Is it Safe for Pregnant Women to Lose Weight?
Most women gain quite a bit of weight while they’re pregnant. That said, “eating for two” and gaining a very large amount of weight, for instance, fifty pounds or more, isn’t exactly the type of weight gain that is typically considered healthy during a pregnancy. On the other hand, what about weight loss if you are already quite overweight when you become pregnant? Is it safe to try to lose the excess pounds at the same time that you’re gaining weight for the pregnancy?
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), it is perfectly acceptable for healthy women to keep up their workouts – or to begin them – in a fitness appropriate way. That said, activities should be carefully selected in order to avoid anything too strenuous or that could place you at risk of a fall. Keep reading this post