Wouldn't it be nice if pregnancy gave you permission to eat twice as much? According to that old saying, a pregnant woman is eating for two. If you do the math, however, you'll find that you're really only eating for about one and a fraction of another. So put down the nachos and the candy bars -- you need only about 300 extra calories a day during pregnancy. If you eat for two, you'll gain way too much weight.
Spend your extra calories wisely on nutritious foods. Here are some healthful 300-calorie choices:
Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.
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