gaining weight

Gaining weight while pregnant??

saramurray06's picture

I am pregnant with my first child! Not sure the sex yet. I am a few weeks, I just found out earlier this week. I have read many articles about you should only gain 25-30 lbs when pregnant. I am 5"11 and I usually weight between 130-140. It fulucates. I feel myself eating alot sometimes without meaning too. My husbad has said that the weight you gain while pregnant is very hard to get off!! I need help bc I'm not sure what to doo.. The right things to eat. etc.

Healthy Weight Gain

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture


Dear Fitness Expert,

I have been a gymnast for 10 years, and have been running a gymnastics program for the last 6 years. I just found out I am pregnant. As you can imagine, I have been used to running around and working out a lot. I am very thin, and I am a bit concerned about being able to put on weight.

Everyone tells me to eat milkshakes, fries, and all of the things that I've been trying to avoid for most of my life. Is there a healthier way to go about this? Or should I just start consuming mass quantities of fatty foods?