eating healthy for two

18 and Pregnant, Where Do I Start?

Kimberly A. Tessmer's picture

QUESTION

Dear Nutritionist,
Ok well I just found out this morning that I am pregnant( I took 2 tests)( I am 18). I'm going to a doctor this Friday to get started on my journey but honestly I'm in a rut. I live with my boyfriend and 2 of our friends in a 2 bedroom and of course we don't eat right all the time. Between college and working nights its really hard to. I don't even know like what to avoid or what I should eat more of.

I really just don't know...Help ...Please..

Gaining Too Much Weight

Kimberly A. Tessmer's picture

QUESTION

Dear Nutritionist,
I'm 23 years old and currently pregnant with my first. I'm frustrated and need your help! I have already gained a lot of weight and I'm only 6 months pregnant.

I started out at a BMI of 18.5. I have gained 30 lbs, and I know that there is a lot more weight that comes at the end of the pregnancy. I don't know what to do because my diet is healthy, and I am most certainly not over eating! I eat fresh fruits and vegetables as often as I can, whole wheat cereals with skim milk for breakfast, and I don't eat fatty, greasy, or other foods that are bad.