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Science-based tips to control weight gain in pregnancy

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Three simple tips to control weight gain during pregnancy

A balanced, nutrient-rich diet, along with exercise, is the basis for a healthy pregnancy.

It is healthy to gain weight when you are pregnant – but you do not need to eat for two!

Here are three science-based, actionable tips for maintaining a healthy weight during pregnancy:

Eat more fruits & vegetables, eat less processed foods, and be more active!

Keep your weight gain in a healthy zone with three science-based tips


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