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Is it possible to lose weight while pregnant?

Is it possible to lose weight while pregnant?

Although it may be: Possible - that doesn't mean that is advisable. This is not the right time to plan a weight loss program. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is it unusual to lose weight during pregnancy?

Is it unusual to lose weight during pregnancy?

Not common : A certain amount of weight gain in pregnancy is important for a healthy pregnancy. How much weight gain in pregnancy depends on pre-pregnancy weight. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose weight gain in 9mth pregnancy?

Is it normal to lose weight gain in 9mth pregnancy?

Many women do: stop gaining weight toward the end of their pregnancies. Here a article to read that addresses that issue: http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/your-pregnancy-week-by-week-weeks-35-40 ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose weight after stopping mirtazapine?

Is it normal to lose weight after stopping mirtazapine?

Yes: It is certainly normal to gain weight on Mirtazapine , and many people hope to lose it again after they come off it. Mirtazapine strongly stimulates appetite in many patients, so it is often helpful in treating elderly depressed patients who are losing too much weight. Talk to your doctor if your weight loss is a problem. ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose weight in pregnancy if I was overweight to begin with?

Is it normal to lose weight in pregnancy if I was overweight to begin with?

No: No, it is not normal to lose weight while being pregnant. It is a great idea to try to be at a more optimal weight before trying to conceive though. A weight gain of at least 15-30 pounds is ideal. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to gain weight slowly?

Is it normal for my baby to gain weight slowly?

Yes: It really depends on what you term "slowly." there are standardized growth curves that most babies will follow, within reasonable variation, that your pediatrician uses to track your baby's growth patterns. As long as your baby grows generally along normal gaining patterns, things are probably good. Remember, growth often has slow and faster periods. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lose weight during pregnancy?

Is it safe to lose weight during pregnancy?

Yes: Focus on nutrition instead of the scale. Are you eating a healthy diet and exercising daily? If so, the weight gain or loss is less important. Your baby appreciates your healthy lifestyle.You should not specifically diet or calorie restrict during pregnancy. You only need about 300 calories more per day during the third trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it harder to lose weight while breastfeeding?

Is it harder to lose weight while breastfeeding?

No: On the contrary, nonlactating moms often find it difficult to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's really easier to lose weight while having your periods?

Not necessarily: Many women put on fluid weight prior to their period. The water weight diureses off while menstruating. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight after pregnancy?

One pound at a time.: Breast feeding can help to burn calories. Your calorie expenditure will need to exceed calorie consumption. Healthy nutrition choices and physical activity will go a long way. But you don't have to rush, your body has just been through a lot. ...Read more

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Is it normal to gain 20kg weight in pregnancy when I was not heavy before?

Is it normal to gain 20kg weight in pregnancy when I was not heavy before?

Too much: Normal weight gain during pregnancy is around 25 lbs +/- 5 lbs. If you started on the heavy side, it is even less. Although, your weight gain sounds somewhat excessive, there may not be anything wrong with you or your baby. Make sure that all the parental labs are normal.You might want to consult a dietitian to try to curb it. ...Read more

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Is it normal to gain weight once one is sexually active?

Is it normal to gain weight once one is sexually active?

What are you eating: One can gain weight if one is eating more calories than one uses in a day. There are lots of high calorie foods and its easy to make choices that add up to alot of calories. You need to look at what you are eating and the portion sizes as well as your total activity level as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it okay to lose weight during pregnancy/not gain weight if you're not limiting nutrition but instead walking off the excess calories?

Is it okay to lose weight during pregnancy/not gain weight if you're not limiting nutrition but instead walking off the excess calories?

Healthy always ok: Often pregnant women start focusing on nutrition and exercise in ways they were not doing before getting pregnant. One must look at the big picture. If a patient who was not living a healthy lifestyle before starts living healthy during pregnancy this is a good thing. We can not just look at the scale and make a judgment. ...Read more

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Is it normal for weight to fluctuate while on hcg?

Is it normal for weight to fluctuate while on hcg?

No: Hcg for weight loss is a fad. It really wont help you lose weight for the long run. Stop eating processed foods even cereals. ...Read more

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Is it safe to slow weight gain during pregnancy?

Is it safe to slow weight gain during pregnancy?

Depends: On how you do it. If your diet is good you do not need to worry about weight. On no account should you use a pill! ...Read more

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How do I lose my weight from my pregnancy? I eat good and exercise everyday

How do I lose my weight from my pregnancy?  I eat good and exercise everyday

Quantity & quality: Eat good will not help, reducing quantity, reduced calories, quality of exercises are important, amount of time you spent in doing exercises is also important. Now you balance, work on it you will go back to your old shape again in short few months. ...Read more

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Is it normal to loose weight in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? I've lost 4lbs I was 148 now I'm 144

Is it normal to loose weight in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? I've lost 4lbs I was 148 now I'm 144

How much did u gain?: How much weight did you gain during the pregnancy? A four pound weight loss has to be taken in context of your entire weight gain to give an accurate answer. ...Read more

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How do I loose weight when pregnant?

How do I loose weight when pregnant?

You are not supposed: Lose weight when you are pregnant, you are supposed to control the weight so you do not gain too much 25-35 is avg weight gain, if you gain less than 25 and baby is growing normally that is fine, please discuss with your OB as you can be referred to a dietician if you are gaining too much, in general if you are gaining too much you need to cut down on the acrbs esp after 6 pm. ...Read more

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How to loose weight while pregnant without hurting baby?

