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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Fertility Smoothie Recipe
This is the recipe I used (taken from myfitnesspal food diary) during my BFP month.
|Silk – Almond Milk, Unsweetened Vanilla, 1.5 cup (240ml)||40||0||4||2|
|Kale, raw, 1 cup, chopped||33||6||1||3|
|Celery, raw, 2 stalk, small (5″ long)||5||1||0||0|
|Avocado – Avocado, 0.5 medium||117||6||11||1|
|Frozen – Blueberries, 1 CUP 140G||80||19||1||1|
|Body Fortress – Vanilla, 1 scoop||140||10||3||20|
Have you tried incorporating this fertility superfood into your diet? Tell us about it in the comments below!