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How can I lose weight during pregnancy?!

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3 years ago
I am 24.4 weeks pregnant. I am over weight :( I gained so much weight and I am dumb-founded as to how and why. I eat my dinner and occiasioally I eat breakfast, and my husband eat a snakc once in a while in the evening. I dont eat junk food or anything like that. I drink water and milk and juice approved by a nutrionist. When I see her she just says Im to over weight and that I need to lose wieght. I told her I do not eat alot and give her a round figure of what I eat for dinner and what not. I was going to the gym but I would get very light headed and dizzy and I was told to stop going. I walk to work and home from work to get excersise that way.. I was told that can cause a miscarriage! because the body temp gets to high and the blood flow to the fetus can drop. When I walk I have lower belly pains but I shrug it off as being unfit. I also have asthma, Which I have had since I was born. I have asthma attacks since I got pregnant and that scares me. Anyways when talking to the doctors on how to lose weight she says to change my diet and start excersise is unhealthy for the fetus. Its like no matter what I tr and do the doctors tell me its wrong and they put me down about my weight. I have always been big before I got pregnant until I was 16 weeks I was in a size 16 jeans. Now I am in a size 18!! I can get my 16s on but they cant fit over my belly nomore. I just need eatting advice :( I'm told to lose weight or my baby will be to fat or i will miscarry. But how can I lose weight when I freakin gain weight no matter what I do?!

