Weight-Loss Diets and Pregnancy

A lot of women get conscious about the pounds they put on during pregnancy, prompting them to consider going on a diet while pregnant.

Expert however, advises against dieting during pregnancy. You need the right nutrients to be healthy, and your baby needs proper nutrition in order to grow and develop properly. Thus, do not try to lose weight while you are pregnant. You will drop some of your baby weight the first week your baby is born.

"Low Carb" Diet and Pregnancy

Low carb diets such as Atkins and South Beach are some of the most popular diets around. There have been no studies on effects of a low carb diet on pregnancy, thus its effects on the unborn child is unknown. However, you should still aim to eat a balanced diet from all food groups in order to get the nutrients you need to stay health.

Vegetarian Diet and Pregnancy

You don’t have to depart from your customary vegetarian fare just because you are pregnant. You and your baby can get all the nutrients you need to remain healthy, and develop properly from a vegetarian diet. Just make sure you eat a wide variety of healthy foods that provide sufficient amounts of carbs and protein.

You may also have to adjust your eating habits to make sure that you and your baby are getting enough nutrition – depending on the type of vegetarian diet plan you are following [you should consume 300 more calories than before you got pregnant].

Source: WebMD