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i only want to eat junk food!

post #1 of 33
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Hi Ladies, I am new to this thread, my due date is July 25th with mine and my partner's second. I tend to be a pretty healthy eater, I love chocolate and junk but I balance it out with a diet full of veggies and fruits. Well now that i am knocked up all I want to eat is hostess cupcakes and doritos. I feel so fat already I have already gained 4 pounds. And that is sooo not baby weight, it is fat. I tried to eat a salad for lunch today and I started dry heaving. So I ended up eating a hostess cupcake. Anyone else not able to eat anything healthy? I don' t want to end up gaining 100 pounds in this pregnancy but at this rate.....

post #2 of 33

I've been forcing myself to eat more protein and fiber to fight down the sugar cravings.  When I was pregnant with DD I remember during the first trimester eating quite a bit of cheese and that helped.  I'm not sure if that was the protein or the fat or both.

post #3 of 33

I feel your pain! I've been having serious food aversions too. I definitely couldn't eat a salad right now. Veggies in general have been tough, so I'm trying to make up for that somewhat with extra fruit. It's been a couple of days since this sounded good to me, but I had been doing smoothies with yogurt, banana, and frozen blueberry (it's super easy to sneak in raw spinach.) I've been trying to eat healthy stuff even if it's a bit weird or seems incomplete. Like for dinner two nights ago I ate green olives and saltines with cream cheese. Totally weird, but at least bypasses sugars and unhealthy fats and, well, it went down.

post #4 of 33

Last go 'round all I wanted was fast food and awful, awful foods. :(

 

Really really try to resist. I was only 20# into losing the 60 I gained with DS when I found out. It is so much harder to lose weight when you have a new baby, are nursing, on leave/going back to work. Mostly saying this for my own benefit! But I wouldn't wish a big weight gain on anyone. This PG I have not wanted to eat anything. The only thing that sounds good is Kraft Dinner :(

post #5 of 33

All I want are bagels greensad.gif  I was/am a huge salad eater, and they sound terrible to me now.  I'm trying to fight it with protein and water, but I it doesn't always work!  Yesterday I ate 2 bagels!

post #6 of 33

i did that unhealthy eating LAST time.  i never ever eat fast food but when i was preggers with dd, i would go through a drive through to get a chicken sandwich and then eat supper when i got home like nothing had happened. jaw2.gif i don't know WHAT that was about.

however, with that pregnancy, i ended up gaining oh.. around 60 + pounds.  i was miserable, blimpy, and hated my birth photos.  also, i birthed a 10 pounder. 

so... i really have to start fighting the urge this time.  also, that may be the only way my ob/gyn feels comfortable with a vbac (if i don't gain all that, have such a huge baby, and all the related problems w/an enormous weight gain)

fortunately, we are growing lots of greens and i am craving them.  plus my toddler will actually eat them, so it's going a little better so far (except for the sugar addiction).  That, and i'm still nursing aforementioned toddler and i am just plain ravenous.

post #7 of 33
I never eat junk and today I find myself craving potato chips. I really really want to buy a giant bag of bbq flavored potato chips and eat the whole thing all by myself.

Sweets still sound yucky though. Salads too. Mostly craving savory/salty foods. Hubby is smoking a pastrami right now, that ought to help some. =) Though I may make myself a baked potato to tide me over until it's ready....
post #8 of 33

Just be glad you have choices. I am on a candida free diet and can only eat raw vegetables, meat and the occasional brown rice or quinoa. I would kill for a piece of cheese right now.....maybe even a chip or mmmmmmmmm chocolate chip!

 

Sarah*

post #9 of 33

i can't stand the thought of salad, or most vegetables now, and i'd say i'm a moderate salad and veggies kind of girl.

 

i also crave junk food, especially chips and chocolate and for some reason i dry heave at the thought of cooking anything that isn't pre-made.  that's not good since prepared foods are so expensive!

 

so far, i'm eating a lot of pumpernickel loaf dipped in spinach dip... all that mayonnaise can't be a good thing!  help!

post #10 of 33

Right now, I have a strong aversion to sugar.  It's crazy.  Although a few weeks ago (before I realized that I was pg), I was craving chocolate so much that I whipped up chocolate buttercreme frosting for no reason.  I think I cured myself. 

 

I am eating more protein this time around, including making farmer's cheese and just drinking raw milk.  I don't normally drink milk, but I am making myself.  My local supply is almost out until we move back to FL next weekend, but at least I still have local milk right now.

 

I'm trying to avoid as many carbs as I have in the past.

