Our expert says:
Congratulations on your pregnancy. It is possible to lose some weight during pregnancy or to keep your weight relatively constant until after the pregnancy, but I would like you to consult a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), so that she can help you work out which foods to avoid without depriving you or the baby of any vital nutrients (e.g. calcium, iron, omega-3, etc). If you dr gives permission you can also do some exercise such as going for a walk every day which will help to control your weight gain. Click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'Eating throughout life' and 'Pregnancy' and read the articles on diets in pregnancy.
Wishing you all the best
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