eat for two

eat for two2016-12-26T15:51:54+00:00

eat for two

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eating for two


Definition A popular term referring to the carte blanche that a pregnant woman supposedly has to “pig out” whilst pregnant, given that she’s eating for both herself and a growing baby, and (theorectically) would need to double her caloric intake. 

Comment Not true. Julie Redfern, a dietitian at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston burst this old wives tale by indicating that only 300 more calories/day are needed to cover the bun in the oven and consumption of any more puts mom at risk of  gestational diabetes, backaches, hypertension, and the need for a caesarean section because the baby is macrosomic. 

Reference features/pregnant-eat-for-two-right

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