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Old 01-03-2014, 01:09 PM   #1
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Hello - question about pregnancy and SB!

Hi all,

I'm very happy to say I've kept the 55 pounds I've lost off since losing it last year with SB. But now i'm faced with a new challenge. I just found out i'm pregnant again MOver the summer my doctor told me I could stay on SB when pregnant and she's happy for me not to gain much if any weight. That said, I am curious how other ladies stayed on SB while pregnant. Did you keep calories semi-low or increase, but just stick to SB-friendly choices? When trying to lose all that baby weight, I dropped to about 1300 calories and found that as I maintained, I would have a few lower-calorie days like that and on other days, eat more calories while "cheating" at least one day. It's worked so well and with exercise, I continue to lose size (though not pounds!).
I just want to ensure my baby gets the needed nutrition without me gaining unnecessary weight. I appreciate hearing your experiences. Thanks!
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:58 PM   #2
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I will tell you that a couple of doctors and at least three nurse practitioners in these parts put their pregnant patients on SB. They just follow the plan and if obese, they lose some weight. Simply overweight, they usually gain very little or maintain. They turn out beautiful babies.

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Old 01-04-2014, 01:23 PM   #3
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Thanks Rose! That's very helpful to know. I don't necessarily expect to lose, but I would be thrilled to maintain. My first pregnancy was tough with working long hours and not exercising. This time around, I'm hopeful the combo of chasing around my first child, regular exercise and a planned SB diet will help me stay on track and avoid a big gain.
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:56 PM   #4
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I have never, ever, not once had a doctor ask me what I eat. How could any doctor argue with fresh veggies, fruits, lean meat, whole grains, lower fat dairy and healthy fats? So if you have already discussed SB, that's great!
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:39 AM   #5
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I did not stay on plan when I was pregnant and next time, I am going to try a lot harder. I gained quite a bit and while I lost it all, thanks to SB, I know I should have been healthier.

The way SB is laid out, you will get all the macro/micro nutrients you need for you and baby
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