21 weeks of pregnancy: the appetite of an expectant mother may become more active. This is due to the increase in metabolism, she needs another 500 extra calories every day.

The average caloric intake of a pregnant woman during this period should be 2800-3000 kcal. Daily serving of protein should be increased to 120 g, fats to 85 g, and carbohydrates to 400 g. Due to this fact, the expectant mother should pay more attention to what is on her plate. She should abandon empty carbohydrates, fat and canned products. It is better to replenish your diet with lean meat, dairy products, fish, vegetable oils and cereals, products made from wheat flour, fruits and vegetables. It is recommended to eat by small portions 5-6 times a day and try not to eat at night.