Hi all. Long time no post, sorry, life has been busy.
I am about 6 weeks pregnant and couldnt be happier. Iam trying to figure out how to eat without gaining unnecessary weight. I try to keep my carbs under 50, but read that isnt enough.
I want to eat what the baby needs, but not more. I eat about 1750 calories a day and 50 carbs. What should I be aiming for for the safety of the baby without gaining unnecessary weight?
Age: 34 / Height 5' 8" / Starting weight July 2015: 446.0 lbs / Surgery Date & Weight: 1/19/16 - 320.4 / Lost pre-op: 125.6lbs / Goal Weight: 180 lbs
Im 5.5 months pregnant and 8 months post op. I was told to aim for 1200 cals a day with 70-100g of protein a day 2 fruits and a starch at every meal.. i still cant get to 1200 and have lost 34 lbs. until today... i gained 4 since last week (finally). I recommend talking to you nutrition team
TWH: Referral May 2015 --> Orientation November 2015 --> Surgeon at TWH Nov 2016 --> Transferred to Guelph --> Surgeon Appt Dec 1 2016 --> Opti Start Dec 8 2016 --> Surgery Dec 22 2016 HW: 331 SW:302 GW: 170
I was insanely picky while Pregnant and probably not eating as healthy as I should be! LOL I found a great cookbook however that really helped me throughout my pregnancy! It was Called Full Belly: Good Eats for a Healthy Pregnancy. It was amazing and I totally recommend it to everyone (Pregnant or not).
I am 11 weeks pregnant, 12 months post op. I was told to stay the course, keep my carbs down low and not to worry about needing calories or carbs, just protein. I still am not at goal so there are calories to be had...on my rear end.