Here I am (baby bump) 24 weeks in at 182 lbs. I weighted 168 lbs pre-pregnancy, so I’m 14 lbs up. If I was at a normal weight for my height I wouldn’t care. However, I’m 5’4″ and that make 30 or so lbs overweight. My goal was to maintain 174 or less till I got in the third trimester. Well that didn’t work out.
I was lo-carbing prior to getting pregnant and I had lost 40 lbs. I would to start back up but all I get is no dieting. My doctor wants me to gain no more than 25 lbs. I’ve done some research and I have found no substantial research on low-carbing during pregnancy. What I did find was its best to stay out of ketosis because the long term effects are not know.
Ok here is the plan, I want to try and not gain over 25 lbs and I have 4 more months to go…. whats a girl to do?
I think im going to low carb again. However I need to stay between 75 and 100 grams of carbs. That should help to slow down the weight while keeping me out of ketosis. So over the next few months I will try and stick to low carbing. It will be difficult because I have an insatiable appetite and I love pasta. It feels just like I’m on prednisone again 😦
Wish me luck cause I’m going to need it.