Weight Gain and Loss Slow and Steady

Your rate of weight gain during pregnancy is as important as the amount. Expect 2 to 4 pounds of weight gain during your first three months; for teens, 4 to 6 pounds. (More weight than that is likely body fat without added benefit to mother or baby.) After that, you'll probably gain 3/4 to 1 pound per week. From month to month, you may gain a little more or a little less.

If you gain weight faster, you can cut calories without depriving yourself or your baby of nutrients:

  • Substitute fat-free or lower-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese for whole-milk products. And choose lean meats, poultry, and fish.
  • Broil, bake, grill, or stir-fry foods instead of frying them.
Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

A time for giving and receiving, getting closer with the ones we love and marking the end of another year and all the eating also. We eat because the food is yummy and plentiful but we don't usually count calories at this time of year. This book will help you do just this.

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