Nutrition and Pregnancy
Updated: May 1
Eating for Two during Pregnancy:
Myth or Reality?
Pregnancy requires that the mother-to-be eats enough food to meet her baby's nutritional needs for proper development as well as hers. Calorie requirements during pregnancy increase only slightly. Above all, attention should be paid to the quality of the food consumed rather than the quantity. It is then a question of eating twice better in order to avoid deficiencies, but not twice as much!
Some tips for eating well during pregnancy:
Eat three meals a day (balanced plate) while respecting your hunger and have two or three snacks as needed. The snack can be a piece of fruit, a handful of almonds, or plain low fat yogurt.
Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grain products and protein foods. The more colors there are on the plate, the richer it will be in vitamins and minerals.
Favor water when you are thirsty.
Eat regularly avoid long periods without eating.
Avoid all kinds of diets during pregnancy so as not to interfere with the baby’s proper development.
Avoid heavily processed foods high in bad fats sugar and salt.