How long does it take to notice weight loss?
I weigh around 200 lbs, I have been on a low calorie diet for about a week and a half now, trying to lose some extra weight I gained while pregnant with my son. I was just curious to know how long it will take for me to be able to notice a difference? Particularly in my legs, stomach and face?
weight loss cardiff answers:
It mainly depends on the way you are trying to loose weight, Controlled diet along with exercise and brisk walk would give you quick results but by quick i mean within two to three months and If you are dieting only or exercising only then it may take too long.
how long should i walk on the treadmill while pregnant?
im 18 weeks pregnant with my first baby. im 21 and weigh 127, im not trying to lose weight just stay fit and healthy for the baby. i havent been too active while pregnant but i do eat better and drink a lot of water. anyway, how long do i need to walk on the treadmill to stay fit and healthy? and is it normal to have slight cramps while walking?
weight loss cardiff answers:
If you already walk, keep up your regular program. To get started, walk 20 -30 minutes a day three days a week and build from there to 30 – 60 minutes most days of the week. Walking for exercise can continue into your last trimester and right up until birth as long as it is comfortable for you.
How Fast and How Hard?
Moderation is the word during pregnancy, don’t push yourself to the extreme. The chemical byproducts and raised body temperature of overexertion are bad for the fetus. Your pulse rate should not be above 140 beats per minute at any time during your walk. You may also use the “talk test” — you should be able to speak in complete sentences without having to huff and puff and gasp out only short phrases. A pulse more than 100 beats per minute five minutes after a workout means you have worked your body too hard. Drink water before, during, and after your walk to help regulate your core body temperature. The fetus cannot get rid of excessive heat, so avoid exercising in hot weather and keep your walking workout moderate. Consider mall walking as an alternative during hot weather.
How to gain weight for pregnancy a healthy way?
I have a friend that has lost 10 pounds while pregnant and she needs to be putting on the weight. The other problem is she is so sick and throwing up and that is probably why she is losing weight. So does any one have any suggestions on how to gain the weight and keep it down?
I just wanted to add that she is seeing her doctor about this and she is telling her to eat protein but she can’t keep it down and she is 3 months and one week pregnant and I just didn’t know if anyone had experienced this and had personal oppinions. Thank you!
weight loss cardiff answers:
I lost 30 lbs my first trimester and gained only 15 of it back. If fact after the baby was born I was about 30lbs less than when I started. I gave birth to a healthy 8lbs 2oz baby at 41weeks.
Her weight is not important. It is very important that what she does eat be as nutritious as possible. She should eat what appeals to her and does not aggrevate her nausea. For me that was fruit. I have never eaten so much fruit in my life. Ever 2 hours I would have a piece of fruit and depending on how I felt I would try something else after. It is important to eat frequently and to drink enough liquid. (If water doesn’t appeal try watered down juice. Or even watered down pop).
Protein is very important. Lentils, nuts, yogurt, cottage cheese and cheese are goo sources if she has a meat aversion. (I have a list of how much protein is in a lot of food, e-mail me if you want it). Dark green leafy veggies are important. Spinach or kale can be added to berry smoothies with limited difference to the flavor. Watercress is quite pleasant. There are also chewable mint flavoured alfalfa tablets. Green leafy veggies give you calcium, vitmain K (important for clotting), iron, and on and on. Protein is said to prevent pre-eclampsia. Aim to get 100 g of protein a day and 2 servings of green leafies. Check out http://blueribbonbaby.org/ many women swear by the Brewer Diet (and it’s more updated more flexable plans) I did it to the best of my ability.
If the throwing up is bad or if she feels unhealthy (I felt healthy most days when I made an effort to eat) then she needs to be treated. She knows her body best. If she feels that she needs to be eating more or puking less there are medications that can help. Probably the safest is b-12 pills. Ginger has also been shown to be as effective as prescription medication, she should discuss dosage with someone who is knowledgable. Another safe option is Marijuana. Medical use of marijuana has been approved for use during pregnancy. It does not have as many potential or as serious side effects as most anti-nausea drugs. Some info:
Now depending on where you live and your doctor you may have legal access to marijuana. If you do have legal access to marijuana you should also be provided with a vaporizer which minimizes the risks from inhaling smoke (any smoke) and allows the THC to enter the blood much more quickly.
Another option is to make marijuana butter. (Fat is needed to bind the THC and other beneficial compounds). That way a) you can consume it anywhere and b) you do not have to inhale smoke into your lungs. There are numerous recipes for how to do this online. Here is one site: http://www.truthtree.com/marijuana_eating.shtml
Marijuana is a plant like any other, however it is among the safest of medical plants when you are discussing use during pregnancy (some herbs can cause birth defects and miscarriage. Just because it is a plant doesn’t make it safe).
I hope the nausea passes soon. Although even when it does for many women the food aversions remain. Tell her the MOST important thing is that she listen to her body. Take time out from the day to really ask herself how she feels and ask the baby. If the doctor is stressing her out about her weight she can switch doctors or she can decline the weigh-in just like any other medical test. I told my provider she could weigh me if she wanted but that we were not going to discuss it. Instead we discussed what I was eating and I kept a food diary (on and off, not every day, though I did every day for the worst month). Midwives are generally better in this regard as they may receive nutritional training.
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