Published on May 19th, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria0
Dieting During Pregnancy Okay, Study Disappointingly Finds
It used to be that the brief lifetime respites of being knocked up were the only in most women’s lives where they weren’t expected to diet, exercise, work very much or lift and carry stuff.
And for those short periods, aside from the tiredness, nausea and constant groping by strangers, being pregnant was pretty cool. It was like a nearly year-long pass to eat grits and ice cream whenever you felt like it, and you never had to go jogging. But now we have the internet and the free exchange of information that comes along with it. And if I had to read about this study that says that now that former period of no-dieting and gymlessness is over, you do too.
According to researchers in London, 44 studies in a meta-analysis ultimately examined data from 7,000 pregnant women and discovered no adverse effects from dieting during pregnancy. No Mallomars deficiency, no Phish Food anemia, nothing. It was a pretty disappointing study all things told, unless you’re into celery sticks and scales. Bleh.
The meta-analysis of dieting and pregnancy was published in the British Medical Journal.