Counting calories benefits obese pregnant women

The study shows that women with high BMI who diet lose around 4kg during pregnancy, compared with weight loss of less than 1kg when the intervention is based only on physical activity.

There may be concern in the community about dietary restrictions in pregnancy but the researchers showed no significant difference in birth weight among babies of overweight pregnant women receiving dietary intervention compared to controls.

“There is no evidence that the interventions evaluated in our review or recommended in current