 

I am also forced to walk/ride my bike right now, as we sold our car last Sunday, so I am still exercising even just to do errands.

 

My biggest junk food that I crave when pg is Combos.  OMG, they are nasty, but I crave them.  Luckily, I am not in convenience stores that often, nor do I tend to go down the grocery aisles that typically carry those evil things....  ROTFLMAO.gif

post #11 of 33

I am due at the beginning of August still waiting for my group so I am lurking in yours.

 

I wanted to mention that I started my day today with a 3-egg veggie omlette and my stomach has been great all day. 

Eating a high protein, high complex carb breakfast is the way the start the day, IMO. 

 

I gained ten pounds last time 1st trimester just from bagels and cream cheese. Not this time...I am determined!


Edited by xmasbaby7 - 11/26/10 at 5:34pm
post #12 of 33

Congrats!  You could end up delivering in July, if your EDD is really early. 

 

Your omelette sounds wonderful!
 

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I am due at the beginning of August still waiting for my group so I am lurking in yours.

 

I wanted to mention that I started my day today with a 3-egg veggie omlette and my stomach has been great all day. 

Eating a high protein, high complex carb breakfast is the way the start the day, IMO. 

 

I gained ten pounds last time 1st trimester just from bagels and cream cheese. Not this time...I am determined!

post #13 of 33
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so far, i'm eating a lot of pumpernickel loaf dipped in spinach dip... all that mayonnaise can't be a good thing!  help!


Mayonnaise is okay if you can make your own, and it isn't hard! In fact, made at home it's very good for you :D  and you can add spinach and spices, if that's what you're craving.  There are lots of great recipes online for mayonnaise, it's really just oil and egg yolk, and whatever flavors or add-ins you like.  Use an oil that is mild and NOT soy-based, like sunflower or olive oil.  Use eggs from free-range hens, locally farmed if possible.  One last suggestion, use an immersion/stick blender if you have one, much easier than a wisk!

 

Here's a link to a recipe from Epicurious:  http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Mayonnaise-241083

 

Enjoy!

post #14 of 33
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I never eat junk and today I find myself craving potato chips. I really really want to buy a giant bag of bbq flavored potato chips and eat the whole thing all by myself.

Sweets still sound yucky though. Salads too. Mostly craving savory/salty foods. Hubby is smoking a pastrami right now, that ought to help some. =) Though I may make myself a baked potato to tide me over until it's ready....
 


I have been craving potatoes big time.  Today I had a craving for Sun Chips and ate a half a big bag.  Now I am ready to barf at the thought of them.  My cravings seem to go that way...
 

post #15 of 33

I've been the same way! I'm craving mostly fast food, which normally I hate (well not all the time, but I really have to been in the mood..either that or not in the mood at all to cook!).   Mostly Arby's, I think I could drink arby's sauce.  And whoppers....but now I'm craving clam chowder and its the only thing I want!  I've been choking down all my other meals because its not my craving..thats the only time I can eat "normally" is if its what I'm craving. 

post #16 of 33

Hayley - when I was pregnant with my son, I wanted Arby's soooo bad (even though I couldn't really actually eat anything but Life cereal), and McDonald's hamburgers with *just* ketchup.  Under normal conditions, though, I love Arby's sauce anyway!

post #17 of 33

I want a really cheesey cheddary Mac & Cheese or some scalloped potatoes.  It's weird, because with my son, I couldn't even *think* about creamy foods!

post #18 of 33

All I can stomach is junk food, too.  No kidding, today I've had Froot Loops for breakfast, Fritos for a snack, and a Tolberone bar and a Coke for lunch.  I did just manage a bananna and a clementine just now.  It all has to be very, very simple carbs apparently.  I figure it's better to eat something that stays down, than the (ahem) alternative.

 

I hope we're all back to our wonderful healthy ways soon.  Come on, second trimester!

post #19 of 33

Its nice to know I'm not alone though..I was feeling so bad about how I've been eating.  I know once the nausea goes away I'll eat so much better.  On a positive note I'm starting to crave salads with ginger dressing (just like with my first son) so thats a start!

 

I think I'm getting Arby's for dinner...mmmmm.  Yes, normally I love the sauce, but I'm not a maniac about it like this bad! lol

post #20 of 33
Last pregnancy I ate boxes and boxes of cheese nips around the clock. This time it's generally carbs, and I also find myself absolutely ravenous at odd times of the day. I know my coworkers are wondering why I'm running out to get full meals at 10 am or 3pm. I am giving myself until second tri then hope to really clean up my diet.
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