On Losing Weight While Pregnant
as all to-be-mothers and mothers say, is one of the best experiences
of life. A tiny life cradled and growing within you - nothing
can replace the feeling of elation that comes with this god-gifted
situation. And therefore it is your duty to keep your body fit
and well during this special time. Many a time obesity poses a
major problem for expecting mothers and losing weight then becomes
a very important requirement to prevent diseases like gestational
diabetes, muscle cramps or cardiac problems. Below are listed
a few tips on losing weight while pregnant but always remember
that any attempt at shedding the pounds when you are pregnant
must be done with your doctor's advice in tow.
Keep a watch on your diet
In pregnancy, your diet is the main key to you and your baby's
good health. Make sure that is good, well balanced and nutritious.
Strike out excess sugar/salt, processed foods/sodas and fast food
from your platter. Include more of organic meat, fruits and vegetables
into your diet. Chicken is a good option as it is lean and fat
free. You can get your calcium from low-cal yoghurt and skimmed
milk. Avoid fish which has high mercury content. Stop mindless
snacking and indulge in other interesting activities when you
have a craving for untimely food.
Do moderate exercise
Join a pregnancy exercise class and do approved exercises like
stretching and low impact aerobics. Invest in a good and comfortable
pair of walking shoes and go for regular walks. Apart from helping
you lose weight, this also helps to eliminate cramps and pains
from your strained muscles.
Eat every 2-3 hours
Feeding your body every 2-3 hours is the new age mantra to control
cravings and indulge in healthy foods more often. This keeps your
metabolism ticking and holds your blood sugar at a consistent
level. Naturally you are less inclined to grab high calorie snacks
during the day.
Take adequate rest
Taking adequate rest is as important as visiting the doctor for
check-up. Spending leisure hours, sleeping for 8 -10 hours and
taking small power naps can help you to stay calm and relaxed
Any attempt at losing weight while pregnant must always be preceded
by the doctor's approval and advice. Safety and good health is
of more importance than rapid weight loss, and you must ensure
that you go about it in the right way to avoid harming your unborn
child in any way.