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The Pre-Pregnancy Plan

By EatingWell Editors

There’s no baby on board yet—just babies on the brain.

2. Aim for a healthy weight.

Being overweight can affect the balance of reproductive hormones that control your menstrual cycle and ovulation. Establishing a healthy diet before you conceive will also make it easier to eat well during pregnancy. The best approach to losing weight (and maintaining a healthy weight) is an eating plan that is sensible, satisfying—and supplies the right number of calories for your lifestyle.

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