Exercise gives your cells more energy to burn and circulate oxygen around your body. It also releases epinephrine and norepinephrine, stress hormones that in modest amounts can make you feel energized.
Small steps done consistently matter the most - even a brisk walk is a good start.
2. Eat 'Light to Heavy'.
I have been doing this for 10 years and it helps me so much. One of my mentors in NYC always said that if you are going to eat a raw salad and then cooked food... make sure to eat the raw salad BEFORE the cooked food.
The raw vegetables contain a lot of enzymes and will help digestion by acting on the cooked food that you consume next.
3. Drink Half Your Bodyweight in Ounces of Water.
If your body is short of fluids, one of the first signs is a feeling of fatigue.
So for example, if you weigh 120lbs, drink 60 ounces of water every day.
4. Eat Foods That Release Energy Slowly.
Eating foods with a low glycemic index — whose sugars are absorbed slowly — may help you avoid the lag in energy that typically occurs after eating quickly absorbed sugars or refined starches.
Examples include: whole grains, high-fiber vegetables, nuts, and healthy oils such as olive oil.
In general, high-carbohydrate foods have the highest glycemic indexes. Proteins and fats have glycemic indexes that are close to zero.
5. Increase Your Vitamins and Minerals Intake
Ensuring you consume the right vitamins and minerals throughout your pregnancy is essential. They help with the development of your baby, but will also give you the energy you need to get through each day.
You can find essential nutrients in everyday foods, but can also get a daily top-up from taking supplements. Throughout my pregnancy, I took my MaryRuth Liquid Morning Multivitamin and Liquid Nighttime Multimineral to ensure I got my daily dose.