A mom writes in asking for advice about losing weight while pregnant. This mom-to-be says she recently found out she is pregnant, and now she is turning to the community to ask for tips and advice from other moms about safe ways to lose weight while pregnant. She specifies that she wants to lose weight in a “healthy manner.” The community chimes in with some suggestions below.
A member of the community asks:
“How can I lose weight in a healthy way while pregnant?
Question: I’ve recently found out I’m pregnant and very happy, but does anyone know how to lose weight while pregnant in a healthy manner, of course?”
Community Advice for This Mom Who Wants to Know Healthy Ways of Losing Weight While Pregnant
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The community offered this mom in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below.
“I’m not saying no one can give you advice or opinions, but this kind of question should be asked to your midwife or OB.”
“I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with my daughter. I was put on a special diet that was high protein and lower carbs. I lost some weight. She is almost 2 years old now and is perfectly healthy. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s unhealthy to lose weight while pregnant. You just have to do it in a healthy way. I would, however, consult your doctor first before changing your diet.”
“I’m not sure where you are at weight-wise, but with my first pregnancy, I lost 75ish pounds while pregnant (I was extremely overweight). I did this by walking and cutting out all the unnecessary crap, especially soda. My doctor just gave me a couple of extra sonograms to make sure baby was okay and told me to keep up the good work. I had a full-term baby and very successful birth. But everyone is different! Please talk to your OB.”
“I would definitely talk to your doctor about this because your body and pregnancy are different from others.”
“I was overweight with my last pregnancy. I was advised to NOT lose any weight, but try not to gain much either. I saw a prenatal nutritionist who helped with weight management and meal planning. I upped my gentle exercise, walking, swimming. I managed to gain a grand total of 6lbs throughout the pregnancy (all only in the last trimester) and had a 7.8 lbs baby! So I ended up lighter in the long run, considering you “lose” about 20lbs during childbirth.”
“I just ate healthily and did a bit of walking (as much as I could do that was safe and healthy) so I was able to lose some at the beginning and maintained the weight when baby was getting bigger. My doctor sent me to a dietitian and nutritionist to help guide me in what to eat and how much.”
“I don’t know about losing weight, but a balanced diet with good fats and fiber and drinking water is the most healthy thing to do.”
“Talk to your doctor of course, but if you eat healthy and get some form of exercise you shouldn’t gain hardly any weight except for what you need to support for pregnancy. If you eat a ton of sugar and empty carbs and you don’t do any exercise that’s when you’re going to gain a lot of weight.”
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