You want to lose weight but you just found out you’re pregnant. Well, the bad news is that now is not the time to work on weight loss. The good news? You don’t need to gain more than 15 pounds during your pregnancy. If you are overweight to begin with, then the recommended weight gain during the next nine months is less than 15 pounds, and considering that about 10 pounds come out when the baby is born, it’s possible that you’ll only have about 5 pounds to lose of pregnancy weight before you go on your initially planned weight loss plan.
Some doctors even recommend that women who are really obese work hard during pregnancy to maintain their body weight, or even to lose weight.
Follow these safe diet tips to ensure optimal weight gain and optimal health for you and your baby.
1. Change your attitude. Just because you’re pregnant it doesn’t mean that you get free reign of the junk food isle. If you already have a weight problem, then you should focus on picturing your body after your pregnancy—you don’t want to struggle with an addition 30 or 40 pounds, do you? Focus on health, not indulgence.Read »