What is the best way to gain weight?

Felicia Tia - posted on 05/20/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




I'm 18 weeks 2 days and 101lbs.. I've always been tiny, my doctor has run every kind of test so its not a medical problem, and I dont exersize alot so it's not my metabolism. The more I eat the more weight I lose.


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Autum - posted on 12/21/2013




You're not providing us all the details. How is your diet? What do you eat and how much? Can you keep your food down?

Jodi - posted on 05/20/2010




I also lost weight in my first trimester with both my kids (which I could ill afford because I was underweight anyway). It wasn't until about the middle of my pregnancy I actually surpassed my pre-pregnancy weight. Even then, I only put on about 7 kg. Yes, my doctors both times worried about it, but because all my bloods checked out and I was eating healthily, they just put it down to genetics. Lack of exercise doesn't mean it isn't your metabolism. Some people just have a naturally higher resting metabolism than others.

Brandi - posted on 05/20/2010




I did the same during the 1st trimester, evened out in the 2nd trimester, and finally started gaining in the second half of the 3rd trimester...it really doesn't matter what you gain (or lose), as long as you eat healthy (especially after having testing done).

A really healthy pregnancy diet is one taught by the Bradley method (promotes natural childbirth but the main focus is starting with a healthy mother and a healthy baby - one key step is eating healthy). This diet can be found on the bradley method website under pregnancy diet: http://www.bradleybirth.com/PD.aspx -I did take a Bradley method class, and my teacher did say that getting 60-80 grams of protein a day is good enough, you don't need the full 100 - the main thing is spreading it out over the day. Funny thing was, even eating as close to this diet as possible, I would only gain 2 pounds every week in my 8th & 9th months but if I didn't follow it, I would gain 6 lbs a week...women have been know to gain as much as 50-60 lbs with this diet, and as little as 10 lbs...it was developed by a doctor to give guidelines on healthy eating to low-income women, then picked up by the Bradley method as a way of promoting a healthy mother and baby.

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