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The Truth About Eating for Twins

Healthy Snacks continued...

For a smaller snack of around 300-350 calories, consider:

  • 1.5 cups oatmeal (220 calories) with 7 large strawberries (40 calories) and 1/2 cup blueberries (40 calories)
  • 7 egg whites (120 calories) with 2 servings of salsa (40 calories) on 3 soft corn tortillas (180 calories)
  • 2 cups low-fat yogurt (280 calories) and 1 large peach (60 calories)

It's OK to enjoy a sweet or salty treat every now and then. But do it in moderation, just like you did before you were pregnant. Too much salt can cause you to retain water and increase your blood pressure -- which isn't good for you or your babies. And too many sweet foods will fill you up with empty calories, so you’re less hungry for the nutritious foods that you and your babies need.

While a healthy weight gain is important, don't worry too much about the numbers on the scale. If you have any concerns, talk with your doctor about your best plan to eat right for you and your babies.

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Reviewed by Nivin Todd, MD, FACOG on July 19, 2012

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