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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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My grandmother tells me to 'eat for two' but I'm worried I'll never get the weight off so I'm being careful with my food.
A: While every calorie you eat needs to be nutrient-rich to nourish both you and your baby throughout pregnancy, it's not necessary to eat for two.
"Some of us go wrong by thinking that we have to eat for two, and you gain excess weight," she says.
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.
THE common belief that pregnant women can eat for two has been scotched by research suggesting dieting during pregnancy can be beneficial.
SHE'S only just revealed she is expecting...but from the way Jade Goody was stuffing her motor-mouth yesterday she is already determined to eat for two.
The plucky Scot, who had been unable to eat for two days, rose from his sickbed to beat fellow countryman Alan McManus 5-0.
I read with concern the article regarding Beverley White - a single parent who cannot afford to eat for two days a week.
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: Body mass index (BMI) Underweight (18.5) Recommended weight gain 12.5-18kg (28-40lb) Normal (18.5-24.9) 11.5-16kg (25-35lb) Overweight (25.0-29.9) Obese (30.0) 7-11.5kg (15-25lb) 5-9kg (11-20lb) Please don't think you can eat for two. You can't.
PODGY pregnant mums in Scotland who "eat for two" are now the third porkiest in the world, experts say.
PREGNANT women who "eat for two" are more likely to have weight problems decades later, according to a study.
ONE of the biggest myths of pregnancy is that it gives you carte blanche to "eat for two".
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."
Also they had had little to eat for two days and were starving.