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Healthy eating and weight loss

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hey ladies, talk to me about weight loss during pregnancy.. To be very clear I am NOT trying to lose weight at all! I've started eating a lot more raw fruits and veggies and have reduced my grain intake (something I tend to overeat and eat too often) and I've lost a little weight. I feel great and have had so much more energy since doing this. I did start this pregnancy 25 lbs over my normal pre-preg weight, so I do have some extra blubber. Has this happened to anyone else? Is it something I should be concerned about? Thanks!

post #2 of 5

I lost 5 lbs in the first trimester and at week 12 I'm finally back at my pre-preg weight but that's just the usual dip that happens and not to do with diet as I have been keeping my diet pretty much the same maybe eating a bit more frequently. I'm a little surprised that I didn't gain the suggested 2-5lbs but I feel pretty good so I'm thinking everything is fine. Will get to ask my Dr tomorrow what he thinks. I think losing due to changing dietary habits is probably pretty common though it's something to be careful with. Might want to check in with your midwife/dr about the amount and make sure it's not too fast or too much. Those are my thoughts coming from an athletics coach anyway ;). There are some much more qualified women on here who probably have some good feedback for you too.   

post #3 of 5

I lost weight initially with my first 2 pregnancies and started those out about 15-20lbs heavier than this pregnancy.

I don't remember how much I lost, but I'm pretty sure it was less than 10 lbs.  I didn't have severe morning sickness and once the initial massive fetal cell division was over I started gaining again.  This was also around the same time the ms got better and my appetite increased.  Then I had no trouble at all gaining.


I wouldn't worry unless you're having severe morning sickness that doesn't go away after the 1st trimester.  Then I would talk to a doc about what you can do to control the ms.

post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks for sharing your experiences and advice! I am 13+1 now and had gained a few lbs by 12 weeks (also my morning sickness has been gone for 3-4 weeks). I've been changing my eating habits in the last week and that is when the weight loss started occurring. This is new for me, in my last pregnancy I had gained 10 lbs by this point and in all my pregnancies 20 lbs by 20 weeks. I can ask my midwife what she thinks. thumb.gif

post #5 of 5

I lost weight during my last pregnancy, and actually left the hospital 10 lbs lighter than I was before I got pregnant. I'd gained 10 lbs during pregnancy, and lost 20 day of birth. I think it's because I eat healthier when Im pregnant, and dont drink beer. For how big DH and I are, both babies were a great size. I actually gained 27 lbs with DD, and she was almost a full lb lighter than DS. This time, Ive been eating healthier food, but have been trying to consume about 3500 calories per day (of mostly veggies, fruit, yogurt, cheese, meat, and some carbs. Ive also limited my grains, which I could eat all day long if I was left to my own devices). I've only gained about 4 lbs so far, even with eating that many calories, but Im eating really healthy.

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