How to Eat for A Healthy Pregnancy

You found out you are pregnant.  Never has it been more crucial to eat well.  Not eating well during your pregnancy can increase your risk of complications.  Eating well has never been easier during pregnancy than it is now.

First, remember that once you hit the second trimester, you should be eating about 300 more calories a day.  Calories provide you with the extra energy that  your body needs to grow your baby.  Now these extra calories should not give you the right to chow down on every food in your line of site.  After all, it is only 300 calories that your are getting.  A glass of milk or one banana equals 100 calories and a slice of whole wheat bread, and ounce of cheese and a half of cup of grapes equal 200 calories.  See how much more you are eating than if you decide to eat a donut instead.
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