BF has me at 1700-2200. I'd be lucky if my weekly average is 1800. I can't draw a correlation between my sporadic caloric intake and my weight gain - I'm only 21 weeks and I've gained almost 20lbs.I know that my initial gain was from the IVF drugs and I would go almost 3 weeks with no weight gain.
Ultimately, I'm focusing on making sure I eat enough to provide energy for Diana and I. I have conceded to the fact that the weight gain is part of the process and that an Insanity box set is in my future .
6/7/12 11:30 P
BF has me as 2130-2430 calories per day. I really, really struggle to stay that LOW. I know that sounds horrible but I'm sooo hungry all the time. I count every single bite that goes into my mouth, watch my portion size etc. I've been working out and I've almost always kept my calories below the maximum BF recommended amount. I'm a little over 24 weeks and I've gained a little over 10 pounds. I'm happy with where I'm at so personally the BF calorie range works for me. I'll certainly need to decrease that amount after to lose baby weight but for how active I am and how starving I seem to be all the time the BF range is good for me.
6/7/12 11:11 P
everyone is going to be different, I assume the BF is a guideline for your height and weight. everyone metabolizes at a different rate :)
5/14/12 4:14 P
BF puts me at 2160-2450 a day and all I put in was my weight, height and due date......That does seem like a lot. I have gained 10 pounds already which is high for me only being 16 1/2 weeks but I was eating out a lot in the past few months and not watching what I ate, nor exercised. Now I am walking 45 mins a day 4x a week and doing a little bit of S.T.
5/10/12 11:25 P
I tend to underestimate my portions, so once I started actually tracking the amount of food I was eating, I was much closer to the range that BF recommended. At first, I thought BF calories were too high, but I've found that in measuring my foods, I was much closer to the range they put me at.
5/10/12 8:41 P
I am glad you have discovered the calorie range that is bringing about a healthy weight gain---this is most important.
BF dietitian Becky
5/10/12 6:17 P
I have noticed that BabyFit has my goal calorie intake at between 1870-2130 calories per day. That just seems way too high to me! I am 22 weeks pregnant, and have gained 9 lbs so far. With 18 weeks left, and 1 lb/wk I will be right at 27 lbs total, which is perfect. Here's the catch though; I am eating only 1600 calories (or a bit less) on non-exercise days, and up to 1800 on exercise days. I have consistently gained exactly 1 lb a week for the last 5 weeks on this lower-calorie plan. It's not making sense to me that I am still gaining the full pound on limited calories, but of course, that's fine, b/c I'm supposed to. But, I can't imagine the jump in my weight if I were to consume 2100 calories EVERY DAY! Does anyone else eat less than the recommended calories and still gain? Is anyone eatingexactly what BF tells them to, and gaining slow and steady (aka 1 lb/wk)? I'm just curious. Of course, I would love to think I could get away with eating more food, but with already hitting that pound/wk gain on 1600 cal/day, I'm not going to chance a 2 lb/wk gain. Its hard enough for me to lose the weight I put on to begin with. (FYI-this is my 5th baby, and I have always exercised during pg, 3-4x/wk, moderate cardio and weights, no more than 1 hr each session. PPW was 130, now 139.)
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