|The Biggest Loser 2011 Winner John Rhode went from 445 to 225lbs on the show|
“I’ve been eating a lot. All day long,” Mel tells People magazine. “I’m eating for England and I am loving it.”
“Last year, I was super fit and super healthy,” she said. “And I will be again after this baby because I have an active lifestyle.”
That is very good to hear and because she has been there already, she knows what work to put in to get back to her usually super fit and svelte self. She does top Bellyitch’s top fit celebrity mom’s list.
And in this era of the Pregnorexia, it is so wonderful to see a celebrity eat, gain and admit being comfortable with her body.
“Being pregnancy is a beautiful thing,” she said.
(Reuters Health) – A new study finds that young, low-income women often gain too much weight during pregnancy, raising concerns about the potential long-term impact on their obesity risk.
Nearly two-thirds of 427 pregnant women, mostly black or Hispanic, seen at two U.S. medical clinics put on more than the recommended weight during pregnancy.
And a year after giving birth, about half had retained at least 10 of their pregnancy pounds.
Writing in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Bonnie E. Gould Rothberg of Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, and colleagues say the findings are worrisome.
…The researchers found that before pregnancy, just shy of a quarter of the women were overweight, and slightly more were obese.
Among women who were normal-weight before pregnancy, four in 10 fit the definition of “overweight” one year after giving birth, and one in 20 fell into the obese category.
…Of those who were overweight before becoming pregnant, more than half were obese one year after delivery, based on body mass index (BMI), a measure of weight in relation to height.
A BMI above 25 is considered overweight and above 30, obese.
One of the concerns with these weight changes is that they resulted from just one pregnancy, Gould and her colleagues note.
Since the women in the study were only between the ages of 14 and 25, the researchers point out, it is likely that they will have more children, and possibly retain more weight after those pregnancies.
Few studies have examined patterns of weight gain among young minority women in the U.S., according to Gould Rothberg and her colleagues, who call for more efforts to make such women meet IOM recommendations.
7. Finally, how about the fact that young low-income is and has become synonymous with black and Hispanic. Whenever someone says young poor, the image of a person of color pops up in your head, doesn’t it? Why do you think that?
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