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Fitness,  Pregnancy,  Weight loss

How I Gained Only 17 Pounds In My Pregnancy Without A Perfect Diet

Because recovering from childbirth is much more than just losing pounds (i.e., hormones need to rebalance, bones, organs, and muscles and connective tissue must readjust), having less to lose will offer an advantage after delivering your baby. I, like so many new moms, was scared of what pregnancy might do to my body.

Morning sickness plagued me for 24 hours which made healthy eating almost impossible. I still managed to take a prenatal vitamin but was not proud of my diet and was barely able to exercise. Hello mom guilt.

Eating saladBy the 15th week of pregnancy, the morning sickness magically disappeared and I was able to exercise regularly again. Though my diet wasn’t as good as it was prior to becoming pregnant, I was able to eat substantially more protein, vegetables, and fruit. Admittedly, I loved carbs and didn’t restrict how many I was getting.

At 28 weeks, I failed the one-hour gestational diabetes test so miserably that I wasn’t even offered the three-hour test. My glucose was 250 and I was shocked and very sad to get the GD diagnosis.

This experience taught me a lot about simplifying health and fitness while pregnant and I want to share it with you.

You don’t have to have a super strict diet or exercise for hours in order to look great while pregnant and resume your pre-pregnancy physique. In fact, simplifying and drastically reducing your routine down to 20 minutes can help you achieve similar results.

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