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#1 TillyTake2

Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:50 PM

Hi,

I've joined the 12wbt (Michelle bridges) & I'm just wondering about th calories. If I follow 1700 a day is that likely to result in weight loss (I am overweight) & if it does is this ok?

Any other experiences? Did others who were overweight tend to lose weight at this calorie intake? I would like to as I am overweight & could do with a few less kilos but I don't know what is realistic or safe.

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#2 TillyTake2

Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:52 PM

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#3 HairyMaclary

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:22 PM

I signed up for the last round but found out I was pregnant a few days before it started.  I followed it for a few weeks.  I was having 1800 calories a day and still losing weight, even though I actually started at my goal weight and didn't really want to lose any more (I signed up because I had just got to my goal weight and wanted to tone up).  Once the nausea and tiredness kicked in I couldn't do it anymore - just looking at the meal plan made me feel  sick.gif .  

I found out about 4 weeks later that I'm having twins, so need a lot more calories than that.  One book I read said 3000 - 3500 (for twins).  After eating 1200-1800 for months I'm actually finding it quite challenging, which sounds strange.

Sorry I'm not much help.  I would recommend talking to your doctor and see what they say.

#4 ZCE

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

I haven't done 12wbt but personally i wouldn't be going on a 'weightloss program' while pregnant. I'd be going to see a dietician who can ensure you're meeting calorie and nutritional requirements for yourself and bub.

I am also overweight. i watched my diet, exercised regularly and in the end i only gained 4kg (so essentially baby/fluid/placenta weight).

#5 #YKG

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:32 PM

You need to talk to your Doctor, the recommendation is no weightloss programs during pregnancy unless it is under medical supervision.

See your Dr before undertaking the progam to ge the all clear to go ahead.

#6 TillyTake2

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

The meal plan just seems like healthy eating, it's the calories I'm unsure about. I asked the dr & he just said as long as I am not hungry then it's fine. If I'm hungry all the time it is my body telling me I need to eat more. He didn't care about calories & he didn't really comment on weight loss (I gained only a very small amount last pregnancy so I guess he thinks it isn't an issue).

#7 Mel from the Creek

Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

I've been doing lite n easy 1500 calories and I asked the obstetrician if I was fine to continue on with that (if I actually manage to fall pregnant - we are trying).  He said absolutely no worries.  If you are feeling hungry though I would rethink.  Or if you've had previous issues.

#8 amz1987

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

Im doing it at the moment, and have been fine. If I feel a bit hungry I just have another healthy snack. My doctor said it was fine (I am also overweight).

#9 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:33 AM

QUOTE (TillyTake2 @ 17/02/2013, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The meal plan just seems like healthy eating, it's the calories I'm unsure about. I asked the dr & he just said as long as I am not hungry then it's fine. If I'm hungry all the time it is my body telling me I need to eat more. He didn't care about calories & he didn't really comment on weight loss (I gained only a very small amount last pregnancy so I guess he thinks it isn't an issue).

this seems like great advice. I was  overweight last pregnancy (still am) and I just tried to eat healthy and stay active. If I was craving something, Id eat it.
I gained 5kg, and birthed a 4.5kg baby, so technically lost weight original.gif

#10 Toothfairy01

Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:21 AM

Could you consult a dietician? They'll probably be able to tell you how many calories you need per day to sustain the baby.

#11 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

I'm doing the program. So far have lost half a kilo. I have about 25kg to lose prepregnancy so am not worried about losing weight this pregnancy. All I am doing is sticking to the calories and walking. I personally think 1700 calories for me is okay but I'm quite tall. There is no way in hell I'd be able to stick to 1200 calories a day.


#12 TillyTake2

Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

Thanks all. I'll give it a go & see how I go (said while eating a padle pop lol)

#13 w-emma

Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

I understood that ketones weren't good for your baby. Ketones are produced when your body burns fat rather than carbs for energy.

#14 loubee

Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

I haven't done it while pregnant but the 12wbt program is a very big program with a great deal of experience going into setting it up from nutritionists, Dr's etc.... I would suggest that they wouldn't launch a specific pregnancy program without it being safe. Just be sure to follow it and not be tempted to lose more than you should be.

#15 cinnabubble

Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

I think taking diet advice from a PT is about as valid as taking plumbing advice from a carpenter.

