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Hi i have just found out that i am 6 weeks pregnant i still want to lose weight i am eating around 1200 a day advice please cos i still want to exercise and lose weight but i dont want to harm the baby either

i bike for an hour a day 3 days a week and run around my little girl too

am i eating enough????

doing to much exercise???

 

Edited Feb 01 2012 02:56 by coach_k
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How much do you weigh? While obstetricians are no longer recommending that very obese people GAIN weight during pregnancy, the thought is still that you likely shouldn't lose, either. YOU MUST eat more than 1200 calories (and I am not someone who feels that way about everyone) or you will face consequences.

This is a case where I say definitely get input from a physician before continuing a weightloss plan.

No, you're not eating enough.

You need to speak to your OB before you attempt this.

Edit: Based off stats you posted previously, you maintain on close to 3,000 calories. Eating less than half of that is considered starvation. Doing that while pregnant is a no-no.

Original Post by tammyhughes75:

Hi i have just found out that i am 6 weeks pregnant i still want to lose weight i am eating around 1200 a day advice please cos i still want to exercise and lose weight but i dont want to harm the baby either

i bike for an hour a day 3 days a week and run around my little girl too

am i eating enough????

doing to much exercise???

 


I don't think you're supposed to lose weight while pregnant.

Ask your doctor how many calories to have, but don't they generally say one needs to have about 500 extra calories per day for a pregnancy?

I think you picked a bad time to diet, though.

 

I don't think you should try to lose weight. I don't mean go crazy and eat everything that's what I did and I gained 65 lbs : / but definitely talk to your doctor. He/she should be able to tell you approximately what you should be eating as far as calories go. Just make sure you eat lots of fruits veggies protein and whole wheat. Congratulations!!! And good luck to you.

I would definitely talk to your OB before going on a diet. You need to make sure you are eating sufficient nutrients for your baby.  Also, I would make sure that the exercise you are doing is appropriate.

For the baby you have to eat more and ask your Dr first bit most will tell you that you can do any exercises you Sid before getting pregnant. Good luck!!
i dont think its the best option but if you had say 1800-2000 a day( you only need about 250 extra AFtER 5 months)? you probably wouldnt gain which would be best

moderate exercise if fine for during a healthy pregnancy with no problems..but you cant diet unless you want to cause permanent damage to your baby. Your baby is in the stage where it needs food to build it's brain, bones, nerves..everything basically. Limiting your nutrients may cause learning disabilities or worse.

You might be eating enough food for you, but youre basically starving your fetus.

Do your baby a favor and talk to your doctor.

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Please talk to you doctor. It is not safe to be on a diet while you are pregnant unless you are closely supervised by a doctor

The Bradley method promotes a "diet" which they claim is very beneficial to the formation of your baby's house it will be living in for the next 34 weeks (your uterus), and its brain.  It is NOT a weightloss diet, but very high in protein. You still need to pay attention to what you eat to ensure you are getting enough nutrients without lots of empty carbs, so Calorie Count can be very useful for that purpose.

Just lose weight later; you can seriously compromise your baby's health and future by reducing calories now.

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Here is an excellent article from webmd.

http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/eating-right- when-pregnant

30+ years ago, I followed Weight Watchers (for pregnancy).  One month after delivery of my beautiful and healthy 7 lb, 12 oz baby girl, I weighed 5 pounds less than I did prior to becoming pregnant.  I did not have issues with high blood pressure like I did with my first child.  I actually wore my pre-pregnancy clothes home when I was discharged from the hospital.   

As long as you are eating sensibly and providing the extra nutrients needed for the developing baby, everything will be just fine.  Please, check with your ob/gyn.

Congratulations to you!

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what are you doing?! youre going to need all and more of what ever you eat. this could cause serious defects and complications
Hey. I am not an ob but I am certain that the goal of pregnancy is to gain weight. You should take your pre pregnancy weight into consideration and consult a nutritionist and Obstetrician regarding appropriate weight gain during pregnancy.

People amaze me... and that's all I am going to say for fear of being kicked off the site.

Agree with post right above me. Tithe poster please don't try to do this now eat for your baby you can lose after. This is a very bad idea... U will do damage to your baby if u don't eat healthy and more the. U r used too. The baby needs the nutrients....
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