Question

How many extra calories do I need for pregnancy?

Answer

Pregnancy and breastfeeding require about 300 calories extra per day (that is not a lot of calories- this is not a licence for uninhibited food binges- the weight will come on too fast (and too much) and it's hard to lose afterwards.


Wendy Fried, M.D., FACOG, FACS, is an OB/Gyn with Northern Obstetrics and Gynecology, PC in North Hills, New York

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