Looking for a bit of information, if anyone can help?

We're looking to TTC fairly soon. However, I'm obese.

I know that weight problems can affect pregnancy/the baby's health, so I wanted to clarify...

Is it the actual weight that's the issue, or the lifestyle associated with it?

My BMI is around 33. I eat two pieces of fruit for breakfast, and a lunch which consists of a small healthy portion of meat with a selection of vegetables. I walk an average of ten miles a day, and eat around 1300-1700 (net) calories in total daily. Evening meals again are meats with vegetables, or occasional treats such as homemade burgers. Fast food, chemicals and salt are extremely limited. No soda-type drinks, though I do have Ribena.

Despite all this, I can't lose weight. It's fat, not muscle. I've had blood tests to look for a cause, but none can be found.

I don't want to become pregnant if I will in any way be risking my baby's health. Do my eating habits and exercise make up for the fact that I'm a short, round blob, or is the fat on my body much more the issue than what goes into it and what activity I do?

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replied December 14th, 2013
I hope this helps
My wife tried a million different diets and none seemed to work. What made things worse is that she started getting depressed and aggravated, and felt like a failure.
Her emotional decline started taking its toll, and I even started to worry about our marriage.
The reason I am telling you this is that she lost over 30lbs over 12 months, and things look much better.
The change came after I stumbled upon a weight loss program that allowed her to eat whatever she wanted, and the kind of support she needed.
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replied May 5th, 2015
Being obese puts your baby to the risk of preterm labour, birth defects and macrosomia. If you have a BMI of 30 or above, you're more likely to be low in vitamin D. A lack of vitamin D in pregnancy can lead to your baby having weak teeth and bones. Obesity also predisposes you to increased risk of various complications such as pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes and increased risk of infections.
Moreover, it can also cause you problem in conceiving. Being obese can harm your fertility by inhibiting normal ovulation. However, if you lose even few pounds, it reduces your risk dramatically. Losing weight is more about balancing your diet and exercise. If you exercise regularly and burn more calories than you eat, you will start losing weight automatically. There are many weight programs available which focus on this balance; you can subscribe to one of it and start planning at earliest. Good luck.
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