Women who are hoping to conceive should go on a diet years before, new research suggests.
Writing in The Lancet, medics said the vast majority of women of reproductive age were not nutritionally prepared for pregnancy – putting the long-term health of their children at risk.
Those thinking about starting a family are often advised to make lifestyle changes, such as cutting out alcohol, and taking dietary supplements, around three months before attempting to conceive.
But the experts said one of the most crucial factors was for women to be a healthy weight before conception – often meaning diet and lifestyle overhauls need to start years earlier.
What these fools are doing of course is confusing the perfect and the good. If it were actually necessary to be perfectly nourished before conceiving there wouldn’t be any of us here.