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What To Eat When You Want To Get Pregnant:

Making a healthy baby begins with healthy ingredients.

Learn how to hack your diet to increase fertility: getting your body into the best baby-making shape, in only four weeks!

The latest research reveals that by optimizing nutrition, you can boost your chances of conceiving and having a safe, healthy pregnancy and baby. But how can you make sure you're getting the nutrients you need to maximize fertility while avoiding the seemingly healthy foods that could be interfering with fertility? We pare down the research so that you can apply it to your real life:

  • What nutrients are specifically tied to fertility and pregnancy, how much of each you need, why you need it, and which food sources are best
  • Which plant-based protein sources promote pregnancy without disrupting hormone levels
  • Why men's fertility is just as important as women's, and which foods can increase sperm motility and health
  • How to add pregnancy-friendly fats to your diet
  • The truth about the link between body weight and fertility

...and much more, including a 4-week plan to get you started on the path to parenthood.

Why Diets Fail:

Because You're Addicted to Sugar...

This science-based program is the diet to end all diets. It will help you break the yo-yo dieting cycle, end those maddening sugar cravings, and develop a new longing for the good food that will keep you fit, healthy, and happy.

This revolutionary eating plan reveals definitive proof that sugar is addictive, and presents the first science-based program to cut out the sugar, stop the cravings that cause most diets to eventually fail. An eight-step plan walks you through the process of going sugar-free and surviving the make-or-break withdrawal period; those first few weeks when your body feels the absence of its favorite sweetener most acutely.

What to Eat When You're Pregnant:

A Week-by-Week Guide to Support Your Health and Your Baby's Development.

An approachable guide to what to eat - as opposed to what to avoid - while pregnant and nursing, to support the mother's health and the baby's development during each stage of pregnancy; with 50 recipes.

New research suggests that the foods you eat during pregnancy can have lasting effects on your baby’s brain development and behavior, as well as your waistline. Drawing from medicine, nutrition, and psychology, this easy-to-follow guide, gives you a clear understanding of what your body really needs and how certain foods contribute to the development of a healthy and happy baby.

Hedonic Eating:

How the Pleasure of Food Affects Our Brains and Behavior.

While there are countless books on the topic of caloric or need-based eating, obesity and overeating can also result from eating that is not driven by hunger - but by behavioral, biological and social rewards of food.

Dr Avena introduces recent research that found excess food intake to be largely driven by the palatability of food and the pleasure derived from eating. She explains the neurochemistry of food reward and the hotly debated concept of 'food addiction', while providing up-to-date information from the body of scientific literature regarding food reward.

What to Feed Your Baby and Toddler:

A Month-by-Month Guide to Support Your Child's Health and Development.

An easy-to-follow manual for feeding babies exactly what they need to hit physical and intellectual milestones from 6 to 24 months, with 60 simple and delicious recipes. The month-by-month format offers a clear understanding of what foods to incorporate and avoid in a baby's diet.

Answering common questions about picky eaters, food allergies, diversifying baby's appetite, eating out or on the go, feeding baby at daycare or when with another caregiver, and food safety, this comprehensive guide offers easy monthly meal plans and baby-friendly, nutrient-rich recipes designed to support your baby's developmental milestones.

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