The first myth that I will cover is: “I’m pregnant; I’m eating for two now!”
The amount of times I’ve heard this phrase is unbelievable. We tend to believe that because we are pregnant we need to ingest a full meal for ourselves and one for the growing little one. This is undeniably false. The energy cost of pregnancy is 300 – 400 calories per day which is easily covered by a slight increase in food intake or a reduction in activity. It is better to look for quality foods rather than quantity for additional calories. A nutritious snack which includes fruits, vegetable, protein and/or dairy (depending on your individual needs and preferences) will get you on your way to a healthy pregnancy.