Weight gain throughout pregnancy is completely normal. You’ll gain more weight in the second and third trimesters than in the first, and the more you exercise, the more calories you’ll need to consume. A sedentary 140-pound woman needs only about 1,680 calories a day during pregnancy, and if she takes in more she’ll gain too much weight. That same woman, though, when she’s moderately active on a consistent basis, needs 2,100 calories a day to maintain proper weight gain. The difference is a whopping 420 calories a day. If you’re active you require even more calories.
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