How much more should I be eating and drinking every day?
Everyone talks about eating for two but you do not need twice as much food.
If you’re a healthy weight, you need no additional calories in the first trimester, 340 extra calories a day in the second trimester, and about 450 extra calories a day in the third trimester.?This is just a guideline/base and it totally varies per person. I am definitely eating extra my first trimester because I am starving and I am trying not to beat myself up.
Make those calories count: Skip the junk food and?have wholesome, filling foods! I am loving fruit, nuts, my Shakeology, peanut butter and eggs. Make sure you are getting AT LEAST 80 oz of water every
What are some important nutrients?
- Protein:?Aim for 71 grams of protein?a day. Lean meats, eggs, and dairy products, as well as nuts, beans, and soy products like tofu, are all good sources. Three servings a day should help you meet your goal.
- Iron:?Getting 27 milligrams of iron is so important. This will come from a lot of your proteins, legumes and veggies. If you are vegetarian this is especially important to be conscious of to ensure you are getting enough
- Calcium:?Four servings a day of dairy products will help you get the 1,000 mg of calcium you need. I cannot have too much dairy or it messes up my digestion so I stick to almond milk for this
AND Yes, if you are taking a prenatal vitamin you need to watch what you eat and ensure you and your babes are getting the right nutrients. The prenatal is helpful but it is not the be all end all. You need to still eat healthy and be conscious of what you are putting in your body.