Fitness and Nutrition

  • First Baby!

    I have only been married for about three months, and we became pregnant unexpectadly.

  • Weight Loss During Pregnancy

    QUESTION

    Dear Fitness Expert,
    I'm 26 years old and 6 months pregnant with my first child. I have gained 25 pounds in the past 6 months. I'm 5'9 and approximately 230 pounds.

    I was a bit overweight before I got pregnant and I am having so much trouble trying to exercise. I can't keep up, I get tired too quickly, and can't breath. I used to belly dance and Irish dance for 12 years before I got pregnant so I'm used to being fit, though I've never been "tiny."

    I am really concerned that I'm not going to bounce back after pregnancy.

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  • Nutrition During Your Pregnancy

    It is important that you eat a variety of nutritious foods during your pregnancy to ensure that your body and the baby that is growing inside of you get all the right nutrients, and also to ensure that you control your weight gain. If you choose to eat a variety of nutritious foods, you will be assured of consuming adequate calories and an ideal weight gain.

  • Find a Prenatal Vitamin You Can Swallow

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  • Five Tips to Harness the Power of Body Shape

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  • Garlic and Hot Peppers in Diet

    QUESTION

    Dear Nutritionist,
    Can I really not eat garlic or hot peppers while I'm pregnant? I love both and would really miss them as part of my diet...

    I have already noticed I can't drink any of my teas, either. Is there a tea I can drink other than Green Tea?

  • Selma Blair Gets Real About Postpartum Hair Loss and More!

    Selma Blair is refreshingly candid about the realities of postpartum hair loss following the birth of her adorable son, Arthur Saint.

  • Weight Gain During Pregnancy?

    QUESTION

    Dear Nutritionist,
    I am 26 years old and 17 weeks pregnant with my first baby. In the first trimester I lost 9 pounds due to not feeling well and lack of appetite. Since about week 13 my appetite has better, but I have still only gained 2 of the lbs back.

    How quickly should I be gaining and do you suggest any certain foods to help? I have added a boost supplement daily and try to eat a well balanced diet with many snacks in between my meals. My doctor checked my thyroid levels which were normal.