My Pregnancy Diet | Tips and Tricks

My Pregnancy Diet

I never thought I would be drafting this blog post as I personally don’t follow strict diets. I did not have any diet restriction from day 1. I ate what I liked and I used to eat out occasionally as well. I am not allergic to any foods and I did not have any medical complaints throughout my pregnancy. Hence I highly suggest you to follow your doctor’s diet if you have been given one.

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My Pregnancy Diet

Early morning: 5 almonds + 2 walnuts with a cup of milk

Breakfast : any homemade breakfast like idly, dosa, upma, kichdi with a small cup of tea.

Mid-morning : a cup of drumstick leaves soup (helps in increasing hemoglobin levels) and a fruit.

Lunch: Homemade lunch like rice, sambar or any vegetable curry with any veggie stir fry with a cup of masala chaas.

Eg: rice, sambar and beetroot stir fry. Chaas is buttermilk seasoned with asafoetida, cumin powder, curry leaves and ginger. On days when I prepare non-veg meal, I usually have salad or boiled veggies seasoned with salt and pepper

Evening snack : boiled channa/goundnut/cow peas/green peas flavored with some onions, tomatoes, salt, pepper and lemon juice + 1 fruit.

Dinner : Homemade which is usually upma, roti & sabji or porridge.

I also have warm jeera water every night to avoid gassy tummy.

Note:

  • Always listen to your doctor and alter food based on doctor’s recommendation.
  • Carry some homemade/ store bought snacks whenever you go out to avoid being hungry for a long time.
  • Eat every 2-3 hours and do not starve. If you starve, you are also making your child starve.
  • Drink lots of water and keep yourself hydrated. If you suffer from morning sickness, drink plenty of juices and water.
  • Before following any home remedies for any ailments, consult your gynaec.
  • While eating out, choose to eat veggies and avoid maida or any processed food/junk.
  • Snack on healthy nuts, puffed rice, fruits and trail mixes. Avoid packaged junk.
  • Fruits can be flavored with salt and pepper and lemon juice to make it tastier and to avoid binge eating.

Delivering a healthy baby should be the ultimate goal and do not stress thinking on whether you will have a normal delivery or a c-sec. Either ways, when the baby and you are healthy, lots of problems can be avoided.

Motherhood is an amazing journey. Start it right with the best food for your baby and yourself.

Happy Parenting!

Organic Baby Bath powder – DIY

DIY UBTAN/BODY SCRUB

Every baby product, even the one that says organic, has a lot of chemicals in it. Considering the shelf life and usage, no company will be able to manufacture a product without chemicals at all. When it is completely organic, the shelp life is limited. Hence I trust my family’s home made bath powder recipe, and I’m sure every Indian family has one. I started using this bath powder when my baby was 6 months old. The reason I did not use it earlier was because their skin is so gentle and soft hence it is prone to rashes. Let’s get to the preparation of organic baby bath powder.

Organic Baby Bath powder - DIY, Indian beauty blog

Organic Baby Bath powder – DIY

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Top 7 Blouse Trends Every Woman Needs In Her Wadrobe

Must Have Indian Ethnic Blouses

I own a lot of saris and maintaining different blouses for each sari is a task by itself. Moreover, blouses with heavy work done on them are not comfortable at all. Hence, it is wise to have certain blouses which can match almost any saris that you own. Here are some of my must have blouse trends if you are a sari hoarder.

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Wedding Makeup essentials

Indian Bridal Makeup – Must Have products

Building a trousseau can be very stressful for brides-to-be especially when there are too many rituals, planning outfits, deciding on the makeup etc. But when you have a handy makeup kit, you can dress for any occasion and outfit. Here I have listed a few must haves in your makeup kit that you need to buy just before your wedding.

