Do you really need to eat twice as much food dirung your pregnancy? Of course not! In fact, maintaining a healthy, balanced diet is of utmost importance while expecting. Learn how to eat healthily and satisfy your and your baby's nutrition needs.Pregnancy is a time of weight gain and weird food cravings—but just because you pack on a few extra pounds and feel like eating broccoli with peanut butter doesn't mean it's time for a free-for-all, anything-goes diet. Now that you're eating for two, your primary concern should be maintaining a nutritious meal plan that benefits both you and your baby.How Much is Too Much?You may be wondering, now that you're pregnant, if you should literally eat enough for two. To be brief, the answer is no. Kristen Burris, owner and medical director of the American Acupuncture Center, Inc. in San Diego, California, believes this is one of the most dangerous misconceptions dirung pregnancy. Eating unhealthily and gaining too much weight are prime causes of gestational diabetes and high blood pressure, not to mention bloating! So while you must certainly be more cautious of what you are putting into your body, there is no need to double your food intake.