9 Plus-Size Pregnancy Tips

 Plus-Size Pregnancy Tips

From: Parents.

Do you battle with your weight? Learn how to take the best care of you and baby during pregnancy.

Have a Healthy Pregnancy!

Plus-Size Pregnancy Tips
If you're overweight, pregnancy can be challenging because you?re prone to complications such as gestational diabetes -- especially if you gain too much. But don't fear! We've got simple and easy ideas to help keep you on track.

Eat Regular Meals

Plus-Size Pregnancy Tips
Stick to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks. Take in 1,800 to 2,400 calories a day (which may be less than what you're eating now). Erratic eating habits often contribute to weight gain.

Keep a Food Diary

 Keep a Food Diary
You can consult the diary, along with your doctor or nutritionist, to see what modifications to make (such as reducing portion size) if you're gaining too much or not gaining enough.

Avoid Juices & Sweet Beverages

 Plus-Size Pregnancy Tips
These are packed with calories. Drink only nonfat milk, water, or unsweetened beverages.

Target Your Weight Gain Accordingly

 Plus-Size Pregnancy Tips
Keep in mind that weight gain doesn't have to start until the second trimester. Then you should gain only two to three pounds a month -- 15 to 20 pounds total.

Get Some Exercise

 Plus-Size Pregnancy Tips
Even just walking, for at least 15 minutes a day, can make a difference.

Avoid Simple Sugars

 Plus-Size Pregnancy Tips
Choose complex carbohydrates, such as whole-grain breads and cereals, fruits, and vegetables.

Eat Healthy, High-Protein Snacks

 Plus-Size Pregnancy Tips
Try a mini whole-wheat bagel with peanut butter.

Drink 8 to 10 Glasses of Water Daily

 Plus-Size Pregnancy Tips
Staying hydrated will curb your appetite and help you eat less.

Shoot for 25 to 30 grams of Fiber Daily.

 Plus-Size Pregnancy Tips
High-fiber cereal and whole grains will fill you up.

 Plus-Size Pregnancy Tips

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