Pregnancy and calories??

I just found out I'm pregnant and am almost six weeks along. I haven't been to the dr yet...but before finding out I had lost 80 pounds and had been eating around 1200-1300 calories a day while walking 4.5 miles almost everyday. I've seen that they say 0 calories added for the first trimester and then 300 second and 500 first. But is that for an overweight woman? And should I up my calories this first trimester from 12-1300? I'm still gonna keep exercising but confused about how many calories I should be eating, and when I do exercise should I eat all or some calories back (I hadn't been previously) I've also had a terrible time with my eating this past week and the scale says I've gained ten pounds...yikes! I'm assuming some of that is bloating from how poorly I've eaten though. Sorry if this doesn't belong here...just hoping someone can help me out here!! I have a 9 month old baby and with her I did not watch what I ate at all and ended up only gaining 4 pounds...but with all the hard work I have put in I wanna make sure I keep being/eating healthy and my baby is healthy too.


  • 2DUNNY
    2DUNNY Posts: 101 Member
    i agree with malibu. now is not the time to cut calories. if you stay at maintenance and keep as active as you can, yes you are going to naturally gain, but you will be able to lose after the baby arrives. congratulations! awesome news!!! :flowerforyou:
  • SingRunTing
    SingRunTing Posts: 2,605 Member
    Maintenance for first tri.
  • Muana1005
    Muana1005 Posts: 172 Member
    The rules don't apply for overweight or obesewomen, but do discuss this with your gaenocologist. They will probably tell you to continue losing up to 0.5kg a week, but you need their okay first.
  • misswhitlynn
    misswhitlynn Posts: 5 Member
    Thanks everyone!! I will go for maintenance now and talk to my dr at my first appointment!