Gaining weight during pregnancy?

November 16, 2011 15:47
Gaining weight during pregnancy?

We have bought up and most of us are even living in such a atmosphere where a thought of ‘Eat a lot, eat everything you can during pregnancy, for a healthy baby’, has been inculcated in our minds. And we follow the same. Right from the day of our pregnancy confirmation and even up to one year after our delivery, we eat almost everything and as a result, lot of fat would grow in our body. To reduce the same is a toughest task. Well, there are some Woman who are blessed with lots of free time, convenient budget and a body that can be transformed as per their wish as and when they want. But, just like me and you, who cannot lose weight the sooner we gain and need to work out harder, it is very necessary for us to keep an eye on controlling our weight, be it before, during and post pregnancy. By now, we are matured enough to know what is a reality and what is a myth, it is purely a myth that you are supposed to eat everything during pregnancy. It is all about eating right and eating health. So, for healthy and beautiful you, even during pregnancy, here are some suggestions that can help you to plan your weight and diet regime;

First and foremost, make healthy food choices for both meals and snacks. Include a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, whole grains, dairy products and milk in your diet every day. When you are planning your menus, be sure to include foods from each of these food groups at every meal. Pay attention to calcium, protein and iron, which are very important for your baby. Take your prenatal vitamins as recommended by your health care provider.

Cut out the chips and soda for snacks, this is nothing good but just unhealthy. These are full of empty calories, sugar and fat. Choose healthy snacks, such as yogurt, carrot sticks, granola, fresh fruit or string cheese. Healthy foods will help you feel full and ensure your baby is getting the nutrients needed for healthy growth. If you work, pack a bag with healthy snacks to keep at your desk. This will keep you away from the vending machines in the afternoon. If you are at home, keep fresh vegetables peeled and ready to eat in the refrigerator for a quick snack.

Try to exercise for at least thirty minutes a day, three to four days a week. Exercise is safe for most pregnant women. Talk to your doctor to be sure it’s safe for you to exercise before you begin any routine. Drink plenty of water to stay well hydrated before, during and after your workout.

Choose an activity that you enjoy. If you like what you are doing, you are more likely to exercise. Low impact forms of exercise are generally considered safe for pregnant women. Some good low impact exercise ideas include prenatal yoga, swimming and walking. When you begin to exercise, start off slow. You can increase your intensity and extend your time spent exercising gradually.

And yes, always keep in mind; it is very important to get all the required nutrition to us… So, eat healthy!

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