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Peyton, CO
A 25-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to eat 1500 calories during pregnancy since i'm overweight and my new diet is healthy (lean meats, veggies, fruits, whole-grains)?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Depends: It depends on your current weight and the level of obesity. You should talk to your Ob about it. As long as you take in the essential vitamins and have a good mix of diet choices, you should be fine. I applaud you in taking the initiative to maintain your weight during this critical time of your life. Best Wishes Dr M
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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