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Eating Right While Pregnant Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Eating Right While Pregnant.

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Considering Pregnancy?

Caring for your health before you become pregnant may help you identify areas that put you and/or your baby at risk during pregnancy. First, schedule a pre-conception counseling appointment with your doctor. This discussion can educate you on things...  Read more

Weight Impacts Birth Control Effectiveness

Compared to women of normal weight, women who are overweight or obese are more likely to become pregnant while taking birth control pills. A study published in January’s Obstetrics and Gynecology showed that 5% of overweight women (compared to...  Read more

Getting Ready to Eat for Two

Thinking about pregnancy? Whether you’re aiming to get pregnant next year or in the next few months, you should be getting ready now. This is the time to take inventory of your nutrition habits and make necessary changes that will promote good...  Read more

Casting Your Net On Seafood Safety

Take heart, fish lovers! While the safety issues surrounding the consumption of fish are legitimate, don’t let them spoil your seafood catch. The Benefits There are many health benefits from eating seafood. It is an exceptional source of...  Read more

Wild or Farmed Fish: What's Better?

These days, an increasing number of health-conscious consumers are choosing to eat fish for its heart-healthy benefits. The American Heart Association recommends that adults eat fish twice a week to meet their needs for omega-3 fatty acids, but how d...  Read more

eating at high end or low end calorie limit?
Updated 10/24/2014 9:08:49 PM

Hi all, when I started my weight loss journey over a year ago I ate at the very low end of my calorie limit. I did lose weight but felt tired... this time I switched around I am eating at the high end for the past 3 weeks. I have not lost any pounds...  Read more

The last 2 days I've been off track with eating an
Updated 10/23/2014 8:26:37 PM

The last 2 days I've been off track with eating and no exercise/ had to travel out of town for a funeral. Looking forward to getting on track,...  Read more

Clean-Eating Hunger and Binge Cycle
Updated 10/24/2014 11:48:44 AM

For the last three months, I have eaten pretty clean. I have discovered that I don't have as many sugary or carb cravings if I stick to eating slightly above the lower end of my carb range in the Nutrition Tracker. I haven't exercised much in the l...  Read more

Is anyone losing weight just from eating and like
Updated 10/23/2014 3:10:48 AM

Is anyone losing weight just from eating and like pretty much no exercise? If so what exactly are u eating for meals and snacks...  Read more

Not understanding why I have to eat in the range o
Updated 10/22/2014 9:34:37 PM

Not understanding why I have to eat in the range of calories. I would think if I eat 1200 or a little over it would mean I lose faster. Any reasoning why it wants you to eat more than a basic 1200 or so? Seems like it will take that much longer....  Read more

WATER

When pregnant, I drank 1 gallon of water a day. I was heavy when I found out about baby 1, drank around a gallon a day, gained 14 pounds, and then lost 35. Maintained it and got pregnant 18 months later. Drank tons, gained 22, then lost 23. So ladies...  Read more

How to Avoid Post-Weight Loss Sag

When you lose weight, especially if you lose weight quickly, you risk getting saggy skin (just watch a finale of the Biggest Loser.. sad but true).Instead of risking never being able to wear a sleeveless top (let alone a bikini) because of the excess...  Read more

MISparks

A wonderful group from Michigan who joined sparkpeople in hopes of getting control of their weight and learn to eat healthy. ...  Read more

Mommyrexia: Growing Trend or Trendy Term?

Currently pregnant with my third child, I know what it's like to struggle with all of the changes a pregnant woman's body goes through.  It can be hard to see your belly expanding in ways you never though possible, and dealing with other...  Read more

Improve Your Chances of a Healthy Pregnancy with a Healthy BMI

I always assumed that when I was ready to start a family, it would be fairly simple and I could get pregnant without any trouble. I had a healthy diet, exercised regularly, didn’t have a weight problem and had no history of medical problems. Wh...  Read more