Pregnancy is a magical time in a woman’s life. However, you may not like some of the changes coming to your body. Don’t be too hard on yourself — it happens to us all — but we have some secrets for how to stay in shape when pregnant.
According to WebMD, an already healthy woman should gain between 25 and 35 pounds during this time. This extra weight is necessary for the baby as well as the placenta, blood supply, stored fat for breastfeeding and amniotic fluid. Studies also show that women function like endurance athletes while pregnant — so you have the ability to get the work done.
There are numerous ways you can make sure you’re getting the right nutrients and moving your body to maintain tone and strength AND produce a healthy baby. Start with your doctor’s advice then try these tricks.
1. Eat Protein and Fat Instead of Carbs and Sugars
Although you need to gain weight, you need to gain it the right way. You should eat plenty of healthy saturated and mono fats, such as what you find in avocados and olive oil. These foods also contain vitamins A, D,