Roll your mouse over “My Trackers” in the top left corner of the screen. Click on “Start,” which is the first link down. You’ll now see your Start page. On the left side of your Start page, you'll see the "my Goals & Progress" section. Towards the bottom of "my Goals & Progress," you'll see your weight loss goal. Click on the "Change Goal" link next to your weight goal. Scroll down the page to see the "Set Your Weight Goal" section. In the "Target Weight" text box, enter your new weight goal which is your pre-pregnancy weight. If necessary, you can also change your weight goal date by selecting a new date in the "By When" drop-down menus. Click "Save Your Changes" at the bottom of the page.
You will also want to set up your program so that your Your Fitness Tracker is NOT communicating fitness tracked which will increase your needs based on exercise.
Click the red ACCOUN/E-MAIL PREFERENCES link under your user name on the start page. Scroll down to the section that says "How My Daily Calorie Range is Determined" and make necessary adjustments.
If you are exercising, 1200 calories is too low so you should have no trouble bumping that up by several hundred calories for a week or so and then ease up to the low end of your new range. In your second trimester if you are on a slow, steady weight gain trend, you can ease up in the range again. Your rate of weight gain will help you know what adjustments you need to make.
Thanks everyone! I appreciate everbody's responses!
Coach Tanya--I especially appreciate all of the information you had for me--how do I change my nutrition plan on here to weight management instead of weight loss? And then the # of calories it ends up giving me--would you recommend me going right into that or ease into it from my current 1200/day intake? I really dont want to end up gaining unnecessary weight. --I don't mind gaining the weight that is necessary for a healthy pregnancy I just don't want it to be due to eating incorrectly is all.
Congratulations on your great news! Babyfit calculates pregnancy needs based on weight maintenance. Your Spark plan is based on a weight loss goal. A great way to find the right number for you is to use both site calculations. On SparkPeople, set up your plan for weight maintenance. That will give you a low end number without added calories for pregnancy. Babyfit's low end of the range (which it sounds like is 2100) will give you a top end of the range with 300 calories for pregnancy added. Many moms-to-be find that they only need to add the 300 additional calories in the last trimester but your rate of weight gain will help you know. It is not uncommon to see a few pounds gained during the first trimester especially if you have been losing but that is typically due to fluid changes and not increases in fat stores.
Be sure you are paying close attention to your key nutrient needs like protein, calcium, folate and iron as well. You will find many great articles on Babyfit to help you have a healthy pregnancy even if you continue your tracking here. Here is a link to that information.
Thanks SO much for your response! I appreciate the tips. I'll go ahead and stick to what I'm doing for now, then. If I start feeling too hungry I'll up it a little as I need too(I'm usually on the 1200 side anyway) I was just concerned that maybe I was going to be told that 1200 isn't nearly enough calories while pregnant.
Thanks again and congrats on the new baby!! It definitely is amazing! :)
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For the first two trimesters you should eat the same amount of calories you were eating. You might lose some weight still, or stay the same for a little while. But eventually it will go up even if it's just a little. Keep eating healthy, it's good for the baby! In the 3rd tri, you should eat about 200 more calories, so it's not that big of a difference.
Congrats!!! I just had a baby and it is so wonderful.
Okay everyone. So I've been on 1200-1500 calories per day and it's been helping me consistently lose for the last 5 weeks now and I've NEVER stuck to something like this and I'm doing great..
...well surprise I found out yesterday that I'm pregnant! I'm excited about the pregnancy but just how much do I want to alter my calorie intake? Is it still okay to try and lose during the pregnancy? This is my 3rd pregnancy and I'm terrified of losing my progress of 14lb loss now... I just have no idea how I can still eat right but get enough for a growing baby now? I went over and signed up with Sparkpeoples babyfit site for expecting moms and it put my daily calorie intake at 2100 calories!!??
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