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Staying Healthy in the Midst
of Weight Gain
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.
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.
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 peanut butter!