9 Eating For Two Is A Myth
I always knew I wasn’t really eating for two when I was pregnant, but it was a myth I was happy to perpetuate, as my appetite for sweets grew along with my belly.
The average pregnant woman needs only an additional 300 calories – a snack – to maintain heath for herself and the baby. It’s considered normal for a woman to gain between 25 and 35 pounds during gestation, due partially to the baby’s weight and largely to the weight of the placenta and amniotic fluid.
But, don’t let anyone give you a hard time about your weight during pregnancy. Listen to your body, and eat when you’re hungry. If your doctor slips you a disapproving look over the scale, ignore him and go have a cupcake.