What you eat and how much of it is more important than ever while you are pregnant. The amount of weight you gain during your pregnancy is as essential to your health as it is to the health of your baby. While you’re pregnant, you should work closely with your doctor to make sure you keep your pregnancy weight on target. Most women want to know what the ideal weight is during pregnancy. Honestly, there is no one answer. Weight gain will vary from woman to woman. There is no one “ideal” weight during pregnancy, just like there is no one “ideal” weight that is just right for al women. That said there are certain guidelines that you can follow to ensure that the weight you gain during pregnancy is healthy. Figure out what’s right for you and your baby with these guidelines. warning always consult your doctor before embarking on any
diet. Step 1: Know what “eating for two”
Step 2: Know the weight
Step 3: Gain weight
Step 4: Eat lots of fruits and vegetables at least seven servings of fruits and vegetables a day, with the rest of your calories divided among whole grains, dairy, and lean protein. For help in devising a food plan based on your height and weight, go to mypyramid.gov. Tip: If you use a sugar substitute, use sucralose, marketed under the name Splenda. It’s considered the safest one for pregnant women.
Step 5: ExerciseExercise while you’re pregnant for at least 30 minutes a few days a week. Not only is it healthier for your baby