It’s important to be at a healthy weight at any time, not just before pregnancy, but it is especially important to be at a healthy weight before pregnancy. Not only are overweight women more at risk for tons of cancers, diseases and sicknesses but unhealthy women will give birth to babies that are more at risk of tons of side effects such as neural tube infections and premature births. This is why it is paramount for you to be at a healthy weight before getting pregnant, and here are some easy tips to make it happen.
- Begin a low carb diet and stay on it for at least 6 months
Going on a low carb diet and staying on it for extended periods of time will allow rapid weight loss (especially in the beginning of the diet), staying on the diet will enable you to lose visceral fat mass much easier as a keto diet will help your body resist the cravings of carbs and other weight gaining foods such as snacks. Being someone who has been on keto, it really does work well and it’s a great psychological boost when you lose the 10 pounds of water weight almost immediately after you go into ketosis.
- Try some supplements
Try out things like protein powder/bars, vitamin and mineral supplements to aid your body in the quest to gain muscle mass. Increasing muscle mass will increase your BMR or Basal Metabolic rate, which will increase the number of calories you can consume and get away with. Supplements like Garcinia Cambogia and Forskolin are also great if you need to break through a plateau in weight loss, read my Forskolin Review here to see more information about these supplements.