#16 secret1

Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

Hi
I have been doing the 12wbt for 6 months and have lost 30kg to date. Although I still have about another 20kg to lose I am pretty fit (gym/bootcamp 6days). I am now pregnant (5 weeks so early days) but I have spoken to my dr, naturopath and pt and have been advised to continue exercising - while I still feel well and don't do anything stupid.Food wise I am still on about 1200 cals (again checking with my dr) I will increase this will snacks once I start to get hungry. However I think the emphasis should be quality of the calories and nutrient you consume rather than just x amount of cals a day.I was advised that starting something a hard core exercise regime isn't advised but continuing what you already do is okay.Obviously everyone's body is different but for me, I want to ensure I stay for bad healthy throughout this pregnancy, I put 30kg on with my ds....
Just wanted to add the although Michelle bridges is a or she does also have a team of nutritionists pitting together he menus and recipes.

Edited by secret1, 22 February 2013 - 04:24 PM.


#17 RealityBites

Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

It's not a pregnancy specific program, so I would steer clear until after birth. Pregnancy is not the time to be embarking upon a food/exercise regime.

#18 Beancat

Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

Does the 12wvt program have a pregnancy option.  I know with some programs, ie weight watchers, they wont even let you do it if you are pregnant.

I was under the impression no dieting is recommended during pregnancy unless you are basically morbidy obese and then it should only be done under the supervision of professionals, ie your doc/ob and a dietitian.  I certainly wouldnt be undertaking such a program while pregnant

Does the 12wvt program have a pregnancy option.  I know with some programs, ie weight watchers, they wont even let you do it if you are pregnant.

I was under the impression no dieting is recommended during pregnancy unless you are basically morbidy obese and then it should only be done under the supervision of professionals, ie your doc/ob and a dietitian.  I certainly wouldnt be undertaking such a program while pregnant

#19 Nut

Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:11 PM

Before I actually comment please be aware that any decision you make should not be based on what anyone has said on this forum. It's something you should speak to a doctor about.

But the 12wbt does have a pregnancy option. It has an exercise program and through out the meal plans it gives alternatives and additions for pregnant women.

It may not specifically be about losing weight when pregnant but being fit and healthy. The 12wbt is not meant to be a diet, it's meant to be a lifestyle change that you continue with when you finish the program. You add a few hundred calories to your diet when you reach your goal but for the most part it's designed to change how you approach food.

Many of the proper lifestyle change programs are fine during pregnancy as they are not, as I said before, "diets" in the stereotypical sense.

If you really want to be sure though, speak to your GP about it.

#20 shellsparkles

Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:35 PM

I'm a nutritionist (Degree and PhD qualified).  I'll be honest with you I would stay clear of any diet that severely restricts calories.  Calories are a convenient, well known method of monitoring food intake over a day

The calories well they really depend on what 1800 calories you eat. 1800 cal worth of chocolate or crisps - isnt going to be as nutritious as fruit salad or a balanced meal of meat and veg.   I would be more concerned about quality rather than quantity, get plenty of vegetable and fruit every day and think about how you cook things- less frying, more grilling, trimming fat off meat etc.

Most people know when they are pigging out and eating too much (yes I'm guilty too).  However when you are pregnant you have to ensure you eat enough for you and baby and enough of the right food.


Its hard to determine whether this level  kcal is suitable for you or not without an assessment  - I would honestly speak to a accredited practising dietician (DAA) or registered Nutritionist (R.Nutr) or indeed your medical support team

This is my first pregnancy and to be honest - I am struggling  to eat my five portions of veg a day and fruit omg! I cannot have a banana within a mile of me! Salt and vinegar crisps however.....

#21 harryhoo

Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

I've done the 12wbt to help shift some leftover baby weight (DS is 1) and had already decided that when I get pregnant with no 2 that I would sign up to do it again. Not to lose weight as I'm at my ideal weight now, but to be healthy. I love not having to think about what to cook for dinner each night and what healthy snack options are, so instead of eating chocolate chip cookies all the time like last pregnancy (I put on 25kg) I will be able to eat healhty food which will be good for me and baby. There are pregnancy options and I think if you're feeling good and not hungry and not pushing yourself too much with the exercise then give it a go. But make sure you listen to your body (and Dr) and focus on being healthy not losing weight. You know youre body best.

#22 ~RM~

Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:34 AM

Ive done it pregnant AND not pregnant. I did 1700 calories, but some days went over or under that depending on my appetite and cravings (I think you have to allow for salt and vinegar chips and paddle pops here and there too  wink.gif ).

There is a pregnancy program, and I found that it just helped me manage my food and make sure I was eating balanced healthy meals and snacks at regular times.

I was 20kg overweight when I started the preg program, and have only put on 2kg at 30weeks, my docs and midwives are happy. I still have treats.

Its not ridiculously restricitive or small portions, and the excercise is all sensible and pregnancy safe.

It doesnt feel like a "diet" more like a healthy eating plan.




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