I ate a lot of things that were not good for me.
Triple Chocolate Chip.
…And that was when it all went to hell!
It is not necessary to “eat for two” during pregnancy (this is where I went wrong). You only need to consume about 300 more calories than you did before you came pregnant to meet your baby’s needs.
Talk to your health care provider on how much weight you should gain during pregnancy. It is recommended that a woman who is not underweight or overweight prior to pregnancy should gain approximately 25-35 pounds. 2-4 pounds during your first trimester and 1 pound a week for the remaining of your pregnancy.
-limit sweet and sugary drinks
-do not add salt when cooking
-limit sweets and high calorie snacks
-use low-fat cooking methods
-when eating out, make healthy choices…ie-not fried foods
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
recommends moderate exercise for thirty minutes per day unless you have a medical or pregnancy complication.
It is important to exercise level at a moderate level and not get your heart rate higher than 140bpm.
If you did not exercise before pregnancy, it is still safe to start a non-strenuous workout routine, such as walking, with consultation with your obstetrician.
It is recommended not to participate in sports where there is a risk of falling, such as roller skating or riding a bike.
If you ever have any questions about what is safe, consult your doctor.