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06-08-2011, 01:29 PM
Am I suppose to be eating at maintence calories during pregnancy? I had been eating 1500 cals for 8 months to lose weight and now that Im pregnant Im at a loss with my other 3 pregnancy I was morbidly obese and never cared about how much I ate etc. I know 1500 cals is not enough as I feel dizzy alot if I only eat 1500 cals or less I felt better yesterday when I ate 1900 cals but there is no way I can eat 2300 cals a day mentally its driving me crazy. So how many cals did or do you ladies eat was it at maintence or below or above maintence? Please help Im confused.

06-08-2011, 01:41 PM
I'm no help here...I stuffed my face the entire 9 months. I do know pregnancy requires an additional 300 cals, so maybe you could figure out maintenance for you bmi and then add 300.

06-08-2011, 01:48 PM
Hi, im a nurse and my advice would be to disscuss this with your doctor. Pregnancy requires an additional 500 cal/day ( glass a milk and half a sandwich ). Best of luck to you both!

06-08-2011, 03:47 PM
My Dr just told me (although you should talk to yours) that it only takes an extra 200-300 calories per day above maintenance AFTER the first tri to make a baby. In the first tri you don't need to increase calories at all.