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How to Prepare for the Weight Gain of Pregnancy (Tip 1 of 2)

Today I’m going to talk a little bit about how to prepare for the weight gain of pregnancy. It’s a big topic and women are really concerned about what’s going to happen to their body, whether they will gain weight, and etc.

One thing to really focus on is to trust in the process, and to be consistent in your patterns and habits from the get-go. If you want to take the baby weight on, and let the baby weight fall off, it’s very important to trust that your body can and will do that. There’s no reason for your body to hold on the weight, if you are eating healthy and exercising, and if you have a consistent routine. What often happens is people throw that out the window. They think: “oh I’m pregnant, I can eat whatever,” or “I shouldn’t exercise for whatever reasons,” and then that’s when things start getting a little complicated.
I was doing spin classes until 37 weeks! I just went every day and moved my body, and that was part of the routine. If I wanted macaroni and cheese, I ate macaroni and cheese, but the majority of my diet was fruits and vegetables. If you focus and stick to a healthy pattern from the beginning, the weight comes on, and the weight falls off.

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