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Holiday Eating and Pregnancy: What's Your Plan?

christmas cookiesThanksgiving does me in every year. I try to put up a strong fight, but there have been only two times in my life when I could resist–when I was pregnant with each of my children.

I suffered from hyperemesis for the duration of both of my pregnancies and was on anti-nausea meds from 6 weeks until the day I delivered.

So, weight gain was actually kind of a challenge (this is SO not the case for my non-pregnant self, I promise!).

If I hadn’t been so sick, I’m fairly certain I would have had little ability to refuse all of the amazing treats that show up just before Halloween and inundate us until January.

With a recommended weight gain of 25-35 pounds over the course of a pregnancy, I wonder how other women manage to keep their weight gain under control during the holidays.

So, I took to Twitter today to ask the question:

“I’m doing a Babble piece on holiday eating & pregnancy. What’s your approach? Reckless abandon? Caution?”

And here’s the response I got…

Alena, who blogs at Charmingly Chandler, was the first to reply…

Charmingly Chandler

Cam, who blogs over at No Thank You Please, had this to say…

No Thank You Please

No Thank You Please

Suz, who is pregnant with triplets (!) and blogs at Suz’ Treats, shared her plan…

Suz's Treats, triplet blog

Suz's Treats, triplet blog

Suz's Treats, triplet blog

Miranda, from Not Super…Just Mom, made me laugh with her witty response…

Not Super Just Mom

Cate, from Liberal Simplicity, has a healthy plan…

Liberal Simplicity

Katie, from Sluiter Nation jumped in with…

Sluiter Nation

Sluiter Nation

Sluiter Nation

So, now it’s your turn!

How are you approaching this holiday season and all of the food that goes with it?

Are you throwing caution to the wind or denying yourself your favorites?

Or maybe you’ve found a happy medium?

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