The truth about eating for 2…


Since I got my appetite back and could stomach more than tart orange juice and salt and vinegar crackers after my first trimester, I got back into intentional cooking and eating.

So many women make the false assumption that it is OK to “eat for 2” when they are pregnant and run the risk of becoming obese and contracting gestational diabetes and/or hypertension. All 3 of which can lead to premature births.

Research shows that during pregnancy women only need roughly 300 CALORIES EXTRA PER DAY! The following foods contain approximately 300 calories… gives a little perspective into how much we are consuming daily…. 😉

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If you happen to be pregnant during the hot summer months and are running out of ideas for lunch or dinner, why not try this PREGNANCY SUPER SALAD which is packed full of fibre and vitamins, is rich in anti-oxidants and has great anti-inflammatory agents to combat the pregnancy puff (swelling of hands and feet).

  • Roasted aubergine (diced with a little olive oil and seasoning, roast in oven for 30 mins)
  • Diced cherry tomatoes
  • Diced Red/yellow/green peppers (whatever you fancy)
  • 3 or 4 handfuls of fresh, sweet baby spinach
  • A crumble of feta
  • Dress with 1 T extra virgin olive oil, 2 T freshly squeezed lemon, salt & pepper.

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ENJOY!

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2 thoughts on “The truth about eating for 2…

  1. 299918 273648Hello! Ive been following your blog for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Kingwood Texas! Just wanted to mention keep up the good work! 465268

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