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04 May 2011

Trying to lose weight whilst preggies
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i''m 11weeks now ..when i went to my gynae last Friday i gained 4kgs and he said it''s not right ..any advice on what to eat to avoid further gain or maybe if i gain 1kg per month instead of 4kgs?
i suffer from morning sickness daily though i don''t vormit
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Amsie
Congratulations on your pregnancy. It is not a good idea to try and actively lose weight when you are pregnant because most slimming diets could cause deficiencies to baby and you too. Because you are pregnant, please consult a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area) to assess your present food intake and to assist you with an eating plan that will prevent excessive weight gain during pregnancy, but still provide you and the baby with all the vital nutrients you both need during these important months that lie ahead.
Wishing you all the best with the pregnancy
DietDoc
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