Macros & Micros While Pregnant 🤰🏼 And a little throwback to #36weekspregnant with Maddie! You hear the term “Eating for Two” thrown around all the time. While you DON’T actually need to be eating for two in the form of Calories, you DO need to be eating more micronutrients and nutrient dense foods than ever!
And this is another reason I continued counting my macros throughout my pregnancies- to ensure a healthy weight gain, to fuel my baby with the best, to maintain as much muscle mass as possible and to help feel at ease with my ever changing body. Setting my Macros up for 🤰🏼: My macronutrient goals were based on my maintenance level calories most of
my pregnancy. Sometimes during the third trimester, some moms need an extra 100-300 calories on top of that goal to support your growing baby. Do not attempt to lose weight will pregnant. (Sometimes weight loss happens the first trimester) You can definitely eliminate unnecessary extra weight gain, but dieting while pregnant will create an unhealthy food relationship. Aim to fill most of your calories and macronutrient goals with whole minimally processed, nutrient dense foods. Try your best to keep track of your micronutrients (the vitamins & minerals that make up your foods). It’s actually cool to see you hit your iron, etc in @myfitnesspal : Feel guilty about tracking treats or pregnancy cravings! That’s what I love about Macros, dropping the food guilt. Maybe you are really feeling some Ice
Cream- thats ok! Track it, adjust your day accordingly, and move on! Make sure you’re getting adequate protein throughout your pregnancy. I recommend at least 1 g per lb of body weight while pregnant-This is especially important for women who’ve been working out and are wanting to maintain as much muscle mass as possible during pregnancy! Protein is also the building block of all structure. 🏼 Be afraid to increase your fat intake while PREGNANT! If needed, I recommend increasing your fat intake and adjusting carbs accordingly.
I personally aimed for about 30-32% of my daily intake to come from fats. (65-75 g for my macros) Fats will not make you fat, as long as ️ - 8 hours ago