The key to putting on just the amount of weight that you need to to sustain yourself and your growing baby is eating healthy. That sounds simple enough, doesn't it? The rules of healthy eating and healthy living don't really change in pregnancy, and the trick to staying healthy is eating healthy foods plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, full-fat dairy, and protein are all good. Trans fats and processed foods are best eaten in moderation. Of course, in today's world, avoiding processed foods altogether is like Mission Impossible, especially if you are tired from pregnancy and still working full-time. But keeping these kinds of foods to a minimum is wise.
Eating lots of sugary fruits and things like bread will make you put on more weight than you might want to. Did you know that eating as many fruits and vegetables as you want will never cause you to become overweight? If you are craving foods, there is harm in eating! It is just important to make sure that you are not eating too many of the wrong foods. It is quite possible to avoid putting on lots of weight in pregnancy. I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight pretty much immediately after giving birth.