Can it really be this easy?
by Mum of 2.5
First of all, thank you for a great site! I came across this quite by accident but I am so glad I did!
I am currently 35 weeks pregnant with boy #3, I am an obese woman who has struggled with weight for my whole life, I grew up with a "low fat everything mindset".
I started this pregnancy at 158kg but have actually lost weight by just being sick and mindful of what I am actually eating, and portion control. I, to this date have not gained any weight at all. (baby's growth is on track however) I have been on antidepressants in recent years which has seen me go up quite a few kilos. I am still on anitdepressants but at a very low dose.
I have been careful with what I have been eating this pregnancy but have been trying to reduce carbs and increase protein, but did not realise the importance of FAT! Can it really be this easy? If I were to change my diet now could this sudden change affect the baby at this stage?
Should I begin slowly or wait until birth? I am also going to change my husband and other 2 boys 9 and 7yrs diet too and wondered if you had any suggestions on just how to start properly? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.