Welcome to The Fast Diet › The official Fast forums › Body › Medical conditions and fasting › IF During Pregnancy
This topic contains 0 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by dykask 5 months, 1 week ago.
Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
6 Jun 18
Hi. I have been on the 5:2 diet for about 3 years now though this is my first time on this forum. I love the diet and have successfully reduced my BMI from 32 (obese) to 27 (overweight). I have been plateaued for the last year or so, but am happy with my new body and planned to remain on the diet indefinitely to maintain the loss. But a wrench just got thrown in the system. Yesterday I learned I am pregnant. It was not a planned pregnancy, as hubby and I thought we were ‘done’. As such I have not thought about how I would change the diet for pregnancy. My hubby thinks I should abandon IF for now. That may be the best for the baby but I am wondering if there are perhaps more pregnancy friendly versions out there I can try? Like maybe increase the fast day calorie count or something? I just feel like it will be so much harder to start again after a 9 month break. Anyone have experience with this or relevant medical knowledge?
In the FAQs section it states that pregnant or breastfeeding women should not fast.
9 Jul 18
You shouldn’t Fast while pregnant, nor do you have to ‘eat for two.’ Decide with your obstetrition what would be a good TDEE for you to use to maintain your weight, rather than to gain. Fasting will not help the baby due to lack of nutrients.
Mediterranean diet, comes to mind…
10 Jul 18
Almost every fasting expert I listened too or read doesn’t think fasting is for children and women who are pregnant or nursing. This might be a great time to just focus on very healthy eating.
You must be logged in to reply.
Username or Email:
Track your weight and measurements, BMI and TDEE with our new tracker.
The Fast books are available throughout the world and in many different languages. Buy a copy today.
Michael looks at the Horizon special, "What's the Right Diet for You" and tells us which diet they say is best for him.
Results from our tracker show that the average weight lost over the first three months on The Fast Diet is 5-6 kgs (11 to 13 lbs).
Michael Mosley posts a handy graphic to help avoid hidden sugars in food.
• All featured posts •
in Science of intermittent fasting • updated 29 minutes ago by bcjmmac
in Welcome to The Fast Diet and Exercise forums • updated 48 minutes ago by Intesha
in Weight loss • updated 1 hour, 1 minute ago by hedgehogs
• All recent topics •
Copyright © 2018 Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer
Technical questions or problems with the site? Please email our technical contact.