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How can I make sure not to gain too much weight in pregnancy?

How can I make sure not to gain too much weight in pregnancy?

Keep track.: Weigh yourself weekly and aim to gain 1/2 to 1 pound per week. The doctor weighs you at each visit, but we sometimes see patients gain 12-15 pounds in a month and not realize it. If your weight is going up too fast, keep a food diary. That helps control portions as well as ensure you are choosing only the healthiest foods for yourself and your baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Want to know for certain how much weight can I gain during pregnancy?

Want to know for certain how much weight can I gain during pregnancy?

What did your OB say: That is sometihng i always discuss with my pts , the avreage is 25-35 lbs but if you gain less and the baby is growing that is fine, the m, ore you gain, the bigger the baby could get , also more cahnce for gestational diabetes, and elevated BP and more to loose after which may not be easy. ...Read more

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What will happen if I gain too much weight in pregnancy?

What will happen if I gain too much weight in pregnancy?

Risk: It could put you at higher risk for gestational diabetes and hypertension. Please consult your ob. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight can you gain because of your period?

Can you tell me how much weight can you gain because of your period?

A few lbs: Unlikely to be more than a few pounds. Its mostly fluid retentions so you will pee it off in a few days. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight should you gain during pregnancy?

Avg wt gain 25-35 po: Pounds no more than 35 and if u gain less than 25 but the baby is growing fine that is not a concern and very heavy people may not gain much at all. ...Read more

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How can I avoid gaining too much weight with pregnancy?

How can I avoid gaining too much weight with pregnancy?

You have to gain : Weight while you are pregnant. The idea is not to gain too much more than the recommended by following good eating habits. Baby: 7-8 pounds placenta: 1-2 pounds amniotic fluid: 2 pounds uterus: 2 pounds maternal breast tissue: 2 pounds maternal blood : 4 pounds fluids in maternal tissue: 4 pounds maternal fat and nutrient stores: 7 pounds. ...Read more

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How can I know to avoid food that makes you gain weight?

How can I know to avoid food that makes you gain weight?

Any food taken in: Excess will make you gain weight. You need to limit your total caloric intake. It is usually helpful to have a diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits and low in saturated fats and carbohydrates. Increasing physical activity is also essential to maintaining a healthy weight. See this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/weight-loss/my00432. ...Read more

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How much should I gain in pregnancy if obese?

How much should I gain in pregnancy if obese?

15 pounds: An average pregnancy weighs 20-25# at the end, so i reccomend 15-20# weight gain in obese women. ...Read more

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What do I need to eat so that i can gain weight quickly?

What do I need to eat so that i can gain weight quickly?

Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more

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What can I take to increase my appetite so that i eat more to gain weight?

What can I take to increase my appetite so that i eat more to gain weight?

Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more

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Not sure if or how to lose weight during pregnancy?

Not sure if or how to lose weight during pregnancy?

Not good timing.: Although some women do lose weight during pregnancy it is usually not intentional. This is a time when your body and your fetus need nutrients. Most women gain weight during pregnancy & that is quite normal. This would not be the best time to deliberately lose weight. ...Read more

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What should I do to gain weight during pregnancy without eating too many calories?

What should I do to gain weight during pregnancy without eating too many calories?

Most Wt Gain is H2O: Where starting & goals? ??muscle/fat/brain? Calories are units of heat to warm h20 as measured in a calorimeter, not by eating/digesting & routinely guessed at for ?$, per usual practices. Study: wikipedia.Org/calorimeter, nusi.Org, lustig, taubes, attia, enig, dietdoctor & videos: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, big fat fiasco, why we get fat & my answers on healthtap. ...Read more

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I want to ask is sugar really increases weight?how much sugar should i take to increase my weight and how much can i gain weight without side effect?

I want to ask is sugar really increases weight?how much sugar should i take to increase my weight and how much can i gain weight without side effect?

Sugar creates spikes: in insulin which impacts mood and health. High fructose corn syrup is a type of sugar that is in many products. Please read labels to avoid it. High rates of diabetes, even among children today. Here's a link to one book, but there are many.http://www.amazon.com/Sugar-Blues-William-Dufty/dp/0446343129 Peace and good health. See doc and raise protein intake, not sugar. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can lose as much weight as possible in a week?

Can you tell me how i can lose as much weight as possible in a week?

Don't go too fast.: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to lose weight but still do well is school?

Can you tell me how to lose weight but still do well is school?

By losing slowly,: healthfully and only losing weight if weight loss is needed. If losing weight is impeding school performance than there is a problem. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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What can i do to lower metabolism to be able to gain weight. I never gain weight because my metabolism is high.

What can i do to lower metabolism to be able to gain weight. I never gain weight because my metabolism is high.

Dietitian consult: Best to meet with a dietitian to get accurate calorie counts of what your need may be based on your activity and based on how much weight you may need to gain ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am likely to lose too much weight on a raw food diet?

Can you tell me if I am likely to lose too much weight on a raw food diet?

Depends: Depends what you eat. Nuts are high in calories and if you eat plenty of them you may not lose weight. But raw foodists, along with vegans, need to make sure they’re getting enough vitamin b12, calcium, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids, most of which are found naturally in animal products. ...Read more

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What to do if I am using peractin 4mg to gain weight how should I use it to gain weight . like how many pills before bed etc?

What to do if I am using peractin 4mg to gain weight how should I use it to gain weight . like how many pills before bed etc?

Discuss With Your MD: Peri actin does help some people to gain weight, but you need to monitor side effects closely. Determining the optimal does range should be worked out individually with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Want to loose weight but not to much to fast. How much is a healthy amount to loose in a month? Want to loose 60pounds but don't know how

Want to loose weight but not to much to fast. How much is a healthy amount to loose in a month? Want to loose 60pounds but don't know how

Obesity: 60 pounds is a lot of weight to lose, and you are right to want to do it in a healthy way. You should be evaluated by a doctor to see if you have insulin resistance, low thyroid function, or anything else that could make it harder to lose weight. Remember that the best approach to weight loss will use a combination of low glycemic nutrition, exercise, mindset, and stress reduction. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more