How to loose weight while pregnant without hurting baby?

Not supposed to try : To lose wt when u are preg, discuss with your OB I am sure your OB will agree, you can get on a diet so u do not gain more than the rec weight and if you gain less than the rec weight as long as the baby is growing that is usually fine, but do not try to loose weight while preg! ...Read more

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How do loose weight during pregnancy?

Be Cautious: Losing weight during pregnancy may have potentially bad effects on the mother and fetus. Some women do gain more weight than necessary, but losing it safely can be difficult. Please consult with your OB to determine your optimal diet and understand if weight loss is recommended and safe in your particular case. ...Read more

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Is it bad to loose weight durning pregnancy?

Is it bad to loose weight durning pregnancy?

Yes: Losing weight on purpose for cosmetic reasons during pregnancy is not a good idea. The weight gain during pregnancy is basically to nourish the growing fetus. If you are losing weight unavoidably then it is a bit unusual, perhaps related to nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, usually relegated to the 1st 3 months. Eat as best you can, preferably organically grown foods, get exercise, do prenatal yog. ...Read more

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What is best way to loose weight in pregnancy and what would be the best exercises to do.

What is best way to loose weight in pregnancy and what would be the best exercises to do.

Why?: Pregnancy is not the time to think about a weight loss diet. You should be focusing on a healthy diet that will support you and the baby you are carrying. It is important to be conscious of the amount of weight you are gaining by watching the types of food you are eating and getting a healthy amount of physical activity. ...Read more

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My wife weight is 70 her height is 5.4 ft. Is this necessary to loose weight for pregnancy.?

My wife weight is 70 her height is 5.4 ft. Is this necessary to loose weight for pregnancy.?

The BMI chart: We only use height and wt to determine healthy vs not-healthy-wt ranges for both men and women. It is a rough estimate and provide you a guide to keep "ideal body wt" for better health. In her case, she is a bit overweight and so she should try not to gain too much during pregnancy--otherwise wt loss is not really needed for pregnancy in her case. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im trying to get pregnant but i need to loose weight i have a hard time with dieting what can i do?

Im trying to get pregnant but i need to loose weight i have a hard time with dieting what can i do?

Exercise : There are many different diets out there. Finding one that you can live with can be a matter of trial and error. Dieting with a friend or a support group does help as does writing down everything you eat. Exercise is also important for weight loss since your metabolic rate slows when your calorie intake drops. If you're extremely overweight, there are several surgeries available. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am 29 weeks pregnant and i wan to loose weight, is it okay to do so!?

I am 29 weeks pregnant and i wan to loose weight, is it okay to do so!?

NO, however...: A weight-loss diet is dangerous & ill-advised during pregnancy. You're eating for 2 now & don't want to deprive your baby of the nutrients it needs. You'll have many chances to lose weight in the future. But you can follow a healthy diet that may help you lose some weight now but do not restrict calories. Try this diet: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx & exercise. ...Read more

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I just tested positive for pregnancy.I was asked to loose weight. I wish to know if i can follow the military diet to do so? As i need to loose fast.

I just tested positive for pregnancy.I was asked to loose weight. I wish to know if i can follow the military diet to do so? As i need to loose fast.

You must decline: I am a navy captain, and no member of the military will ask you to lose weight while pregnant. You need to gain appropriately to provide nutrition for the baby's growth. Weight loss could result in damage to the fetus, especially during critical organ maturation and growth. This is an unlawful and unethical order or request, which you can take up the chain if you need to. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's disease. I am pregnant. My gyno has adviced me to loose weight. Any useful way to reduce my weight other than yoga?

I have Crohn's disease. I am pregnant. My gyno has adviced me to loose weight. Any useful way to reduce my weight other than yoga?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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I just tested pregnant.My dr had asked me to loose weight b4 getting pregnant. I wish to loose fast. Can i follow the 3day military diet? Is it safe?

NOT safe during preg: Your doctor said lose weight before pregnancy- now that you're pregnant you can't do that. No weight loss program is safe now because we have lots of environmental toxins stored in our fat tissues. When we lose weight these toxins enter our blood stream. In early pregnancy exposures to these toxins is very dangerous to your baby. Eat a healthy diet during pregnancy & focus on weight loss after. ...Read more

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If overweight during 1st trimester of pregnancy should you loose weight?

If overweight during 1st trimester of pregnancy should you loose weight?

I would not because:: It's good to lose weight if overweight, but pregnancy is not a good time to do this. Our fat contains many environmental toxins like pcb's, dioxins, pbb's ; heavy metals. When you lose weight these toxins enter your bloodstream ; might have serious adverse effects on your developing baby- especially during the first trimester. You can try to not gain much during preg. But now is not time to lose. ...Read more

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How to loose weight after pregnancy? My baby is now 10 months old and people are suggesting me to start vigorous exercises after he is 1 year old.

How to loose weight after pregnancy? My baby is now 10 months old and people are suggesting me to start vigorous exercises after he is 1 year old.

No reason 2 wait.: U can start any time, get a balanced diet as well as a good exercise program suited 4 ur needs ; ability. Best done @ a health club with a program from an atc. Have some 1 on 1 sessions, switch to semi private or group programs. You r motivated since u pat 4 it, ; meet new friends, and don't forget u need 2 burn more calories then u eat. Get an app where u can keep track of cal in/out, keeps u hnst. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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