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Can prenatals cause weight gain?

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#1 autumnxx



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:54 PM

Taking vitamins terrify me. I started a prenatal as I'm at that age where it's better than just taking a regular one. But I'm afraid they'll slow down my metabolism or something. I've read on other forums how people were complaining of weight gain. How?

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 02:23 PM

I've heard they do wonders for your hair and nails. I can't speak about personally, but I do so much better when I take regular vitamins. And by that, I feel like my binges are less frequent and less severe (my body isn't screaming for nutrients) my energy level is higher, and since I take an additional iron supplement - I don't get as weak.


Best of luck, I'll be switching to prenatals in the near future :)

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:41 PM

Prenatals do not make you gain weight, nor do regular vitamins for that matter. Your body needs nutrients, and there are usually zero calories in vitamin pills, so it's a good idea to include them while restricting. There are whole food based vitamins that I prefer called raw New Chapter that do have calories (like 10) but you don't need to take them with food and are easier for your body to use, as well as being natural. It is necessary to keep yourself healthy, keep you from bruising (common) and keep your hair from falling out. It's how models stay beautiful (instead of look like crack heads) even though they eat hardly anything.

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