- Weight Gain During Pregnancy, and
Weight Loss after Pregnancy
- by Armand Dupuis
Are women doomed to become fat
What is normal weight gain during
pregnancy, and whats the link between pregnancy and metabolism?
Will losing weight after pregnancy be easy, or will you gain
weight? What to do while
Weight Gain During Pregnancy
and After Pregnancy
How much weight gain is normal
during pregnancy, and will you continue to have weight gain after
How will the link between pregnancy
and metabolism affect how you'll be losing weight after pregnancy?
Understand what causes excessive
weight gain during pregnancy, and...
You won't have any problems with
excessive weight gain while you've been pregnant.
Will you get fat by having children?
Whether you'll have weight gain
during and after pregnancy is a
choice, because it's totally within your control once you understand
whats really going on, however...
Most women do have weight problems
because of bearing children, and the reason is simply malnutrition.
Strange but true!
The first thing you have to understand
about pregnancy, is that the baby comes first. Thats a
Survival Issue. Once you get
pregnant, everything is geared for the survival and health of
If it wasn't that way, we would
not have survived as a species!
What does the Baby Need?
In order to grow properly and
be born healthy the baby is going to need lots of Nutrients,
Vitamins, Minerals, Enzymes, etc...
If you provide these nutrients
in order to grow a Healthy Baby, no problems, but if you don't...
The baby will take what it needs
from the mothers body, and if that happens, you're going
to have Two Problems:
1. You're going to be hungry all the time if you
don't provide the baby with what nutrients it needs, so you're
going to overeat and have much more weight gain during pregnancy
than you need to.
2. The baby is going to extract whatever nutrients
it can from your body, which is going to do a real number on
Now you have Two Problems!
First of all, you're going to
have excessive weight gain during pregnancy, which means that
instead of gaining the normal 25 to 30 lbs, you could gain up
to 50 lbs or more, and...
The extra weight, is weight which
will be very hard to get rid of after pregnancy, because...
Secondly, your body has been
drained of stored nutrients, which means that now, you probably
have a slow metabolism, so instead of easily losing the weight
You'll probably continue to have
weight gain after pregnancy also.
Heaven forbid if you get pregnant
The answer is very simple!
Just eat only healthy food so
that you provide all the nutrients which your baby needs and
you'll have no problems.
You need to have good variety
in your diet, and just get the healthiest food that you can buy.
Thats a win-win situation, for both you and your baby,
otherwise you both suffer, because...
Your baby could be unhealthy,
and you could get fat for the rest of your life, or at least
have a real hard time getting rid of the excess fat.
Whats Normal Weight Gain
In a normal pregnancy, you should
have a weight gain during pregnancy of about 25 to 30 lbs or
a little more depending on the situation.
Lets say that you give birth
to a baby thats about 7 to 8 lbs. Increased blood volume
can be another 3 to 4 lbs, and increased fluid volume can be
another 2 to 3 lbs.
Then the Amniotic fluid and a
larger uterus can add an extra couple of lbs each, plus larger
breasts can weigh an extra 1 to 3 lbs and the placenta can weigh
1 to 2 lbs.
On top of that, your body could
store away anywhere from 6 to 8 lbs of fat. (Thats a survival
feature in case of famine).
Add it all up and you could have
a weight gain during pregnancy of anywhere from 24 to 32 lbs,
but thats nothing to fear, because very little of that
is fat, and...
If you nourish both you and the
baby during pregnancy, then your metabolism will remain normal,
and you'll have no problems with weight loss after pregnancy.
Whats Healthy Eating
This subject could cover many
volumes all by itself, but to keep it simple...
Eating healthy during pregnancy
is no different than when you're not pregnant, lots of fresh
fruits and vegetables (organic if possible), and stay off the
It's not Rocket Science!
Go easy on the meats, and especially
stay away from the cultured meats because most of them contain
lots of sulfites and nitrites as preservatives and these are
very unhealthy for
adults let alone your baby.
Read the ingredients in all processed
foods for these preservatives also, because they are very pervasive.
Take Top Quality Supplements
Since most of the foods available
in the supermarkets today, are very deficient in nutrients, it's
important to take top quality supplements which your body can
Only about 3 to 5% of most vitamin
and mineral supplements available on the market today are absorbed
by the body and are a total waste of money.
The same super supplements which
we recommend to our weight loss students are great for when you're
pregnant, because these are not weight loss products, but general
Help people to become more nutritionally
satisfied. If you're more nutritionally satisfied, you'll eat
less automatically, and thats why people lose weight while
By giving better nutrition to
you and your baby, you won't have nearly as many cravings, and
you'll eat a lot less junk. This way, not only is it better for
your baby, but you won't have so much excess weight gain during
Don't Diet Whatsoever
We don't recommend dieting whatsoever,
even for weight loss, but it's especially important that you
don't go on a diet to try and prevent weight gain during pregnancy,
Your baby needs all the nutrients
it can get in order to develop a healthy body.
Even if you're overweight, when
you're pregnant is not the time to try to lose weight. Losing
weight after pregnancy is the best.
Eating healthy and taking top
quality supplements during pregnancy will help to keep your metabolism
normal so that youwon't have abnormal weight gain while pregnant.
Register for the Slim America
Even if weight loss is not an
issue for you right now, do register for the Slim America Project,
because you'll learn how to eat healthier, what supplements to
take, and just as important...
How to have your baby, without
excess weight gain during pregnancy. That way, you won't have
a problem with weight loss after pregnancy.
Your baby deserves the very best
that you can give it, and you are the only one that is in total
control of its Future Life.