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Old 03-28-09, 12:27 AM
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Default Any suggestions for losing a few pounds during pregnancy?

I am 16 weeks pregnant with my second child and I have put on a few pounds over the years and constantly battled with my weight. I can only seem to lose weight if I do a rigorous diet and exercise regime. I know now that I'm pregnant I cannot go to the extremes that I normally would to lose weight. However I am extremely disappointed with the weight that I am now and will be when the baby is born. Does anyone have any safe suggestions of how I could lose a few pounds over the next few months and hopefully stay in a not so disappointing weight zone?
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Old 03-28-09, 12:53 AM
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Put yourself on a gestational diabetic diet! Its safe for the baby and good for the mother. Many overweight mothers find its a great weight loss program! I'm 35 weeks and have gained about 11 lbs by eating no refined sugar or white flour (they make me ill while pregnant). I'll leave the hospital weighing less then I started and I was average weight to start with.

Then breastfeeding when the baby comes makes me loose even more weight. I start to look a little too thin in my face and such. If I stayed with my good eating habits while pregnant I'd keep it off, but I'm happy with my weight so I don't bother.

Good luck! Dieting while pg is very dangerous, but watching your calories (don't eat excessively) and eating well is very recommended for a nice healthy baby!

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Old 03-31-09, 01:48 PM
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IA, the gestational diabetic diet might be a good option. Check with your dr of course, and if you don't know what that diet consists of maybe they will provide with the brochures, etc.

I had gestational diabetes & gained about 27-30lbs while pregnant, and the majority of it was at the very end. After having a c-section & breastfeeding, I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight within a week or 2. That is not to say I looked my pre-pregnancy weight! Now, 8 months later, I am still my pre-pregnancy weight. I did have to purchase several new pants & tops as my body shape has changed & I can no longer wear my old clothes. Most days I know I look like I am 3 months pregnant, but I don't excercise so I can't complain too much!
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I got a prenatal yoga DVD..I don't think it will make me 'in shape' but it's helping me feel a little less fluffy
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Originally Posted by megr
I got a prenatal yoga DVD..I don't think it will make me 'in shape' but it's helping me feel a little less fluffy
lol I love how you said fluffy lol thats a great way of puting it
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