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A common misconception! Eating for 2 doesn’t always mean a healthier and bigger baby but can mean greater weight gain for you! So rather than eating a bigger quantity of food, you need to take care of the quality of the food you eat and choose a variety that’s rich in nutrients and contains a moderate amount of calories. 

It’s not until your second trimester that your calorie needs increase by 300 calories which is equivalent to a low fat labneh or cheese sandwich made with ½ loaf Arabic bread, or a bowl of low fat milk with 40 g of whole-grain cereals. So the quantity doesn’t increase so much that you’re eating for 2!

Always remember to have moderate quantities of nutritious foods. This way you can make sure your baby is healthy and your weight gain is in the average range of 11-16 kg during your full pregnancy.

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