Replace your trips to the vending machine with healthier options, including a Laughing Cow cheese wedge with cucumber slices, hard-boiled eggs, mozzarella string cheese, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt (verify that the protein count is higher than the carbohydrate count), roasted pumpkin seeds and edamame.
Many are full of non-nutritional carbs. Try to avoid artificial sweeteners, because they’ll make you crave more sweets. Instead, sip on water (add cucumber, lemon or another fruit for flavor), unsweetened iced tea or unsweetened almond milk.
My Fitness Pal, for example, will help you create a food journal of your daily food intake, offer healthy meal ideas and track your protein-to-carbohydrate ratios. (To track your protein and carbohydrate ratios, simply click the “nutrition” button to see a pie chart of your daily macronutrient intake. To see the breakdown of carbs, fat and protein, click “macros.”) 40 percent or more of your daily caloric intake should come from protein, while less than 30 percent of your daily caloric intake should come from carbohydrates.
Read more about nutrition and alternative medicines on the Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine’s website. Patients can also join the DIRM Nutrition Facebook group.
The Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine is one of a handful of local clinics that offers the techniques, including IVF and PGS, for gender/sex selection for nonmedical reasons.
For over 30 years, Dr. Jeffrey Russell has provided reproductive technology, resulting in the births of over 6,000 babies to thousands of couples with dreams of starting or increasing their family. He is Yale University-trained and double board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology. He has always been on the cutting edge of reproductive technology, from the first IVF pregnancy in Delaware to the first ICSI pregnancy in the region. He continues to break ground, being the first to provide genetic testing on embryos (PGS/D) for both genetic disorders and family balancing. Dr. Russell practices in both Newark and Milford, Del.
4745 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 111
Newark, DE 19713
556 South DuPont Blvd., Suite H
Milford, DE 19956