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03/10/2013 at 08:49
Before I got pregnant OH and I joined the gym, took all our measurements and began going about 4 times a week on average. I wanted to lose weight (as have a lot to lose!) but i wanted to cement in the concept of regular exercise and have a 'lifestyle change' if you will. So i didnt really pay attention to what I ate, i wasn't eating badly but my dinner portions weren't what they should be. I cheated in the first week and weighed myself to see i had lost 2lb without even dieting. I promised H i wouldnt check again until weigh day. That was on sunday, I've only lost 3 inches all over but I was still happy with that, smaller is smaller! I gained 5lb - from my start weight! so 7lb from the first weeek check in which was lower! how?! I'm now larger than when i started the blooming thing
Is it safe to diet when pregnant? I'm about 2 stone heavier than my previous heaviest (hence starting at the gym). I'm gutted that I'm 5lb heavier and its killing me the thought of not being able to do anything about it.
I used to do Rosemary Conley so have all my portion pots and books and stuff. They start you on 1200 for 2 weeks and then increase that to 1400 for 2 weeks and I think you settle at around 1500-1600 for the rest of your time. Provided I'm eating lots of fruit and veg is there any harm in me doing the diet? Essentially I'll only be cutting out the junk food i shouldnt be eating and the volume of carbs i currently eat.
also i'm not far along AT ALL. I'm 5 weeks. I have my midwife appt next week and I'm going to ask her about food and diet properly but wanted to check that I was ok to act on it this week and not wait.
03/10/2013 at 10:41
If you're 5 LB heavier now and the thought of that is already killing you, you're in for a real shock.
A healthy varied diet is recommended, of course it is, but to actively diet, and to follow a specific weight loss programme? I can't imagine that would be. I had to follow a strict low carb low sugar diet but that was medically necessary due to gestational diabetes.
03/10/2013 at 10:43
I am doing slimming world which is the only diet recommended by midwifes apparently and they are very happy for me to continue doing it throughout my pregnancy :) good luck with your weightloss x
03/10/2013 at 10:48
I know you can do Slimming world in pregnancy as long as you have permission form your MW. the plan is about satisfying hunger by making 'good' choices rather than weight loss. I think you get extra allowances for calcium rich foods and fibre to help keep you and baby healthy. it says it's supported by The Royal College of Midwives
gestational diabetes is one of my fears because I am already overweight.
I'm not shocked about 5lb as such, but 5lb when i'm only 5 weeks is far too large and not in anyway baby related - it must just be overeating.
I'm just going to cut the crap and eat clean and healthy this week and not calorie count. When i weighed myself this morning it was .9lbs so i think i also had the shock factor of being closer to the next stone bracket which threw me into extreme action mode.
I had a look at the slimming world vegetarian 7 day trial. Might give it a go if i dont feel any healthier next week
03/10/2013 at 10:54
You shouldn't "diet" during pregnancy, you should eat healthily. If you are eating right you shouldn't gain any weight anyway. I don't think you should be eating so far under your calorie allowance.
I see a woman about my weight as I'm quite overweight, she recommends that you eat to your calorie allowance, but fill it with varied and healthy food. She allows 100 cals per day for anything 'unhealthy'.
I've actually lost over a stone from my start weight and I'm 20 weeks now, but I have been terribly ill for the last 12 weeks. I saw her this morning and I've lost 2 kilos in 2 weeks and she wasn't very happy really, but as I'm still ill there's not much that I can do.
03/10/2013 at 12:25
Thanks OB - My day is fairly basic - Cereal, Banana, Salad for lunch, its my evenings when i snack a lot. I guess if i get my evening meal in check i should then be ok. I just worry the midwife will be horrible about the fact i'm overweight.
Hope you feel better soon.
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