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Pros and Cons of Pilates During Pregnancy with Alana Reed

The week of July 20 is Healthy Pregnancy Week at DietsInReview.com.

alana reed pilatesGuest Blogger Alana Reed is the owner of Alana Reed Pilates.  She was given the prestigious certification to teach Pilates in 2001 by Romana Kryzanowska, one of the five living disciples of Joseph Pilates. Alana works in New York City with clients of all ages and abilities.  She specializes in pre- and post-natal Pilates and bone health. To learn more about Alana Reed, visit her website.

Pilates is famous for being a great form of exercise during pregnancy. Not only does it keep you in shape during pregnancy, but it can also help keep traditional aches associated with pregnancy at bay. Also, it can help you get your pre-pregnancy figure back quickly after delivery!
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What Pregnant Moms Need to Know About Gestational Diabetes

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The week of July 20 is Healthy Pregnancy Week at DietsInReview.com.

Joining us as guest blogger is Jill Knapp. Jill is from Idaho, where she lost 100 pounds after being diagnosed with gestational diabetes while pregnant. Today, she manages her diabetes with diet and exercise and without medication. Jill’s goal is to keep generating awareness about Type 2 diabetes and encouraging others to “Get Up and Get Moving.” She competed in the Mrs. Idaho pageant, made the top 5 and the reason she competed was to continue spreading her message.

Gestational diabetes affects about 4% or all pregnant women. The cause of gestational diabetes is unknown all though there are some clues.

Gestational diabetes starts when your body is not able to make and use all the insulin it needs for pregnancy. Without enough insulin, glucose cannot leave the blood and be changed in to energy.
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5 Pregnancy Diet Tips from Jillian Michaels

The week of July 20 is Healthy Pregnancy Week at DietsInReview.com.

jillian michaelsYou know Jillian Michaels best as the no-nonsense trainer from NBC’s Biggest Loser. She’s also grown a fitness empire of her own and through that has been able to help men and women alike transform their bodies and regain the healthy lives they deserve to live. Jillian also joins our healthy pregnancy week to share tips for how moms-to-be can stay healthy.

Here are Jillian’s tips for eating a healthy diet while pregnant:

1. Do NOT eat for two!!! You won’t need to lose baby weight if you don’t gain it. It takes about 55,000 calories to make a baby.  This breaks down to about 200-300 extra calories a day. So make sure to eat the equivalent of your Active Metabolic Rate (you can figure this out with an AMR calculator on Google) and the add 200 or so extra calories on top of it.
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Getting Ready to Shed That Baby Weight

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The week of July 20 is Healthy Pregnancy Week at DietsInReview.com.

Guest blogger Susan Wenner Jackson is a writer, mom and weight loser who resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. She blogs with her husband about their ongoing journey from fat to fit at MrAndMrsGetFit.com. She also shares her experiences as a parent at WorkingMomsAgainstGuilt.com with three other working moms.

Pregnancy can really put a damper on weight loss momentum. I should know, because late last year, I got myself in the family way after having successfully lost 60 pounds. What was I thinking?! That’s what I’m asking myself now, just days away from giving birth. I’m going to have to re-lose a lot of those pounds and then some.
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Should I Exercise During My Pregnancy?

Of course, the majority of women benefit greatly from exercising throughout their pregnancies. You definitely need to discuss your exercise plans with your doctor or other health care provider early on to make a few adjustments to your normal exercise routine.

Depending on your work-out preference, I recommend swimming (shallow water to avoid too much pressure), water aerobics, biking, walking, pilates, or any combination of cardio, strength, and flexibility exercises. Avoid bouncing or jarring activities, leaping, prolonged exercise, or any movement that puts the body in a compromised position. A few typical activities to avoid are: contact sports, skiing or snowboarding, horseback riding, or scuba diving.

Benefits:

Feel Better

Look Better

Prepare Body For Birth Process

Regain Pre-Pregnancy Body More Quickly