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5 ways to keep pregnancy weight gain within reason


5. Embrace The Siesta!
Tired women tend to make poor food and beverage choices. When fatigued, we seek quick energy, and a calorie is energy. This is particularly true in the first trimester, when fatigue tends to be greatest. You may find yourself wolfing down candy, cookies or soda to help you stay alert.

"If a pregnant woman doesn't get enough sleep, she may compromise her diet because she will have less energy," Galluzzi says. "She may find it easier to go to a drive-through for fast food than to the supermarket to buy fresh ingredients and cook at home." So take a nap, get to bed early, and skip your a.m. workout to snooze in if necessary—your sleep is that important!

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