Is anyone else hungry all the time? I feel like I am eating way more than my first pregnancy. I am nursing my toddler, but only a handful of times. It seems so hard to find food that sounds good too. Anyone else?
In the same boat as y'all, and it's my first pregnancy. I also don't want to gain too much weight in the first tri. Here's what I'm doing.
I'm eating every 3 hours. 300-400 calories. I kind of have to wait until the time to see what I'm hungry for. If I'm hungry for something healthy, great - that's what I give myself. I'm always in the mood for fruit, so if I'm travelling, I have fruit and a Lara bar with me (they are 100% nuts and fruit, no other sugary crap ingredients).
If I'm hungry for something not healthy, sometimes I've been eating it (i've been craving desserts with milk and carbs - doritos a few days ago, etc). More often, though, I'm getting better at figuring out a solution. Here's some of my choices:
fruit yogurt with All bran (fiber which is good for me) or nuts --- this has a lot of sugar, but not a lot of calories/fat/nastiness that dessert does
egg and toast (this often satisfies a carb craving)
a tiny bit of pasta with cooked veggies (as long as the veggies are basically mushy and overcooked, I can eat them!)
i'm thinking about buying plain tortilla chips and salsa. key for me is measuring out a portion size and sticking with it.
So, in the end, i'm eating about 5 times a day, 1700-2000 calories. Its a little high for me, but i'm trying to stay on the exercise, so hopefully I'll stick with the 3-4 pounds I've gained, and no more. It's a drag just looking fat though!
Hope this helps!
I am STARVING all of the time. This was a big early symptom for me last pregancy as well. I've been posting on this July DDC healthy eating thread if anyone is interested in trying to stay motivated and get good healthy food ideas! http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1279592/healthy-eating-support-thread-nov-15-21
I am. In the first trimester I was never hungry - my mum put food on my plate but the only way I would eat it would be my BF force-feeding me. Now I'm 5 months pregnant and STARVING. When not pregnant I don't eat much - I'm an okay weight but on the lighter side of okay - like just a pear for breakfast, maybe 1/2 packet of crisps for lunch maybe not, about the same amount as my 9 year old half-sister at dinner. In the first trimester I ate next to nothing. Now 2 bowls cereal at breakfast, panini and cake for lunch, more than my BF (he's a PE teacher so he eats quite a lot!) at dinner. It's MAD