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Most women gain between 25 and 35 pounds during pregnancy, though this can change depending on your BMI. Stick to healthy recipes and moderate exercise to keep off extra weight and maintain your fitness health.
Add about 300 extra calories per day to your diet and take prenatal vitamins to ensure that you get the right amount of nutrients. Most women get intense cravings during pregnancy which could be the result of nutritional deficiencies. It is okay to indulge in your food cravings every once in a while, but try to discover the root of your craving to truly satiate it. Are you craving something salty, sweet or sour? Creamy or crunchy?
Some women opt to keep a daily journal in which they record their weight and diet for the day. It is important to keep track of your weight to ensure that you grow at a healthy pace and get the right nutrients. During their first trimester women usually see marginal weight gains, but when women get into their second and third trimesters weight gains rocket to about a pound per week.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|