help in order to reproduce. We work together as a TTC community to give advice so that we can bear fruit in our lives and of course our hubbies serve as the other tree to help us reproduce and grow babies!

Like I said before, they are a good source of vitamin E which can assist in sperm motility!

So, tacos, guacamole, avocado toast. Eat it all!

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Fertility Smoothie Recipe

This is the recipe I used (taken from myfitnesspal food diary) during my BFP month.

BreakfastCalorieskcalCarbsgFatgProteing
Silk – Almond Milk, Unsweetened Vanilla, 1.5 cup (240ml)40042
Kale, raw, 1 cup, chopped33613
Celery, raw, 2 stalk, small (5″ long)5100
Avocado – Avocado, 0.5 medium1176111
Frozen – Blueberries, 1 CUP 140G801911
Body Fortress – Vanilla, 1 scoop 14010320

Have you tried incorporating this fertility superfood into your diet? Tell us about it in the comments below!

How to Balance Hormones Naturally for Pregnancy

How to Balance Hormones Naturally for Pregnancy

I want to provide you with some tips on how you can balance hormones naturally while trying to get pregnant. Some of you might be a little upset about these tips because it’s going to require a little bit of work, okay? But if you struggle with irregular cycles, hormone balance after birth control (that was me), short luteal phases, miscarriages, PCOS, and/or endometriosis here’s some tips that you can use to balance your hormones naturally!

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Balance Hormones Naturally

I personally have dealt with balancing my hormones after birth control, after multiple miscarriages as well as irregular cycles (short luteal phases).

I do have some symptoms of PCOS but I’m not declaring that over my life, okay?! 

I don’t have a clear diagnosis of really lengthy cycles but I do sometimes have to pluck a few if you know what I mean.

Anywho, I just want to come to you with my experiences and what I have tried and succeeded at with balancing my hormones. So here we go!

If you’re not a fan of reading, watch this instead 🙂

Nutrition

Alright, the first tip is nutrition. What you feed your body directly correlates how your hormones are going to react to those things that you’re putting in your body!

Different foods will assist you in your fertility journey as well as in your journey to hormone balance.

For me nutrition is key! LIKE KEY!


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If I eat an ounce of dairy I am breaking out! I also see more weight gain or bloating! 

Nutrition is key for balancing hormones naturally, sis!

I’m talking about nutrition, eating healthy, eating the foods that are right for YOU 

So here are a few nutritional tips that I can give you as far as naturally balancing your hormones. 

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Avoid Unhealthy Fats and Decrease Sugar

Avoid trans fat and saturated fats. Make sure to avoid fats that are just not doing you any good, okay? The kind of fats that will attach to your body and stay there.

Eat healthy fats such as avocados which are great for fertility! Other healthy fats such as nuts and seeds are great as well. 

Also, it’s time to take a sugar hiatus. I know. NOT FUN. But sugar converts to fat sis and also can cause inflammation in your body (we’ll talk about that in a bit). Put that donut down!

Increase Veggie Proteins

Also, increase those protein veggies. Increase beans and leafy greens because let’s be honest there are a lot of vegetables out there with protein we don’t really have to search far!

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Prenatal or Multivitamin

Next, take a daily multivitamin or prenatal vitamin and if your TTC make sure it has folic acid in it. Folic acid helps in preparing your body to be able to take care of the baby in their first developmental stages of your womb.

Intermittent Fasting

This is something that truly helped me to get pregnant. I used intermittent fasting to help heal my digestive system. Your digestive system directly correlates with your hormones because if you’re holding onto waste, that doesn’t help cleanse our system. 

I was holding on to waste and I was constantly bloated and constipated. UGH

Anywho, Intermittent fasting is when you take a chunk of time where you are intentionally resting and not eating.  Then, you have a chunk of time where you’re intentionally eating.

I’ll give you an example. 

The routine I used to balance hormones naturally was a 14-10 schedule. 

14 hours of sleep and rest then 10 hours of eating.

If you’re just starting out with intermittent fasting my suggestion is to start out with a 8 and 16 hour schedule.


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Meaning you’re resting for 8 hours and then 16 hours of intentional eating. Once you’ve mastered that then you would increase your rest hours. Remember, resting means sleep and properly giving your digestive system a break.

I don’t recommend going over 14 hours of rest because we also want to make sure that hormones are regulated. If you are not eating at consistent intervals then that can also cause hormone imbalance.

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Anti Inflammatory Diet

Lastly, for nutrition, the anti-inflammatory diet

The anti-inflammatory diet is where you eat less inflammatory foods (foods that cause inflammation) right you’re eating less things that will cause inflammation in your body because Some of the foods that cause inflammation in our body can also cause chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Even conditions such as endometriosis and PCOS can be exacerbated by inflammatory foods. 

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You can learn more about the anti-inflammatory diet and how you can implement it into your fertility journey through my Fertility Nutrition Guide which includes:

  • The TOP Fertility Foods
  • Anti-Inflammatory Food List
  • Fertility Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Options
  • Fertility Prayer
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Excercise

Next up is exercise. Yes I said it sis. Exercise is immensely important to assist in balancing your hormones naturally. But there are a few guidelines. 

If you are overweight, you can cause your body to hold onto extra estrogen but alternatively if you are underweight, too much exercise can sometimes cause you not to ovulate at all.

Really, we’d like to have an ideal body weight so that estrogen levels are sufficient. With a consistent workout routine and nutritional changes it is possible!

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When I say exercise I’m talking about moving your body intentionally for 30 minutes. No, walking at work is not an exercise. I want you to move your body for at least 20 to 30 minutes per day, intentionally! 

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Go for a 30 minute walk outside or at the gym. Lift weights or complete body weight exercises for 30 minutes. Take a class at your local community center.

Or join my home workout fitness challenge group!

Whatever it is that you enjoy doing I encourage you to just move for 30 minutes a day to balance hormones naturally!

Reduce Stress and Rest 

So I do have a video on my YouTube channel where I discuss how to decrease stress and increase fertility

When I talked about intermittent fasting earlier we talked about bowel rest. Now we’re talking about having a solid sleep routine of 6 to 8 hours at night to allow for your hormones to balance naturally.

I know it can be difficult, right? Because we can’t turn off our minds. We can’t turn off our phones but I do have some tips like I said in my decreasing stress and increasing fertility video to help with that!

I know you were expecting something really extravagant but your OVERALL health is just important. Nutrition, exercise, rest and your overall health will help you in balancing your hormones. 

Comment below if you have tried or will try some of these tips and how it worked for you!

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