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Not sure why Ive gained so much weight!

Went for my 12 week checkup and I've gained 10 pounds!

I'm not eating more than I did prior to pregnancy, I'm still on a low fat, low carb diet...I eat mostly fresh veggies, fruit and grilled chicken or nuts for protein. I do the whole eat 6 times a day...3 small meals and three small snacks thing. I got out to eat for one meal, once a week and that's all. I have cut pop out of my diet entirely. I take a 45 minute to an hour walk 5 days a week.

What gives??

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:57 AM on Jun. 7, 2013 in Pregnancy

Answers (11)
  • water weight

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:09 AM on Jun. 7, 2013

  • How much sodium is in/on your food? I gained weight like that, but it was salt that caused it. My OB was very strict about what I could ort could not eat. Otherwise I agree water weight.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:38 AM on Jun. 7, 2013

  • you are worried about 10 lbs and you are 3 months along?


    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 8:47 AM on Jun. 7, 2013

  • Watch your salt intake! VERY important & I only ate when I was hungry. I think you should listen to your body. If you're not hungry then don't snack. I only gained 26 lbs. total for each pregnancy. What did your OBGYN say?

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:12 AM on Jun. 7, 2013

  • Could be the extra meals or water weight.

    Answer by 3libras at 9:33 AM on Jun. 7, 2013

  • charlotsomtimes - um yes, they say you should only gain no more than 5 pounds in the first trimester...considering I've doubled that...yeah I'm concerned.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:28 AM on Jun. 7, 2013

  • I'm not sure because I could barely eat anything at twelve weeks, but if you're having three meals and three snacks, could you be overdoing it, even with nutritious calories? Would you get too hungry if you cut out one of the snacks or cut down what you eat at the meals?

    Answer by Ballad at 1:07 PM on Jun. 7, 2013

  • Yeah I'm going to try to cut back...but I'm already only consuming 1500 calories of healthy stuff...only 300 more than when I was dieting BEFORE pregnancy frustrating

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:29 PM on Jun. 7, 2013

  • I've gained 35 lbs with my pregnancy, your body knows best sometimes. If you are very concerned check with your doctor, but I know I gained almost that in my first trimester too.

    Answer by Nicollea at 1:25 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • don't most women gain weight when they are pregnant?

    Answer by AnonNdrag at 12:33 AM on Jun. 11, 2013

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