Pregnancy: Your Guide to Eating Right (cont.)
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What to Eat When Pregnant and Don't Feel Well
Can I Diet While Pregnant?
No. Do not diet or try to lose weight during pregnancy -- both you and your baby need the proper nutrients in order to be healthy. Keep in mind that you will lose some weight the first week your baby is born.
Can I Eat a "Low-Carb" Diet When Pregnant?
Low carbohydrate diets, such as Atkins and the South Beach Diet, are very popular. There have been no studies of the effects of a low carbohydrate diet on pregnancy, so its effect on the fetus, if any, are unknown. While you are pregnant, you should eat a balanced diet from all of the food groups.
Reviewed on 5/16/2012
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