Pregnancy can be both an exciting yet stressful time. As women try to keep up with all of the rules about what to eat, what not eat, how to workout, if to workout, what should be a sacred and exciting time can be just plain challenging.
While I don’t have a baby on board just yet, working with clients pre and post pregnancy has prepped me for whenever that day may come. So if you are preggers, read this and learn how to be healthy, fit and pregnant.
Eating For Two
While the average weight gain over an entire pregnancy is 25 to 35 pounds, many women over indulge (or under indulge) while their dear offspring is on board. So just how much should you be increasing your calorie intake while Jr. grows? Well, during the first three months of pregnancy you don’t need to increase your calories at all. However during your second trimester you should increase your caloric intake by about 304 calories per day, and by your third trimester up it to about 450 extra calories per day. But like in any other FitGirl situation, your individual need will depend on age, height, weight and activity level. Need help figuring out how many calories needed daily? Check out my friend Dr. Jan Rydfors’ The Pregnancy Companion® app. As an OB/GYN specializing in fertility and high-risk pregnancy she’s got both you and your diet covered mommy!
Hydration is extremely important during pregnancy. Frequent fluid intake is needed since more water evaporates from your skin when you are pregnant. Oh, and don’t let it be summer?! Heat enhances fluid loss so don’t skip the chance to sip during warmer months. Try to drink at least 10 eight-ounces glasses of fluid every day and even more on hot days. P.S. The Pregnancy Companion® app has a fun hydration counter to make it easy to keep track of your fluid intake too.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"