I gained quite a few pounds during and after the birth of DS1, (now 2 1/2). Before getting PG with my 2nd, (which I am now - 4 1/2 weeks) I was trying to lose some body fat, (mainly Atkins/Weight Watchers). I got PG sooner than excpected and did not lose much weight. I really don't want to go through this pregnancy this fat, (or fatter!). I am a size 18+.
I know Weight Watchers allows you to do it PG - you just get 10 more points. I also have *heard* that often midwives will put you on a low-carb diet if you develop gestational diabetes.
Is there a safe way to reduce body fat when pregnant? For example, I was thinking of walking every day. I also have been eating more fruits and veggies, more whole grains and fewer sugary processed foods. If I wasn't pregnant and I made these changes, I would have lost weight. Is it reasonable to think I might lose body fat now that I'm PG?
I lost weight during my first trimester with DS1 unintentionally - I was sick as a dog :Puke and could only keep down dry toast, crackers, broth soup or hot water with lemon. My midwife kept saying not to worry, but I was concerned at the time.
I know this is probably a dumb thing to worry about - I just want a healthy baby, but I worry about my health during my pregnancy and delivery when prepregnancy I could barely make it up a flight of stairs, had sore knees and felt awful.
Any opinions are welome.