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Exercise cals burned - add to required cals?

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DIETITIANBECKY
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3/2/11 12:36 P

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For someone who enters pregnancy at a healthy weight, the weight gain recommendation is about 25-35 pounds total.
FIRST TRIMESTER 0-5 pounds gained total.

TRIMESTER 2 and 3: about 1 pound gained weekly.

So track your calorie intake, and your weight gain. THEN adjust your calorie range to meet your weight gain needs for each trimester. You will quickly learn your calorie range needs.

For more help, go to:
www.mypyramid.gov
Click on the MOM button to get an eating plan for each trimester of your pregnancy.

dietitian Becky

SAILORGIRL2404
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3/2/11 10:29 A

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I was curious about this too, for example I run 2-3 miles and then I do weights lets say I burn 400 calories, I don't need to make those up?

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3/2/11 9:36 A

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She did not give me a weekly weight gain goal, only a total pregnancy weight gain of 25-35 lbs. I was dieting prior to conception, so my current Babyfit calorie range is about 500-700 calories more than I'm accustomed to eating. It feels like I'm eating a lot already due to that, so I'm glad to know that I don't need to replace those calories I burn while working out.

DIETITIANBECKY
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3/2/11 9:09 A

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You do not need to eat more food to meet your baby's nutritional needs (this should already to happening with a healthy diet)...HOWEVER, you will want to monitor your weight gain progress based on your doctor's recommendations. Your food intake needs to result in the appropriate weight gain for your pregnancy. How much does your doctor want you to gain each week?

dietitian Becky


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