Wedding Makeup essentials, Indian Beauty Blog

Wedding Makeup essentials

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Top 8 Resources For New Moms

USEFUL LINKS FOR NEW MOMS IN INDIA

I remember when I was pregnant I used to wonder why new moms always complain about lack of sleep. But soon after I started to realize that I was not prepared enough and I did not know a lot of things and during the end of pregnancy, I joined a few communities which has helped a lot. Read on to know more about a few resources that helped me.

Top 8 Resources For New Moms, Indian Mommy Blog

Top 8 Resources For New Moms

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Top 5 Everyday Essentials

TOP 5 EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS – SKINCARE

Be it summer or winter you need certain skincare products in your life. I have severe pigmentation problems and if I don’t take care of my skin, my skin definitely shows. Hence I never travel without these in my bag. Read on to know more about my top 5 everyday essentials.

Top 5 Everyday Essentials

Top 5 Everyday Essentials

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Tips to Travel With A Baby

TRAVEL WITH INFANTS/TODDLERS – TIPS

I can now draft this post because I have traveled thrice from Singapore and India with my baby and I have also traveled by train once. I must say that I have learnt a lot with mistakes. Travelling with a baby is not easy especially when you have a clingy baby who wants to be only with you. Read on to know more Tips to Travel With A Baby.

Tips to Travel With A Baby

Tips to Travel With A Baby

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Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Duo Review

   MAYBELLINE BROW SATIN EYEBROW DUO : REVIEW, PRICE, BUY ONLINE INDIA

I am not very fond of products for brows because a new mommy got no time to style eyebrows. But I have been crazily watching eyebrow tutorials over the internet time and again. Does this happen to everyone, let me know please. I get hooked onto a topic and I research all over the internet and just watch only about that for the next 2-3 days. Hence, this was my new found love.  Read on to know if I really liked the Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Duo.

Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Duo Review

Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Duo Review

 

PRODUCT CLAIM:

The first all-in-one product from Maybelline New York that marries the two must-haves in eyebrow theory – the sharpness of pencil and the softness of powder.
– 2mm tip pencil for sharp & precise control
– Silicone powder for fuller brows
– Easy glide on & control
– 12H long-lasting
– Waterproof

Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Duo Review

Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Duo Review

PRICE:

SGD 14.90

PACKAGING:

Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Duo is a double sided pencil where one side has a retractable pencil and the other side has a smudger tip. The smudger tip has brow powder and claims to fill in eyebrows.

Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Duo Review

Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Duo Review

MY REVIEW: 

Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Duo comes in two shades, brown and grey. The brown one suits Indian skin tones very well. The pencil is not too pigmented so it can be used everyday making it look more natural. The smudger works perfect when you are running errands and have no time to fill in eyebrows. Overall, If you are looking for a brow pencil to give you a more natural look then this would be an ideal pick.

Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Duo Review

Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Duo Review

If you are more into dramatic eyebrows or need more pigmentation, then do try other variants. Maybelline is really into creating eyebrow products these days!

PROS:

  1. fine tip
  2. naturally pigmented
  3. quick smudger tip available
  4. affordable

CONS:

  1. not suitable for very light/sparse eyebrows.

FINAL VERDICT: I would definitely buy Maybelline Brow Satin Eyebrow Duo again because it gives me more natural kind of finish to my eyebrows.

*P.S This is not a sponsored post.

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Skincare products for baby

As you know, I am a new mommy and just like any other mom I have my own share of tips regarding skincare products for babies. Always remember that every baby is different and what works for one baby may not work for another. So always get advice from pediatrician regarding the use of any product before trying it on your baby. Here are a few skin care products that I use for my baby.

Skincare products for baby

Skincare products for baby

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Cheapest Subscription Box? Is it worth the hype?

GLAMEGO SUBSCRIPTION BOX MARCH 2017 : REVIEW, PRICE, BUY ONLINE INDIA

Every other youtuber, blogger and vlogger has reviewed this box as the cheapest and affordable subscription box ever! But is it worth the hype? Read on to know more about this box and what I got in the Glamego Subscription box March 2017.

Glamego Subscription box March 2017, Price, Details, Indian Beauty Blog

Glamego Subscription box March 2017

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