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Maintaining a Healthy Weight During Pregnancy

Image result for eating healthy during pregnancyIf you are pregnant and considered yourself to be overweight prior to conception, chances are that you have worried more than once about the additional weight gain that comes along with carrying a child. While embarking on a ‘weight loss plan’ is not healthy or recommended during pregnancy, there are ways to maintain and control excessive weight gain through a healthy diet and daily activity.

Why Traditional Dieting is Harmful

A restrictive diet that reduced your calorie intake is one of the most dangerous things you can do to manage your weight gain during pregnancy. You should actually be eating about 500 more calories a day — not cutting them. Restrictive diets do not just limit calories, they reduce the intake of vital nutrients your body and your baby receive from the foods you would be eating such as iron and folic acid. These nutrients are essential to the growth and development of your unborn child – so it’s imperative that you make sure they are incorporated in your daily diet. The easiest way to make sure you are getting at least the recommended amounts of these nutrients is to take a daily prenatal vitamin. These will help fill the gap between the nutrients your body needs and what it’s getting from your food intake.   If however, you are worried about excess weight gain, managing what you eat can help you stay on track and gain appropriate amounts of weight on schedule with your pregnancy.

 

What Should You Be Eating?

Your body has different needs during pregnancy. All of your body systems are essentially in overdrive, and carrying an extra workload to help develop and nurture your growing bundle of joy. Eating a balanced diet and including more of certain groups is going to be a big help in not only maintaining a healthy weight gain but also making sure you are

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Proteins

The Mayo Clinic suggests that the average pregnant woman should be eating roughly 71 grams of protein per day. Protein is most commonly found in meats, poultry, fish, eggs, beans and dairy. It’s recommended that you include some source of protein in every meal and snack as this promotes healthy fetal development and keeps mom’s energy up as well.

Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are just as important to your pregnancy diet as they are to your normal diet. You should be including 2-4 servings of fruit and 4 or more servings of vegetables daily. These foods are very rich in nutrients including Iron, Vitamins and folic acid that are essential to baby’s health.

Breads and Grains

While many trying to maintain a healthy weight would think that carbs are conducive to weight gain, this is not so. Healthy carbohydrates are a primary source of your energy during pregnancy and provide essential nutrients including B vitamins, folate, fiber, protein and iron. Eating 6-11 servings of bread and grains is recommended during pregnancy.

Exercise during pregnancy helps keep you in shape and relieve basic pregnancy discomforts.
Maintaining healthy weight gain during your pregnancy is not about restriction – it is about eating what your body needs for you and baby and avoiding what it doesn’t. Some doctors recommend avoiding large meals and instead trying 6 small meals and snacks throughout the day. Staying active during pregnancy is also important. While many exercises are off the table, walking, jogging, swimming and low impact aerobics keep you moving and are great for managing your weight and promoting mom’s health during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor before making any major dietary or activity changes while pregnant to avoid complications.

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50% OFF HUGGIES DIAPERS AND WIPES ON AMAZON – HUGE SAVINGS! LIMITED TIME ONLY

So if you guys haven’t gotten your super super cheap diapers yet, it’s time to do it. Amazon is offering 50% off Huggies diapers and Wipes. Not sure how long this will last – so jump on it now. Here’s what you need to know.

Be a prime Member. (or start a prime trial – i’ll leave a link below)

Put any one Huggies Diapers or Wipes item in your cart – you can do both – just make sure they are in separate transactions.

At checkout use code HUGGIES50D for diapers or HUGGIES50W for wipes! This will give you 50% off your order

** for extra savings – make sure you are opted in for Amazon Mom to get the additional 20% diaper discount, choose a product with the Sunbscribe and Save option AND make sure to clip the $2 or $3 coupon on the product page.

I got the big box of $192 diapers for $10.25 – it does work and this is huge savings! Click below to be taken right to the Huggies products!

Click Here to Pick from the Huggies Diaper Selection on Amazon

Click here to check out Huggies Wipes!

IT’S BACK! $25 in FREE Clothes + Free Shipping From Schoola!! This Won’t Last!

As regulars of my blog and social media pages may know I am a huge Schoola fan. As a mommy of a newborn (and a stay at home mommy at that) my finances are tight to say the least. Schoola helps me splurge on my family by allowing me to buy gently used designer brands at hugely discount prices. I guarantee if you sign up for this sight you are going to love it too… and honestly there is no better time to do it.

RIGHT NOW YOU CAN GET $15 in clothing for FREE simply for being a new member. On top of that – if you follow the on site instructions for ‘creating a collection’ you will instantly receive another $10 credit!! (When you are searching their site for clothes, look in the left hand column to ‘name’ and then press the button to ‘create’ your collection EASY PEASY!)That’s a whopping $25 bucks for you to to stock up on summer clothes with NO SHIPPING!!! So you quite literally are getting something for free!!

