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    I've done some research and have found out that whey protein shakes are ok during pregnancy. I might ask my doctor about this to confirm, but that would be fantastic to control cravings and to have instead of snacking

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsagirl2012 View Post
    Ok so Ive started my second trimester and am finding it a little hard to control my weight. I fell pregnant while overweight and my body is going crazy with wanting food! I try to be as healthy as possible but my weight is ballooning.

    Has anyone successfully and healthily lost weight while pregnant, and what did you do?
    May I ask why u want to lose weight while pregnant? You are supposed to put on weight. You are supposed to eat a little more than usual. Why not wait until after u have bub to try and lose weight?? Please consider having a big chat with your GP and/or OB before pursuing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobsmamma View Post
    May I ask why u want to lose weight while pregnant? You are supposed to put on weight. You are supposed to eat a little more than usual. Why not wait until after u have bub to try and lose weight?? Please consider having a big chat with your GP and/or OB before pursuing this.
    When you are overweight and pregnant it is recommended that you put on as little weight as possible and if you are eating a healthy balanced diet loosing weight is not a problem.
    With my last pregnancy I lost 20kg in the last trimester because of gallstones and having to really be careful with what I eat.
    I wouldn't "diet" while pregnant but eating and doing some light exercise will benefit both you and the baby.

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    I lost about 20kg in my first pregnancy. Partly because of morning sickness and partly because I was eating well.
    My ob told me at the beginning that it would be ideal to try and maintain my weight but was quite happy with the weight loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobsmamma View Post
    May I ask why u want to lose weight while pregnant? You are supposed to put on weight. You are supposed to eat a little more than usual. Why not wait until after u have bub to try and lose weight?? Please consider having a big chat with your GP and/or OB before pursuing this.
    If you are overweight by a lot its actually better to not put on weight and if you lose some as well thats fine. putting on weight when you are already overweight when pregnant is not good for you or bubs

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    I seemed to put on a lot of weight (could have been water) in the first 8 weeks. At my first middy appt I was 86.4 (and I had lost masses of weight just before xmas) and that was at 9 weeks. At my last appointment at 14w I had only put on another 500gm. I have scaled down my eating though. Tried to eat more soups and homemade stuff, less bread, more water, more fruit etc... still eating enough but not bad things. Pumpkin soup is amazing and filling so I try to eat stuff that is good but will fill me up without being dreadful for me.

    My slow cooker has been my saviour. I chuck the vege in at night (or meat or whatever I am cooking) then in the morning take some for lunch and dinner is ready! then I just package up the rest for lunches for the rest of the week. I have to be organised or my eating goes to pieces. And I get constipated!

    I haven't been able to exercise much due to tiredness, nausea and sprained disc in back so eating properly was the only way I could do it.

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    I am inspired and determined not to get GD. With my BMI I am at a higher risk.
    Eating healthier starting today and looking to get alot more active too. Trying to eat more wholesome foods from the ground and natural ingredients, things I can pronounce and once lived. Cutting out processed sugars and high fat additives like cream and cheese.

    Cross fingers I can maintain a steady weight for the next 25weeks and if I happen to loose a few kgs along the way then even better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadeWithLove View Post
    I am inspired and determined not to get GD. With my BMI I am at a higher risk.
    Eating healthier starting today and looking to get alot more active too. Trying to eat more wholesome foods from the ground and natural ingredients, things I can pronounce and once lived. Cutting out processed sugars and high fat additives like cream and cheese.

    Cross fingers I can maintain a steady weight for the next 25weeks and if I happen to loose a few kgs along the way then even better!
    Don't be upset if you are still diagnosed with GD despite your great efforts - eating healthy is good regardless. With DD I ate whatever I wanted and then some, gained almost 30kgs - all clear for GD. This time I was determined to keep my weight gain within the typical range so was eating a lot better, a lot less and had gained a lot less weight - yet diagnosed with GD! Thankfully I'm managing it through diet with no problems so far, but pre-existing factors (eg. diabetes in family, PCOS) sadly outweighed any concious efforts I'd been making!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBid View Post
    If you are overweight by a lot its actually better to not put on weight and if you lose some as well thats fine. putting on weight when you are already overweight when pregnant is not good for you or bubs
    I completely agree with this. But I took some of the above posts to mean they were consciously trying to lose weight whilst pregnant? I lost weight with both my pregnancies but i certainly wasn't trying to. I had insulin dependent GD with both.
    I would just hate to see a first time, impressionable mum to see these posts and think its ok to diet while pregnant. Especially without talking to their GP or OB first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadeWithLove View Post
    I am inspired and determined not to get GD. With my BMI I am at a higher risk.
    Eating healthier starting today and looking to get alot more active too. Trying to eat more wholesome foods from the ground and natural ingredients, things I can pronounce and once lived. Cutting out processed sugars and high fat additives like cream and cheese.

    Cross fingers I can maintain a steady weight for the next 25weeks and if I happen to loose a few kgs along the way then even better!
    I know someone already mentioned it in an above post, but I also wanted to say that despite having a great healthy diet and exercising, some people are predisposed to GD. I'm one of them I also have a good friend that has always been super healthy, exercised, very slim, and has had GD with all her pregnancies.
    It really does suck stupid hormones!


 

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