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Pregnancy and slimming world - advice please!

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Tigerpig Thu 10-Aug-17 19:31:36

Hi everyone,

Just got a positive test today so I'm literally just 4 weeks pregnant. Yay! Anyway, I joined slimming world last week with a view I'd lose the 1 stone 3 lbs of baby weight from DD before getting pregnant with number 2....obviously that hasn't gone to plan! grin

First week I lost 4lb so have another 13 lb to go. That was before finding out I was pregnant.

I'd like to think I can still lose a bit before morning sickness kicks in etc, so will continue. I can't speak to the consultant this week (and don't know if I want to say I'm pregnant yet?) but when do you start having the extra healthy extras you have during pregnancy?

Straight away or do I wait a bit until I'm a bit bigger?

If you made it to the end - thanks for reading!

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OwlinaTree Thu 10-Aug-17 22:05:06

I would start having them straight away tbh. You should be aiming for healthy eating not weight loss during pregnancy. If you've got masses to lose you probably still will if you are on plan, but it doesn't sound like you have lots to lose.

If you can maintain the weight you are and not gain much during the pg, other than the baby of course, you will be doing fabulously.

Have a chat with your midwife about how much it would be normal to gain over the pg, but be aware it might not go on steadily, ie 1lb a week or whatever.

Congratulations on your pg, good luck!

Tigerpig Fri 11-Aug-17 08:30:55

Thanks for the advice @owlina

You're right - I don't have loads to lose. BMI is currently 25.5 so not bad really! I ideally wanted to lose the last of the baby weight from first time round as didn't want to start a pregnancy 1stone heavier then have even more to lose!

BUT making sure I'm well nurished during pregnancy is much more important. I will speak to the midwife about it too.

Really want to avoid the 3 stone + I put on during the first pregnancy!!! blush hopefully if I stick the the pregnancy version of SW I will manage to avoid this! smile

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OwlinaTree Fri 11-Aug-17 09:20:26

Good luck! I put on loads during my second pg. Joined sw 6 weeks after having my daughter and have now lost over 3st in 11 months. I'm sure if you stick with it you will avoid that situation!

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