I'm starting this pg out heavier than I've ever been, and I always gain 60 pounds when pg. I really, really don't want to do that again. It has always come right off, but last time, because I've been able to sleep so little, it didn't the same. Actually, I think I must have gained more than that last time. I've lost 65 pounds, and still have about 15 that I'd like to loose.
I've been googling recommendations, and it seems that you only *need* about 2000 to 2200 calories when pg, and that only in the last trimester. So, I think I'm going to shoot for that, or a little more. I don't want to be a slave to it, or worry about it too much, but I just feel like I really need to pay more attention this time around. Also, my body seemed to be groaning under the weight last time. I don't want to stress it so much this time.
Thankfully, my cravings are for low calorie foods: fresh fruits and veggies, plain popcorn, etc. I'm hoping that I can just snack on that stuff all day, and have (3) 500 calorie or so meals a day, and not starve. I mean, I will eat if I am hungry, but usually I'm eating, eating, eating all day. I figure if I eat baby carrots instead of brownies, maybe it will make a big difference. :)
Total, I hope to gain only about 20 pounds. My babies are big, but maybe that's because I gain a lot? They've ranged from 8.5 to 9.5 lbs. It would be hilarious to me to have a 6 or 7 pounder. It would feel like a baby doll! (I'm not going for that, by the way, just curious if that will happen). I'm a little scared of the labor if it does. My big babies come fast...will a smaller one come faster? Ack!