Dear Fitness Expert,
I am 26 and weigh about 95 pounds. We are thinking of having a baby soon, but I need to work on gaining weight. Please advise on how I could achieve this.
Again, we emphasis the importance of seeing your doctor and then a nutritionist may offer you a balanced, well-padded diet.
Alexandra Allred is a former member of the US Women's Bobsled team, is an accomplished martial artist, and continues to teach kickboxing while juggling her career as a full-time writer and mother of three. She has interviewed hundreds of athletes, models, actresses, trainers, doctors, and health/fitness experts as she sought to find answers to her own questions about working out while pregnant, arranging breast-feeding around a training schedule, diet when pregnant and breastfeeding, and encouraging her whole family.
Alex is the author of ten books, including Atta Girl! A Celebration of Women in Sports and Entering the Mother Zone: Balancing Self, Health & Family. We're excited to have her on board!