There are usually many questions that come along with pregnancy. One is planning on how to stay fit. Too often, a woman has uttered the words, “I had such a great figure before I had children.” This doesn’t have to be the case but unfortunately, is all too common. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that nearly half of the pregnant women in American gain too much weight during their pregnancies.
What is considered an acceptable amount of weight gain? The Institute of Medicine recommends that women with a body mass index in the normal range (between 18.5 and 24.9) gain 25 to 35 pounds during the course of a pregnancy. Women who start out underweight (with a BMI below 18.5) should put on 28 to 40 pounds while pregnant; women who are overweight should add 15 to 25 pounds; and obese women should gain only 11 to 20 pounds during their pregnancies.
To achieve these optimal weights, it is important to stay fit. Exercise during pregnancy not only keeps you in shape but can also help with some common discomforts of pregnancy. It can also help prepare your body for labor and delivery. More than likely, your healthcare provider will tell you to remain active, as long as it is comfortable and there are no other health conditions suggesting otherwise. Now is not the time to exercise for weight loss, however, proper exercise during pregnancy will likely be helpful with weight loss after the delivery of your baby. You should always consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new exercise routine.
Total Nutrition Technology offers a program, TNT Moms, which is specifically suited for moms and moms-to-be. The program consists of custom-designed plans developed for all stages of pregnancy. Consider it a personalized mommy-makeover. The benefits gained through TNT Moms include:
- Plans that are custom-designed, whether you are planning for pregnancy, pregnant, or in the postpartum stage eager to get back to your pre-pregnancy shape.
- Ensuring that you are taking in all essential nutrients your body needs through every stage of pregnancy.
- Learning how to read food labels to optimize your diet.
- Learning to combat various nutrition-related pregnancy issues including food aversions, cravings, heartburn, gestational diabetes, and gastrointestinal issues.
- The convenience of having help available in-person, by phone or online.
With all of the changes occurring in your body, it is reassuring to have the experts at TNT helping you every step of the way. You will meet with a Certified TNT Health Educator, who will perform a comprehensive health evaluation that will cover your desired achievements, past history, current habits, potential obstacles and a game plan to succeed. A customized plan is then designed just for you to ensure you get the results you are after in the shortest amount of time. The process doesn’t stop there. Our goal is to truly educate you and teach you how to keep the results you have attained while with TNT. Your customized plan is hand delivered, making it easy to follow and understand and as time progresses, TNT teaches you how to turn this into a truly manageable and realistic way of life.
TNT has been established since 1993 and has helped tens of thousands of individuals achieve their goal. We want you to be the next.
Contact TNT today for more information and your free consultation.