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My last order from Schoola!

To get your credit go to the Schoola website to be taken to their website. Just sign up, follow the above instructions to start your collection – and then pick out your $25 worth of clothing and head to your cart to checkout. The discount will automatically deduct during checkout – making your total FREE… AND BELIEVE YOU ME – you can get more than one item on this site for $25.  They have items in all departments as low as $2-$3. The image pictured was my first order ever from the site. I signed up during a free shipping promotion too! The total for my order was $14.67 – and I paid nothing!!!

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR – go get some great summer clothes FREE for you and your kids!! Head on over to the Schoola website to get started and don’t forget to share this post with your friends so they can get in on this too!!

It’s BACK $15 Credit for clothing + Free Shipping Schoola Spring Event

Hey guys! As you all know I am a huge fan of the Schoola program. They sell gently used clothing and give a huge chunk of the profits back to schools! Let me say their clothes are great – gently used – but all in great condition. I have made several purchases from them – and the items I got were almost in mint condition.

Right now they are running a promotion – new customers who sign up through a promo link will get a $15 credit for anything on the site! They have items as low as $1-$2 so you will definitely get your money’s worth – also they have sizes from babies up to adults – so it’s not just children’s clothing. I myself recently ordered a Torrid skirt – plus size – and got it for $11.00 insteadschoola of the $50 i would have paid retail. Here’s a pic of my latest order from them. Along with the $15 credit they are offering FREE SHIPPING with Any Order. So, lets do some math. $15 credit + Free SHIPPING = FREE CLOTHES!! Awesome Sauce. The free shipping offer will not last long so we definitely encourage you to jump on this while it’s active.

All you  need to do to get your credit is use the link below to sign up. YOU MUST BE A NEW CUSTOMER. Once you register – select $15 of items from the site and add them to your bag – then checkout – your free shipping and credit will be applied to your total to make it FREE. Once you place your order you will get a confirmation e-mail – keep a hold of that in-case you need to track your order.

That’s it – super easy peasy. Here’s the link to get you started!! Just click the image

Pampers Rewards Points Codes Available!

Hey Mommies and Caretakers! If you collect Pampers Rewards Points – here are a few codes you may not have used yet!!

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Follow us to get updates on new codes as we find them! We’re always on the lookout.

Luvs Diapers Deal: Box of 252 Diapers $23.00 on Amazon!

Mommies – this is a definite steal! Right now on Amazon. The Giant boxes of Luvs diapers is available for $24 even if you have an Amazon Mom subscription! Amazon Mom subscriptions are free if you have prime – and you can have both free for thirty days with their trial!  This is amazing considering a pack of 36 or so is typically $5-7. Definitely take advantage.

How to get an Amazon Mom Free Trial:

Click the link below and sign up – You will not be charged for 30 days – cancel anytime before trial ends to avoid being charged for the service. This subscription automatically gives you great deals on baby items including an extra 20% on diapers. Once you have your trial in place, click the image below to be taken to the product page.
Try Amazon Mom for Free

Ordering Your Diapers:

Select the size you need, then click the ‘Clip Coupon’ button located below the pricing info. On the right side of the page you will see options for either one time delivery or Subscribe and Save — click Subscribe and save – this gives you an additional discount on top of the $1.00 coupon and the 20% discount- your total will be $23.00

*Note – You are under no commitment to continue on with your subscribe and save deal once you have made your purchase. Once your order is placed, simply cancel.

Click the image below to be taken directly to the page.

Mommies: Get Paid $2 via PayPal for a 10 Minute Survey

Ran across this browsing the net tonight and absolutely had to share. OP4G is doing a survey on new mommies (as in you have a newborn, not necessarily that it is your first child). The study is about infant sleep wear and accessories and co-sleeping. No sign up to the site is required, you only need to click the link and take the survey.

The survey itself takes about ten minutes – and at the end they will ask you for your PayPal address so that they can send you your $2 reward – super easy. Not sure how long this is going to last – but I definitely recommend all mommies get in on this while it’s up.

Click HERE to be redirected to the survey start page.

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Free Sample of Diapers AND Wipes from Simply Right

If you love baby samples and freebies like we do – here’s one you will definitely want to go sign up for. Simply Right – a Sam’s Club brand – is giving away samples of both their diapers AND wipes. All you need to do is fill out the short form and voila! Free stuff.

**NOTE**

On this sample form you will see that there are checkboxes for numerous sizes. The form allows you to click all of the sizes AND the wipes. We are not sure if they send you samples of all sizes – but it seems that way. (This is nice for mommies like me who have tiny babies who are small – you will have a few extra diapers stashed around as your baby grows lol.)

Click the picture to go directly to the form – or click HERE

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