Hey guys... Now before I get started, I know this can be a touchy subject, but I am not meaning it to be... I just want some imput and thoughts.
Now... I am overweight... not horribly bad for my body type, but the fact remains that I still am... I have been doing the HCG protocol for about a year and have happily lost 70 pounds, and my doctor is onboard and thrilled with my results... I am trying to conceive and in my 2ww... I am still following a modified version of the diet, and my dr says its ok as long as I feel ok, and am getting enough nutrients. My diet consists of lean chicken breast, tons of salad and veggies like broccoli and cauliflower and asparagus, those are my favs, and green peppers and mushrooms, and fruits like oranges, apples and strawberries, I eat beans, and tomatoes as well.....
now... I want to continue to follow this diet plan, not restricting my calories like the diet plan says, and try to lose more of this excess weight. I am afraid of gaining weight, I gained 60 and 80 pounds with my first 2 pregnancies, my kids are 7 and 10 now.
I have a close friend who lost 60 pounds during her pregnancy and delivered a HUGE 10 pound baby boy, who was completely healthy.
Now before anyone comments, I want to know if anyone is familiar with the HCG protocol, and are actually familiar with what HCG does to the body (besides the fact that your body produces it) I have done a lot of research on HCG and know what it does, and how it works in the body.... and what I am wanting to know is has anyone here lost weight while pregnant and if so... how... and how did you feel. what was your experience?
My number 1 goal is to deliver a healthy baby of course, but I am not willing to gain weight like I did previously.
I've lost 2 and a half stone (35lbs) since getting pregnant and it's all because of quite bad morning sickness and just not being able to eat as much as I used to - at my worst I would eat nothing all day because it just came back up again!
I have to admit I don't know anything about hcg protocol but it sounds to me like your diet is quite balanced and nutritious so like your doctor says as long as you feel ok then there should be no reason why you can't continue during pregnancy.
Like the others I have no idea about HCG protocol but if you are under medical supervision and the Dr says its okay then why not - your diet sounds pretty good. Now this might be totally against the protocol - but you havent got any diary in there - do you have milk at all - just be aware of getting enough calcium into your body. But again as long as your Dr/Ob is okay with it and you feel your body and your baby are getting what they need then it cant be worse than sitting around eating takeaway and cream cakes for 9 months which is what some pregnant women do ( not me obviously, )
Are you taking a pregnancy vitamin too?
Thats great to know that others are losing weight!! I feel for you with the morning sickness, though I can't relate, because I have actually NEVER thrown up ever in my life, I guess I am lucky like that.
My diet is pretty healthy, I don't eat starch except for whats in beans, and the dairy I eat is usually fat free yogurt or cottage cheese, I am completely addicted to it on my salads...
I was really expecting to hear about how I am a horrible person for wanting to lose weight while pregnant.... so many people are still in the "you are eating for 2" mindset and think we have to eat enough to keep a baby elephant alive (my mother is one of those)
I dont think you should aim to lose weight while pregnant. Following a healthy balanced diet, which this sounds like, is a better goal. Ive lost a few pounds with hyperemesis, but im underweight so this is not a good thing.
i wanted to say that i think its great that you are looking out for the health of yourself as well as baby to be. i agree as long as you are under the care of a doctor, i dont see the harm in it. i personally gained 50lbs with both of my dd's, with this one i've only gained 15lbs so far and i'm 5 1/2 months along.. my issue was always loosing the weight after baby. best wishes to you sweetie on your weight loss and for a happy healthy baby
I did the HCG protocol under doctor's supervision and lost 66 lbs. It's a great weight loss lifestyle and has made me so much more aware of my diet/exercise and making healthy choices. Congrats to you on your success!!! Unfortunately, I have completely fallen off the HCG diet wagon since I found out I was pregnant... but I would imagine that you could continue a modified version of the "diet" but just have more calories and maybe a few more complex carbs and be fine. I'd just focus on stabilization and not so much on continued weight loss --- we'll have plenty of time for that after baby! Good luck to you!
I would concentrate more on not gaining too much, rather than trying to lose weight.
No offense to anyone, but I really don't get how someone can gain 50 pounds and be confused about it...pregnancy seems to be a huge excuse to eat too much.
I've been eating the same as you, and I'll be 34 weeks along next week and have only gained 2kg (about 4.5 pounds). All (and more) which can be attributed to the baby's weight, placenta and fluids etc.
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