There is an opinion that an expectant mother should eat for two. Perhaps this is the most common misconception among pregnant women. Pregnant women’s nutrition should be balanced, and it does not mean that a woman in the family way has to eat as much as possible.
Pregnant Women Should Eat Less and More Often
It is important to follow the regime: to eat little but often. It is recommended to reduce one’s usual size of meals and make them two or even three times smaller during pregnancy, but at the same time a pregnant woman should eat not less than 6 times a day. It is important to take care of the figure even during pregnancy. Firstly, it can make the process of childbearing and childbirth easier. Secondly, sharp increase in weight leads to an intensive appearance of stretch marks, not only in the abdominal area, but the breast and thighs as well.
Think of Postpartum Weight Loss
A lot of pregnant women allow themselves to relax and eat lots of sweet pastry. Try to restrain yourselves and think more often about how hard you will have to work to return to your previous shape after giving birth. Increase the caloric value of your diet gradually – in accordance with the growth of the fetus. Nutritionists recommend to eat virtually without changes during the first trimester of pregnancy – except for eating more healthy food, but the caloric intake at the same time should not differ from the average daily norm for women, 2800 calories.
How Many Calories Do Pregnant Women Need a Day?
During the first trimester the calories are almost unchanged, while the second trimester of pregnancy is characterized by a monthly increase by 70 calories which means that during the sixth month your calorie intake should not exceed 3000. During the last trimester the increase in calories should be in the same proportions, and during the last month of pregnancy you should eat not less than 3,200 calories per day.
Celebrity Moms’ Pregnancy Weight Gain
It is interesting to know that a lot of celebrities do not follow the advice of their own nutritionists and allow themselves to relax during pregnancy and eat a lot of superfluous food having a special fancy for the sweet. How many extra kilos of weight have celebrity moms gained during pregnancy?
- Britney Spears has gained 18 kg
- Jennifer Lopez, bearing twins, has gained 25 kg
- Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise’s wife, has put on 16 kg
- Milla Jovovich has beaten all records with her 30 kg of gained weight during pregnancy.
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