From Mark's Daily Apple Carbohydrate curve (<50 = ketosis/major weight loss, 50-100=weight loss, 100-150=weight maintenance, 150+ = weight gain).
Originally Posted by onalark
Pregnancy is not a time to try to lose weight, and it IS a time when your body needs extra nutrition as it is using extra calories . I classify pregnant/nursing women in the 'marathon runner' category b/c of how much more energy and fuel we need. There is a need to gain some weight while pregnant (not a crazy amount) and the way to do that is to eat more carbohydrates in addition to health ratios of fat and protein in the diet.
In my own experience once I drop below 150g/day then I stop gaining weight and when I make sure to be 150-200g/day then I gain appropriately (which means .5-1lb/week for the 3rd trimester of pregnancy when baby is gaining most of its weight too).
A twin pregnancy is seriously taxing on a woman's body and requires even more energy from food sources which is why I said 200g/day for a twin pg.
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