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How Many Calories Should I Eat A Day While Pregnant
A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more
I try to get all calories I need during pregnancy. Currently 33w but I don't eat all the calories I need every day, but I try. Am I harming the baby?
How many calories should I eat daily at 27 weeks pregnant? I'm 5'7 and moderatly active as i care for my 6, 4, & 1 year old. I also take tae kwon do.
Not a good idea: Your calorie needs will change throughout pregnancy. In the first trimester, most people don't need extra calories. Later however, you will need extra calories. When you see your OB/Gyn for your regular checkups, you will be weighed and your Ob/Gyn can advise you on appropriate nutrition. ...Read more
Ummmm..: Uh, oh, this question sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Whenever, one asks a question in this manner, it brings up concerns about the possibility of an eating disorder. If you do have an eating disorder please be candid with your obstetrician & your nutritionist (should be work with one). ...Read more
I'm 6 weeks pregnant. How many calories should a pregnant women eat that wants to gain the least amount of weight?
About 2000: The recommendations range from 1500 to 2500 calories, depending on your activity level and weight (or bmi) as you start into pregnancy. You can actually be on a slight weight loss diet (1500 cal) if you are heavy to start with, but usually you will need more. You need to eat enough for the baby to grow well, which we can monitor with ultrasound throughout pregnancy. ...Read more
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)?
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 ...Read more
2500: 2500. You only need 500 more calories a day when you are pregnant than what you need when you are not pregnant. Remember, it is important to continue to "keep it moving" while you are pregnant. You are not eating for two, you are eating for one, so you need to remember to be healthy. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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