Eating for two? Hold that donut!

 

“Eating For Two” Has Consequences For Mom And Baby

Once again, research shows that eating too much, especially too much unhealthy foods such as those that are fried, during pregnancy can increase risks of complications. So how much extra should you eat? Not nearly the extra 500 calories that many moms think! One of my favorite formulas is on the USDA’s mypyramid.gov website for moms and moms-to-be.  This gives you more calories as your baby grows, compared to the general 300 calories extra per day recommendation, as well as good portion recommendations from each food group. Still confused? Contact a registered dietitian in your area for individualized calculations and recommendations.

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