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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 05:51 AM   1
lsh2010
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I am only a little bit pregnant, 4 weeks

But I started weight watchers in January and I would like to carry it on, is anyone on it at the moment? is it safe to do it whilst pregnant? I'm overweight anyway so losing a few more pounds won't hurt!!



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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 06:12 AM   2
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I dont think weigh loss regimes are advised in pregnancy because they way they work is by defninition to leave your body deficient in calories so that it has to use the fat stores. How about switching to the points you would have for the maintainance bit of the plan - won't be much more and might still allow you to loose a few pounds but baby will definietly get what it needs. The baby takes what it needs first so you would probably be okay either way but I would say better not to chance it, plenty of time to slim when baby is drinking all that breastmilk - it works wonders!



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 06:51 AM   3
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Hi

I'm pretty sure you're allowed to continue, you are at slimming world, just just need a letter from your midwife giving their permission. They won't advise you on weight loss but you still attend every week. Also I think they will give you more points, at SW they give you extra HEalthy Extras so that you get more calcium and fibre.

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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 08:04 AM   4
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Hi

I'm pretty sure you're allowed to continue, you are at slimming world, just just need a letter from your midwife giving their permission. They won't advise you on weight loss but you still attend every week. Also I think they will give you more points, at SW they give you extra HEalthy Extras so that you get more calcium and fibre.

HTH xx
I'm on slimming world, joined after finding out I was pregnant. They just monitor you, and it helps to make sure you don't put on too much unnecessary weight.

I read into weight watchers, and they don't allow you to join when pregnant.

I would definitely recommend SW though, they are fantastic!! It's all done under observation of the midwife, who basically hold the reigns with weight gain & weight loss =) xxx



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 11:09 AM   5
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Oh my Gosh lsh2010! You read my mind!!! I am exactly the same as you just 4 weeks pregnant and unsure what to do as I have been on WW For a year and had only 10 more pounds to get to my goal.

I spoke to my Doctor today and she basically said don't point as such but as long as you stick to the WW Principles for Healthy eating that's what you should do anyway.

I have also emailed my WW Leader so I will let you know what she says.



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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 11:13 AM   6
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I think if you check with Weight Watchers, they have a program for members to follow when pregnant. It allows more points and requires more calcium and veggie intake, I believe. I know they used to have it - I don't know if anything has changed since I was last there (a few years ago.) Weight Watchers isn't so much a diet, but healthy eating and portion control. My cousin was on a modified Weight Watchers when she was pregnant and she lost weight during her pregnancy. (She was overweight, so the doctor approved.)

So, as long as your doctor approves and you are getting the nutrition you and your baby need - why not!?



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 11:29 AM   7
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Hi

I too had the same issue. Started ww last november and now I'm 5 weeks 3 days pregnant. I went along to my meeting and spoke with my leader as soon as I found out and I was told I wasn't allowed to attend meetings or follow the plan while pregnant. It's probably insurance and liability issues. I do think though that most of the pregnancy advice tells you to eat healthily and I was doing that at ww. I think a little bit more of the healthy foods is better than going back to my old awful eating habits.

Although I am craving pizza which I'm putting down to the bump and not just the feeling like I can cheat now. :-)



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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 11:58 AM   8
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i havn't got a clue if you can or cant stay on these diets when pregnant but thought i would just say i am amazed that you have the will power to want to! well done! all i can think about is food food food,(due to bean, im not usually an eating machine!) and the thought of restricting my food or even worse... restricting my craving for sugar! would probably have me on the floor clasping for breath! haha maybe a bit over the top, but i think you women are great for wanting to stick to your healthy eating plans and lose un-needed pre-baby weight, im sure that even if you were unable to carry on with your dieting groups then surely sticking to a healthy eating plan were you get everything you need for you and baby and doing gentle exercises would be fine.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 12:26 PM   9
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Hi,

I am only a little bit pregnant, 4 weeks

But I started weight watchers in January and I would like to carry it on, is anyone on it at the moment? is it safe to do it whilst pregnant? I'm overweight anyway so losing a few more pounds won't hurt!!
I have been doing WW for two years, and decided I am going to stay on it during my pregnancy. Mostly because I like to monitor my weight gain and not gain excessively (I'm still overweight even after all that time, so no use in putting baby at risk, too).

I adjusted my points a tad higher because you should consume extra calories in the day now - but only about that of a candy bar - not an entire pizza bar (like I want to).

Basically I'll be using the tracking tools for food and exercise. Its better than the alternative plan I have, which is nothing.



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2011, 05:06 AM   10
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Hi,

I spoke to my doctor about it yesterday and she said it's fine, in fact she really approves of WW and think's it's a really good plan and a way to lose weight healthily! I'm doing it online so don't actually attend meetings, I weigh myself at home and track everything online!

I started it in January and have lost 20lbs, and I'm still over weight, got another 2 stone to lose to be in my healthy weight! But since doing WW I eat way more vegetables and less junk food so I think it's probably better for me! I think if I feel more hungry than usual I will just have 2 sandwichs for lunch rtather than one! As it''s been said already you only need like an extra 300 calories or something when your pregnant and that's not a lot of food!



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