Our expert says:
Because you started your pregnancy with a BMI of 27, 3 which is above the normal range (18-25), you should only gain between 7 and 11,5 kg during the entire pregnancy. You have, therefore, already gained nearly all the weight that you should gain and your are only finished with the second trimester with another 3 months to go. If you do use the low-fat, high-fibre Slimming diet you need to add 2 cups of fat-free milk or 1 cup of fat-free yoghurt or cottage cheese to the diet to provide you with the additional calcium you and baby need. You should also take iron and folic acid supplements (I trust your gynae or dr have prescribed them) and omega-3 supplements (Salmon oil capsules). Discuss the water retention with your dr because this could be an indication of a problem and may require treatment. Also ask the dr if you are allowed to do any exercise such as going for gentle walks or swimming, but only if this does not affect the baby or your pregnancy. Remember that at this stage you are NOT trying to lose weight, but to prevent additional weight gain.
Enjoy your last trimester
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