A 19-year-old female asked:
hi :) i'm 5/6 weeks pregnant i'm just wondering what diet would be best as i'm wanting to put on as little weight as possible?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau answered
33 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy Diet: You should eat a well balanced diet with plenty of lean protein, fruits, vegetables, dairy. You do not want to diet unless you are already very overweight and then only with the help of your OB. You are not eating for two but to replenish the nutrients that the baby will be using from you to grow. Normally we would like you to gain 20-30 lbs with a normal pregnancy. Folic Acid and vitamins,
Answered on Sep 29, 2015
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