When Kourtney Kardashian was pregnant with her son Mason in 2009, she maintained a strict diet and gained a healthy 40 pounds, which she shed quickly after the birth using the weight loss supplement QuickTrim.
Kardashian recently confirmed that she is expecting her second child with longtime boyfriend Scott Disick and says that this time, her diet will be different.
“I’m just eating whatever I can,” Kardashian has said. “Whatever I can tolerate. I think this [pregnancy] there is less I can tolerate.”
While many nutrition experts agree that listening to your body is an important part of eating a healthy diet during pregnancy, it is still key to eat a variety of foods. Moms-to-be who have morning sickness, intense cravings or lack appetite may have a more difficult time getting the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals they need.
During pregnancy, expecting mothers having higher RDAs for most nutrients and need to be sure to consume plenty of calcium, iron, vitamins A, B6, B12, C and folate, either from food and beverages or nutritional supplements.
Kardashian has not yet confirmed whether she will return to QuickTrim to lose her post-pregnancy weight once her child is born. On QuickTrim, which Kardashian’s mother and sisters have also reported using, Kardashian would follow a reduced-calorie diet consisting primarily of green vegetables, lean protein and plenty of water along with the weight loss nutritional supplements.
The QuickTrim diet also endorses plenty of exercise, which fitness experts agree is important for pregnant women. Even celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels advises that women stay fit during pregnancy, under the care of their doctors or health professionals.
January 2nd, 2012