14The Secret Number Is 300
The biggest tip when eating for two is not to actually eat for two. Technically, of course, she is eating for two, but that little nugget doesn't quite have the same caloric needs as his mom. Meaning, there's no need for mom to double her caloric intake each day. (Even though that would totally
justify eating that whole chocolate cake.)
How many calories should pregnant mamas add to their diet? During the first trimester, don't be alarmed if you can't even meet your non-pregnant calorie goals. It's hard to keep down any food, let alone go above your calorie limit. After the first trimester, though, you'll need to add around 300 calories per day. If you are severely under- or overweight before pregnancy, speak with OB/GYN about your specific caloric needs.