Tips on how to stay in shape during pregnancy
If you were taking care of your body shape before pregnancy, you should not forget about yourself even while you are carrying your baby. We will tell you how to remain thin during pregnancy and not harm yourself and the future baby.
Diet and exercise during this period differ from the usual diets for weight loss and sports activities. After all, you need to monitor not only your figure, but also the healthy development of the fetus.
HOW TO STAY IN SHAPE DURING PREGNANCY: NUTRITION
Starting from week 12-13, the level of estrogen rises, and so does the appetite. Therefore, it is so important to monitor your nutrition. This affects the figure and health of the mother, as well as the baby and his weight.
In the first trimester, you need to observe a balanced diet, which is based on proteins and vitamins. The daily caloric value should not exceed 1800 kcal. Thus, you will provide your body with “building material”, and you will not gain fat. Do not increase the caloric value with the sweets.
In the second trimester, the caloric content should be increased to 2100 kcal. Avoid animal fats, and completely replace them with vegetable fats. Reduce the amount of salt to 7-8 g. This will relieve swelling.
In the third trimester, limit the consumption of fatty, salty and fried foods. Have your meat and fish until 15:00, and in the afternoon – cottage cheese casseroles and stewed vegetables. The amount of salt should not exceed 5 g.
RULES THAT HELP MAINTAIN SHAPE:
When composing a menu of allowed products, you need to make sure that the total daily caloric value is distributed as follows:
40% for lunch
10% for dinner
HOW TO STAY SLIM DURING PREGNANCY: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Controlled physical activity will also help to maintain your body in a good shape. Get into exercising only after consulting with your doctor.
Choose the type of exercises that you like the most. A gain of 12-14 kg is considered natural. With such weight gain, you will quickly regain your shape after pregnancy.