Frequently Asked Questions
I'm already in my second [or third] trimester. Can I still benefit from the PPP?
Yes this plan can still be super helpful to enhancing your baby's health. While it is the most beneficial to begin this program even prior to pregnancy, it has been shown that prenatal nutrition plays a critical role in each trimester. Meaning it's not too late. By getting the nutrients you need now and starting exercising, you can still help to grow a more healthy baby.
I'm just planning my pregnancy now. Should I take to program now or wait until I'm pregnant?
I would definitely recommend buying now! Once purchased you have lifetime access to the course. Within the PPP there is a chapter about how to prepare your body for a more healthy pregnancy even when you're just in the planning stages. It's built perfectly for someone in your shoes!
I am a vegan. Is this a good program for me?
Unfortunately no. Many of the nutrients that are required for optimal fetal development are sources from animal products like meat, fish, and eggs. As it is extremely difficult to source enough of certain nutrients like choline, iron, and DHA without consuming these products. Recipes to guide you to do so are not within the scope of this program.
I have a lot of dietary restrictions. Can I still benefit from the PPP?
Yes, as long as you are willing to eat some animal products as mentioned in the previous response. If you are sensitive to dairy, gluten, etc. this program guides you in plenty of alternative sources for nutrients.
I am overweight. Will this plan help me lose fat and gain muscle?
Losing fat and gaining muscle is directly related to your diet and exercise, so the PPP can be extremely helpful in that aspect. There are additional printables included for moms-to-be in your situation (which about half are) so that you can keep better track of your diet. While for many the PPP is not about counting calories and is more about counting nutrients, this program is designed with printables to help you track your diet and calories if losing fat is your goal. The PPP will give you all the tools you need to take control of your weight during your pregnancy!
Do I have to track my eating daily and count calories on this diet plan?
Under most circumstances not at all! It is recommended to track your diet for 3 days when you begin the plan only to gauge what adjustments you need to make. Foods you need to remove, replacements you can make, or nutrients you need more of. After that, as long as you are gaining weight at an ideal pace, you should be focusing on counting nutrients only.
I have a huge sweet tooth! Can I still follow this plan?
Definitely! It is recommended to omit or limit sugar while pregnant. However we all have a big sweet tooth during pregnancy. :) That's why the first recipe section in the program is mouthwatering guilt-free desserts! You will learn to replace processed sweets with sweeteners like stevia and monk fruit and will learn healthy dessert recipes to replace all those cravings.
I'm new to working out but am willing to give it a try for my baby's health. How hard are the workouts?
There are 6 workouts for each trimester. Plus a few additional targeting your core and pelvic floor. The workouts are for a beginner to moderate fitness level. If the first trimester workouts are too challenging, it is safe to do the easier second and third trimester workouts instead. You will still be benefiting your baby and your own health and fitness levels.
Is there a certain time I need to finish the course by?
No way! You will have lifetime access across all your devices. As a mom of 3 I know how exhausting pregnancy is and how erratic mom life can be. I want you to be able to do these courses at your own pace on your own time!