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3 years ago
lol its suppose to be snack**** i type to fast ..sorry
3 years ago
Well the thing is to do a diet that would not harm your baby in anyway! Like drink water, eat veggies, eat fruit!! And a i've heard of some product named herbalife and if helps you lose wieght and maintains your baby healthy! Those are the best ways cause other then that you can't loose wieght because it will affect your baby! Well good luck too you! And eat healthy too avoid a miscarriage! (Don't stress alot cus it could also affect your pregnancy)
3 years ago
There's no other way for me too write back so i did on this msg lol! Well the truth i have forgoten lately since i'm taking pills to loose wieght but it hit me again today lol because thinking about theres a possibility i could get prego and im on theses pills and the last thing i want to do is to harm the baby we've always wanted thats if i'm prego!
3 years ago
I'm really disappointed in your doctor. When you're pregnant it's too late to go on a weight-loss diet. If the doctor is unsupportive and puts you down about your weight, maybe you should see a different doctor. Every book and all the information you can find on being overweight and pregnant says that you should not start an exercise regime when becoming pregnant, just continue what you were doing before, but at a slower pace if needed. If you are gasping for breath or if your heart rate is high it's not good for your baby. I was a size 20/22 when I became pregnant with my first, and was about the same size when this pregnancy (20 weeks) started. I have been overwight for what seems like forever. For my 1st pregnancy, and so far for this 2nd one, my weight stayed pretty consistent at 245 lbs. (Can't believe I'm sharing that!) In the last month of my 1st I gained 5 lbs. I didn't try to lose weight while pregnant. Even though I was overweight my dr. was concerned that I wasn't gaining any weight. I just made sure I ate a healthy diet (I did not go hungry at all), I drank plenty of water, and kept my exercise to easy walking. Regardless of your weight you shouldn't be "dieting" while pregnant. Eat right, don't overload the carbs, sugar or fat and you're fine. Get plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Eat whole grains when going for carbs. Even someone who is overweight is advised that they can gain 10-15 lbs while pregnant. Some food suggestions: real oatmeal (not from the package) with blueberries (I sweeten with a smidge of brown sugar and stevia) have an egg on the side to get some protein with it; or other high fiber cereals to fill you up. Have a yogurt with fruit for a snack. Keep carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and other veggies on hand for snacks too. Have grilled or baked chicken with a sweet potato for dinner. Because of the different proportions of a pregnant body, a size gain should not concern you. With a pregnant belly you can't truly judge your clothing size. You could possibly wear size 16 maternity clothes without trouble. (JC Penny on-line has a good selection of maternity clothes in all sizes.) You didn't share how much weight you've gained so far during this pregnancy. If it truly is a crazy amount than perhaps you should be watching your calorie count a little to try and maintain your weight, but not lose any. Losing weight can be hard work, and you don't want to hurt your baby. If your doctor can't offer specific suggestions for what to do, then they need to stop complaining about the weight. I hope some of this helps you!
3 years ago
Another thing to keep in mind is that WHAT you eat matters just as much or more than HOW MUCH you eat. For example, a salad from McDonalds is not nearly as healthy as a salad you make at home. Quality matters :)
3 years ago
my weight gain so far has been freakin 35 lbs.To start I was at 235lbs or so. Im not sure because I never worried about my weight number just my pants size lol.I am very worried for the healthy of my baby and myself, But I dont feel I eat unhealthy. I eat plenty of veggies and fruits.For breakfast when I do eat I eat an egg with a slice o bread.Or a bowl of cereal with 2% milk.I used to eat fried chicken because thats the only way my husband would eat it, but I found out the fattie oils was bad for me and the baby I started baking my chicken. I havent ate friend foods since speaking to my dr. I only bake my foods.I eat chicken mostly, and sometimes I will eat beef but not often because red meat makes me feel sick to mys tomach.I dont eat fish just because I cant handle the smell, And I dont eat prok because of my religion.I eat bread with every meal but not alot. Like one piece of arabic bread. I drink at least 5-6 bottles of water a day and 2 glasses of 2% milk.I just dont know how this weight is coming so fast. I try to figure it out and I cant.. Im not sure if its because of all the stress and depression I was recently put through, When my husband left me for a month for someone smaller and not pregnant. and because my so called mother aunt and her kids started rumors and drama with me for no reason (and I mean NO reason)..and I was stressful before I started working recetly because I was worring about paying bills and supporting my son, because I never know if my husband will leave me again.He still makes me feel horrible about my weight gain and stays away from me in public..Its like my drs or family are supprorting me and its making me feel very bad about myself and I just want to lose this weight :(
3 years ago
cut out all salt and high sodium foods you can be having alot of water gain also i am a plus size female and 28 weeks pregnant i develop high blood preesure early on in my pregnancy so i change my eating habits when i was 9 weeks pregnant so far i have lost 15 lbs my doctor is not worry about it because i am over weight it is just because i started to eat right and he feels as the baby is doing good eat breads high in fiber whole wheats cut out all salt and sodium and watch what kind of cereal u eat i been eating a bowl of multi grain cherrioes and a bananna every morning sometimes a wheat bagel with light cream cheese i also started to eat alot of yogurt you want to get the fat free ones which i get at target by archer farms brands also eggs are good for you once in awhile just poach it with a wheat toast i also started eating alot of salads and hold on the dressing u can buy a sprizter salad dressing by wishbone they have few calories i also drink alot of water mostly water i use to drink a cup of coffe every morning know i drink maybe 2 cups a week but decaff and i also got my family to help with some changes for dinner like whole grain wheat pasta Mrs Dash seasoning has become my best friend when making dishes that need season great with baking chicken they have a chiptole seasoning just remember to pull off the skin on the chicken for yourself before you cook it, beleive me i have been their i am plus size woman i wear size 22 and never thought to diet before you have to think of it as not a diet but a lifestyle change on your eating habits also only eating 2 meals a day slower your rate to lose weight threw in eating some fruit or baby carrots or yorgut in between meals and plenty of water good luck
3 years ago
First of all I am very sorry to hear that your husband left you. That is a horrible thing to have to deal with even if you aren't pregnant. I hate to hear that your family isn't supportive either. Support is very important in ensuring a woman is comfortable and happy during the pregnancy. Have you had your sugar test done? I know thats a random question but I think that can cause unexplainable weight gains. Plus that would make your baby bigger. If not and you are far enough along then you should have it checked to make sure thats not the cause. I would like to whole heartedly suggest you find a new dr that will be supportive and caring. You don't want to have to endure the whole rest of your pregnancy dealing with a rude, inconsiderate, insensitive dr. I would hate to hear of you doing that. I think every woman should be pampered and treated like queen of the world while they are pregnant (of course I do live in the real world and know first hand thats not going to happen lol). Your dr should atleast be on your side though trying to help you figure out what is going on instead of criticizing you. I truly hope things change for you and you don't have to worry about your husband and you get the support you need. Good luck! :)
3 years ago
First, I have never heard of any doctor telling a pregnant woman to diet or lose weight. You should expect to gain between 20-30 pounds during pregnancy. Just because you gain weight during pregnancy doesn't mean you will have a fat baby. That is a complete fallacy.Second, having a well balanced, nutritious diet is key. Eating plenty of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, staying hydrated, and not starving yourself is most important. Do not skip meals! Your baby will take the nutrients it needs from your body, and if you are not restoring those nutrients you will become deficient. This will in turn starve your baby of the nutrients it needs.Third, walking during pregnancy is a great form of low-impact exercise. Miscarriage is highly unlikely, unless you have previous issues and your doctor has told you to not walk. Another fun way to get a good, low impact workout is prenatal yoga. It is great for stretching, energy, and toning muscle (by the way, building muscle burns fat more effectively than dieting). Yoga is also relaxing and helps the body prepare for childbirth. Just get a dvd from any store and do it at home when you have time.Finally, your body is doing an amazing thing, growing a beautiful bundle of joy! The job you have is creating a healthy environment for your child, inside of you. Take every pound and celebrate it! You will have plenty of time after having the baby to lose the weight.Like you I am a size 16 at my thinnest.  With each of my four pregnancies I gained 25 pounds, wearing a size 20 postnatal. The weight will go away. Just enjoy this time where you have a perfectly viable reason to not diet. Perhaps, if you are still not happy, find a different nutritionist. One who works specifically with pregnant women.
1 year ago
HI! First off all im very sorry for your situation. But there is hope so dont give up! Best way to lose weight is "the coffee diet". It works for everyone.You should eat 2-3 apples per day and drink around 3 coffee per day.Coffee should be black - no milk no sugar. Don't worry you get used to the tast and it's very addictive and it lowers your apetite.you should eat just once a day the real meal - i recommend lunch. Before and after lunch go for a walk for at least 30 min. So you burn those calories.And you should be in toilet 2-3 times per day with this diet.I lost 2 kg every week with this diet after trying it for 1 month.And lost 20 kg in 5 months. I hope you manage to lose some weight :) Good luck! -------------------------------Visit us:  http://www.pregnancymiraclebylisaolson.com

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