Truth be told, pregnancy cravings are perhaps one of the few times in life, when indulging in your favorite foods doesn’t feel like a sin. However, a new study conducted at the Penn College of Medicine, and published in the Journal of Physiology, suggests that babies with mothers who are obese, or consumed a high-fat diet during their pregnancy, are more likely to be overweight, or have weight-related problems such as diabetes, heart disease and metabolic syndrome, in later life.
The lab tests revealed that rats on a high-fat diet looked exactly the same as the control group rats in terms of weight, but their feeding reflexes were already beginning to be compromised. “The principle of ‘calories in, calories out‘ for weight loss was incredibly oversimplified, and, clearly, telling people to eat less and move more was not getting the job accomplished,” said Kirsteen Browning, Associate Professor of Neural and Behavioral Sciences.
With that in mind, we give you the low-down on Pregnancy Diets: Dos And Don’ts, and also urge you to employ The New Mommy’s Guide To Staying Fit During Pregnancy.