Most women do not like the way they look when they get into their thirties and start thinking about losing some weight. That is when they finally give up and decide to get the weight off through diet and exercise. The sad thing is, they never make a conscious effort to make sure they keep their figure in shape during their pregnancy.
The greatest reason for gaining fat while pregnant is because of pregnancy itself. The woman starts with a good solid figure, but then suddenly loses it after carrying a baby for nine months. That's why it is important to take action immediately if you are gaining any kind of weight.
If you gain weight and it seems stubborn or non-existent, then maybe it is time to make an appointment with your OBGYN. He or she will check you out and try to determine what is wrong. She may recommend some tests to see if your liver is functioning properly, so she can be sure you are eating right.
Sometimes the woman who gained a lot of pregnancy weight in the first few months may want to add a little to the equation as well. In fact, there are some excellent supplements available now that help both men and women gain muscle mass in the months leading up to their baby's arrival. They work in a similar way to protein shakes.
If you look at the good quality supplements that are available today, you'll find one very powerful ingredient. It is a natural compound called pycnogenol. Pycnogenol is a natural precursor to estrogen, which assists the body to put on some weight.
Pycnogenol also helps to ensure the uterus contracts around the fetus to allow for better delivery and even to help facilitate better muscle growth. So as you can see, there are some very good reasons for gaining weight if you are expecting. And there are many benefits to be had if you take pycnogenol.
The only problem with using pycnogenol for both gaining and losing weight is the cost of a good supplement. You need to decide whether the cost is worth the benefit. It may be a good idea to combine the two methods as part of your plan to lose a little weight in the months before you have your baby.
I am not talking about a sit down and discuss of both methods of fat loss during pregnancy. There are many ways to combine them to add to your overall plan. It may be that you could go to a gym and use some of the equipment they offer in the months leading up to the baby's arrival.
Maybe you want to take a class or take advantage of some of the good exercises available in your area. You can always start small with some high intensity exercise and increase the amount of time and effort. This would be a good time to make a few extra bucks to build up to the time you need to give your baby.
Another good thing to do is use some types of whey protein that will help you gain some muscle mass. After all, the body is able to adapt to this kind of diet in just a few short weeks. Also, the protein alone is not a problem for the mother as it provides the needed amounts for the growing baby.
By taking the right steps, you can ensure you gain the pregnancy weight you need while maintaining your figure and losing a few pounds too. Just make sure you plan the time necessary for the diet, exercise and supplementing correctly. You can have some weight gain without a hardgainer plan.