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Posted by: Char | 2004/11/23

WEIGHT GAIN AFTER PREGNANCY

In both my pregnancy's I lost weight while I was pregnant, afterwards I seem to drastically put on weight. Had my thyroid tested, came back normal. What else could be the problem - not a big eater?

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Dear Char
I must admit that not even the international experts at a recent Congress on obesity that I attended could come up with an answer as to why some women gain weight after pregnancy and others do not. Until researchers come up with an answer this phenomenon will remain a mystery.
To lose weight need to basically change your lifestyle. Reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss' , ‘The right approach' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life).
Good luck
DietDoc

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