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Staying Healthy in the Midst of Weight
I get a ketchup and cheese sandwich please? OH … and
a side of peanut butter?
There’s one thing you can count on when you’re pregnant—gaining
weight. First goes the waist line. And eventually … um, you won’t
even be able to see your toes.
At times you’ll wonder, “Will I ever be that sexy babe I once was?”
Of course you will! And better yet, the fruit of all your labor—your new
baby—will be worth every bit of it, including the dreaded stretch marks!
However, there are a few steps to keep you happy and healthy, while also keeping
you from breaking the scales:
First, RELAX! Don’t stress about your oncoming weight. That’ll
only make the issue worse. Stress promotes unhealthy habits including over-eating,
loss of sleep, and depression.
For fun, get a unique and chic
bathroom scale to
help relieve weight gain stress. OK, it may not relieve the
stress but it will induce a humorous chuckle
exercise! Exercise will relieve stress and make you feel
better. Try taking romantic walks with your spouse. Or
if he’s not around, try going to
your local gym with a good friend. While you at it,
sport your sexy maternity top by mommygoround.com.
Third, watch what you eat! O.K. now everyone knows that, right?
But, it can be really hard when you get those late night cravings
of chocolate ice cream and pickles.
Instead of the fatty ice creams, try frozen yogurt. Also, try
planning ahead meals for the day so you won’t be tempted
to stop at your local fast food joint. Eat smaller meals more
often. That’ll help ward off cravings and
keep away nausea. If nausea persists try- morning-sickness-magic.com
For more advice, check out this great book: Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy,
Revised Edition: The Complete Guide to Eating Before, During, and After Your
Pregnancy (Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy, Revised Edition: The Complete Guide
to Eating Before, During, and After Your Pregnancy).
Just remember that every woman is different during pregnancy. Don’t try
to gage your weight gain by comparing yourself with a sister or friend. Weight
comes on, weight comes off… (Yeah, it may take awhile but in the end,
it’s all worth it)!
And, be sure to treat yourself every once in awhile … to that side of
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