eat for two


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eat for two

To be pregnant, that is, to eat for the sake of both oneself and one's unborn child. I really want to start eating healthier foods; after all, I'm eating for two now.
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It's a myth that pregnancy means a woman can eat for two - 200 extra calories a day are all that's needed.
And the researchers, from Queen Mary, University of London, found that women who eat for two will struggle to shift the weight after the birth of their baby.
but from the way Jade Goody was stuffing her motor-mouth yesterday she is already determined to eat for two.
5kg (15-25lb) 5-9kg (11-20lb) Please don't think you can eat for two.
As it happens, back in May, an article in the British Medical Journal suggested the recommended weight gain amounts during pregnancy depending on your BMI, and here they are: Please don't think you can eat for two.
We urge mums not to eat for two - it's an old wives' tale that can seriously damage their baby and, indeed, themselves.
Nutrition expert Dr Carina Norris, who specialises in pregnancy, said: "In terms of eating for two, you can eat for two in terms of quality but not quantity.
I grew up with the adults in my family saying pregnancy was an excuse to eat for two - you and your baby.
Also they had had little to eat for two days and were starving.
A MAN who couldn't eat for two years and had to have six organs replaced has left hospital.
Nearly a quarter said they eat for two, even though this can lead to excessive weight gain and pregnancy complications.
PREGNANT women who eat for two could harm their babies' future health, making them prone to obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
Like pregnant women are supposed to eat for two, right?