Science safe to diet when pregnant

Published on May 19th, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria


Dieting During Pregnancy Okay, Study Disappointingly Finds

safe to diet when pregnant

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.



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Kim LaCapria is a writer and editor based in New York. A longtime information junkie, she began blogging full-time at the Inquisitr in 2009. Prior to that, she worked as a marketing assistant in the cosmetics and skincare industry. In addition to her writing for fortytwotimes, she also writes for Medacity and The Inquisitr. Kim is also a contributor for SocialNewsDaily, Indyposted, and TotallyMoney. In the past, she contributed to Lipstick and Luxury and managed social media accounts and blogs for several small and mid-sized businesses.

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