Healthy Pregnancy Weight, Healthier Adult Children

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Hi, Dr. Oz here, with a smart help tip for you. This one is for pregnant moms a new study shows, that being overweight before or during pregnancy, boosts your child's risk for health problems well into adulthood. 70% overweight women, gain too much weight during pregnancy. That puts excess fat on a new born, which turns into a high risk for obesity, type II diabetes and heart problems as a young adult.

If you're overweight and you're thinking about having a baby, one of the best things that you can do for your child is to lose some weight before you get pregnant. Here's some ways to melt away some of that belly fat. Watch your portions, use an eight inch salad plate for your meals, fill half with veggies, a quarter fill with whole grains, and quarter with bean protein, and spice up your food with chilies, they help boost your metabolism.

Sip green tea, it's loaded with EGCG, a polyphenol that zaps fat. Get more exercise, take a morning and an afternoon walk. Keep up these habits for a health baby who will grow into a healthy adult. For more ways to keep your family well, watch all of our smart tips right here.