I have already lost 21lbs through a healthy eating group and im 18 wks pregnant is it safe to continue ?
Topic: I have already lost 21lbs through a healthy eating group and im 18 wks pregnant is it safe to continue ?
October 18, 2019 / By Moriah Question:
I was 14stone 5lbs wen I started now I am 12 stone 12lbs, I lost most of this weight as I couldn't eat or drink due to morning sickness. Now my appetite is kinda returning slowly but surely lol, I am scared of putting it on, Id like to keep losing weight responsibly during my pregnancy but I'm not sure if this is possible or safe ! Even though its through a healthy eating program !
Best Answers: I have already lost 21lbs through a healthy eating group and im 18 wks pregnant is it safe to continue ?
Lizbeth | 1 day ago
You should not worry about losing weight during a pregnancy, Eat healthy and concentrate on the baby, worry about losing weight after the baby is born.
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Originally Answered: So I'm 190lbs, have lost 20 lbs and an now pregnant, cam I stol keep losing weight while pregnant?
Well done for losing that weight!
I think it's possible to lose weight if you just continue what you've been doing - i.e. sounds like healthy living, rather than extreme dieting etc? The baby will be getting enough nutrients if you eat healthily, and it's also good to keep doing the same amount of exercise as you were doing before you got pregnant.
I guess I think it's just not good to be actively trying to lose weight, as opposed to having a healthy lifestyle (and losing weight as a result of that). Does that make sense?
It's probably important to put on some weight for the pregnancy though so don't be disappointed if you do, you should have plenty of motivation to lose weight after the baby is born (to be a good role model) so just don't beat yourself up about it if you do put on weight.
Hope this helps and good luck!
It is never healthy or safe to TRY to lose weight during pregnancy after the first trimester. Many women lose weight during the first trimester because of morning sickness, but this is not an excuse to TRY losing weight. Women of your weight will gain less during pregnancy than women in the "healthy" weight range, and if you are dedicated to eating healthy without scrimping on protein and the nutrients your body needs to maintain itself and a pregnancy, then you might actually lose a little bit through the second trimester as well. Because I don't know your height, I can't say what weight range you're in, but I'm guessing you're overweight at this point, not obese. Even obese women can expect to gain a little during pregnancy, typically during the third trimester when the baby is gaining the most weight. Don't feel bad though if you end up gaining during the second trimester as well, however. If you are eating healthy and getting a bit of exercise, your weight gain will be normal and healthy for you and your baby.
Your healthy eating program is probably not for pregnant women, but if it is, I'd love to hear about it and get a link or something. Eating healthy while you're pregnant is different than eating healthy any other time. Your dietary needs are different because you have to support a growing fetus as well as maintain yourself. Eating healthy during pregnancy is the best way to do it anyhow, so long as the healthy eating program is geared toward pregnancy. Talk with your healthy eating group and find out what changes you should make for your pregnancy.
So... you shouldn't be TRYING to lose weight while you are pregnant, but so long as you are eating healthy, with your pregnancy needs in mind, you might just lose a little more weight before you start healthily gaining for your pregnancy. If you don't lose any more weight though, that's still a good thing. If you are "overweight," you should still gain 15-25 pounds during pregnancy, and if you are "obese" you should still gain at least 15 pounds during pregnancy. This is considered the healthy weight-gain. So... if you're "overweight," you just might gain back all the weight you've already lost in the healthy eating group, and that would be great.
Remember that eating healthy while pregnant will mean that you will have an easier time losing excess weight and pregnancy weight after birth, especially if you're breastfeeding. (I was 25 pounds overweight when I got pregnant with my son, I gained about 15 pounds through my pregnancy, and lost all of it within about 6 months just from eating healthy and breastfeeding). Also remember, when you are breastfeeding, your body will have different needs than it did when you were pregnant or before you got pregnant, so you'll need to keep these in mind for your healthy eating plan too.
You should never feel like you're starving while you're pregnant. It can be hard to feel like you're getting enough food during pregnancy, but eating healthy will help you get what you need and help you feel full.
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first you are pregnant-expect to gain some weight. If you are losing it because you are not able to eat due to morning sickness then that is a different thing then dieting and not eating. You should be eating a healthy filling diet for your babies sake. Im not saying you need to gain 50 pounds or anything but you should be thinking about the baby's needs right now before the fact that you just dont want to gain weight. You can always lose it again AFTER you have the baby.
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Eating healthy during pregnancy is never a bad idea. As long as you're not eliminating any food groups, or dropping below 1,200 calories (which would be raised during pregnancy. Your doctor can recommend a healthy amount of calories for you to stick to).
Many over weight women don't gain a pound during pregnancy. Some women gain 5, some 25, and some 65. As long as your eating healthy, taking your prenatals, drinking plenty of water, and exercising, I don't see any harm in following a healthy eating program.
Log your diet for a couple weeks and bring it to your Ob at your next appointment and see what he or she has to say about it.
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News Flash: This isn't about you anymore. If you couldn't eat due to morning sickness then that's one thing... but now that you feel better you need to make an effort to gain. You are supposed to gain weight now, not lose it! This is for the health of your child. You can worry about losing weight after the baby is born. To continue to diet for the purpose of losing weight during your pregnancy is the height of self-centeredness and isn't something a good, responsible mother would do. Your precious program can help you lose the weight afterwards.
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Originally Answered: I need a healthy eating menu plan, I'm so lost and overweight :(?
Consider EVERYTHING the person above me wrote. I know more about weight lifting and exercise than i do actual foods. I obviously know which foods are good and bad for you, but you should have a general sense of direction. You should know Mcdonalds and fried foods are going to murder you in the long run.
First off, building muscle requires a lot of protein. Getting some protein shakes wouldn't be a bad idea. You'll also need carbohydrates. Contrary to popular belief, you can't live without these. Your body's main source of energy comes from carbs. You just need to limit how many you take in, and how much you eat.
You basically need to get involved in activity's that keep you moving, yet your brain off of eating. You should ultimately be too busy to eat.
Some people get WAY too serious when they first start off, don't expect to run 2 miles straight. Infact walking is actually very healthy, and isn't very hard to do.
Walking 2 miles shouldn't take you more than a half hour, along with some other simple exercises...you shouldn't spend more than an hour a day doing stuff.. other ways you can help is by avoiding elevators. Take the stairs, instead of driving or taking a bus, walk.
There are even clubs out their that get you into healthy eating and exercising. You have a group to support you and work with.
Whatever you do, don't give up. Make a goal, and keep up with it. It's not to say that you have to give up your favorite foods, just burn more than you consume. Physics are on your side if you follow that rule.
Weight lifting is very good also for burning fat. Get a lifting buddy/partner. Set 3-4 days out of the week to go lifting. The best part about weight lifting is, you don't really have to be a certain body type to start, or be good at it....but it can substantially burn fat/calories, while giving you muscle. You'll also notice exercising and weight lifting will give you a boost in energy. You'll be a lot more active without stimulants, such as coffee and energy drinks.
Good luck, and remember, the best, ABSOLUTE best way to succeed is to keep a positive and good attitude. Don't get discouraged, and don't give up. You can shave 40 pounds off realistically in 5 months. And that's a healthy way. Even faster with harder work. I've seen it done.