BBL190: How Much Pregnancy Weight Gain is Normal?

How much pregnancy weight gain is normal? Should you worry about it? What does weight gain in pregnancy mean - or not mean? We’re going to talk about where the pounds come from in pregnancy, how much weight you should gain, and what that means for you in today’s episode.

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What's The right amount pregnancy weight gain

Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • Why pregnancy risk has shifted from too little to too much weight gain
  • Where the excessive weight gain comes from (plus what that means for you)
  • What does research say about the risks to mom and baby of gaining too much (or too little?)
  • This change in protein consumption hurts everyone - but especially pregnant moms and babies
  • A cause of pregnancy weight gain nobody told you about (plus why it’s critical to pay attention to)
  • A breakdown of where the pounds come from
  • Why you gain weight in the first trimester
  • When to worry about putting on the pounds (and when not to)
  • Here’s the million dollar question answered: how much weight should you really gain?
  • Which measures and recommendations you can trust (and which ones to be wary of)
  • Which is normal, regular gain or “here and there” gain
  • What to do if you’re gaining nothing The truth about “eating for two”
  • This is what you need to put the most of on your plate
  • A food combination you MUST avoid - most of the time (if you want to avoid excess weight gain)
  • Why healthy fats are essential to your baby (plus why fats are not the problem you may think they are)
How much weight should you gain in pregnancy?

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