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The Best Ways of Losing Weight during Pregnancy - Exercises and a Healthy Diet

By Edited May 28, 2016 1 1

Losing weight during pregnancy is not generally recommended as some of the weight gained is as a result growth of the fetus. However, it is not only the fetus that makes a pregnant woman to gain weight but also several other conditions which come with the pregnancy, such as an  increase in general body fluids, maternal fats, breast, placenta just but to mention. This justifies the weight gain during pregnancy though you should not ignore weight gain completely just because you are pregnant. For instance, if the weight gain is abnormally high and it is likely to cause obesity, it should not be ignored. Most women who were on weight loss programs and stopped the programs on becoming pregnant are most affected or those who change their eating habits due to pregnancy. Most mothers are known to lose weight early during the pregnancy and increase so much just as the second trimester begins.

During pregnancy the normal body mass index, BMI which is a correlation between the height and body mass should be less than 29. If it however goes beyond 29, the mother could be obese and the higher the value is, the more danger of obesity the mother is in. A normal BMI value should be between 18 and 25.  One of the most easy and recommended method of dealing with obesity for expectant mothers is exercising. Getting in a regular workout program will help you cut down the excess weight you have gained quickly. The exercises have other benefits like reducing the blood pressure, risk of becoming diabetic, as well as diminish the effect of asthma. You should target to lose just a few pound of weight.

By exercising, losing weight during pregnancy will be very easy as all you need is to do is to get into a good workout program that is not harmful to your pregnancy. You should take some precautions so as not to get into cutting down weight by violent and vigorous exercises. A regular exercise program which takes between 30 and 45 minutes will be good enough in ensuring that you stay healthy. Consider things like taking walks, lifting light masses which are less than five pounds, swimming as well as biking. All the exercises should be done after consulting a doctor.

Other than exercises, you should consider losing weight not by dieting but eating a healthy diet. Ensure you have a good food diary that will give you the calories that your body requires. Other than following your diary, you should also eat valuable foods like lots of fruits and vegetables, good protein while reducing on the junk food you eat. Healthy eating will have great results on losing weight without starving yourself. Also remember not to try losing weight by depriving yourself as this will affect your baby and cause a serious health hazards.

Some women who are prone from developing gestational diabetes should be advised to consider getting into losing weight during pregnancy as it comes with many benefits. One of the benefits is that the effect of this condition is minimized if weight is lost. The patients should be advised to continually do exercises as they use  a healthy diet for diabetic people. It is very important however for mothers suffering from this condition to always seek advice of the physicians before trying on anything new.  



Oct 3, 2011 4:08pm
Though you are losing your shape, it does not mean you need to start losing weight by risky methods that will harm your child. Try the safe methods of losing weight during pregnant and you will notice quick results.
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