The Huffington Post Canada (huffingtonpost.ca) – by Arti Patel
Thursday, January 24, 2013
When you’re pregnant, it doesn’t always mean you’re eating for two.
Yes, a growing baby benefits from a mother’s diet throughout the day, but many health experts say nutrition during pregnancy should be about adding extra nutrients, as opposed to extra meals.
“Eating for two is a myth. Definitely during the first trimester, women do not need to eat extra calories,” says Anar Allidina, a registered dietitian based in Richmond Hill, Ont. “Women need about 340 calories more per day in the second trimester and 450 calories a day in the third.”