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this issue has never bothered me in the past, but i have been around someone new lately and have come to realize that i eat alot of food lately.<br><br>
i have been steadily losing weight over the last several months, but the proportions of food i can put away probably equal a man's (more than some men, apparently).<br><br>
E is 13 months old and is about 95% bf.<br><br>
i will give an example, to put this in perspective. today's lunch was:<br><br>
3 slices of swiss cheese b/c i was starving<br>
can of broccoli, potatoe and chees soup (the large progresso cans..i know, not the healthies)<br>
2 slices of bread<br>
banana<br>
clemintine<br>
glass of milk (TALL).<br><br><br>
do you guys think i eat too much? i didnt have breakfast but i will eat a fairly large dinner and i coudl eat right now but am trying not to eat when its not lunch or dinner. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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I do <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> You are making me feel better about myself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I definitely eat more than my husband.. but he is really little. Now that I am nursing full time and pumping as much as possible, I am constantly hungry! I weigh less now than I did before dd was born, but I dont look any smaller.<br><br>
I think your lunch was about average to what I eat.. maybe Ill count calories for a few days and see about where Im at. Just for funsies. =D
 

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That sounds about right esp if your dc is 95% breastfed.My 11 mo old just recently started solids so I am right there with you. I am ALWAYS thirsty and I tend to nibble all day long so I don't have any clue on calories but I do weigh about 20 lbs less than before I got preg so I am not complaining. I love <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol">, the weight loss was just a bonus. I say eat away my friend and enjoy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I don't...but honestly I don't think I eat enough. As long as you aren't gaining weight, I wouldn't worry.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I just want to mention that liquids are often lower calorie by volume than solids. The above meal does not sound <i>that</i> caloric to me, but it does sound voluminous <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">this issue has never bothered me in the past, but i have been around someone new lately and have come to realize that i eat alot of food lately.<br><br>
i have been steadily losing weight over the last several months, but the proportions of food i can put away probably equal a man's (more than some men, apparently).<br><br>
E is 13 months old and is about 95% bf.<br><br>
i will give an example, to put this in perspective. today's lunch was:<br><br>
3 slices of swiss cheese b/c i was starving<br>
can of broccoli, potatoe and chees soup (the large progresso cans..i know, not the healthies)<br>
2 slices of bread<br>
banana<br>
clemintine<br>
glass of milk (TALL).<br><br><br>
do you guys think i eat too much? i didnt have breakfast but i will eat a fairly large dinner and i coudl eat right now but am trying not to eat when its not lunch or dinner. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
rach</div>
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Well, that's a pretty normal size lunch for me. But, I do think that I eat A LOT. I mean, *A WHOLE LOT* <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I eat like you, except a full breakfast, lunch, dinner plus a couple generous snacks thrown in throughout the day.<br><br>
I am overweight, though, by about 30 pounds. Tandem nursing, too, to a 2 year old and 6 month old. I'm just really out of whack body-wise ....... always hungry, but definitely overeating. I figure that after I wean (at least wean the oldest) that maybe I'll start to even out.<br><br>
Are you worried about your weight?
 

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well, i am dropping sizes, and have one more size to go..but im doing that by cutting out the junk in my diet...not by limiting the amount of real food i eat.<br><br>
so, i guess a little yes, but largely no. id like to lose a little more weight but really, i cant be hungry in order to do that.
 

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I would eat about the same amount for lunch as you, though I usually spread "lunch" over a couple of hours!<br><br>
I always eat breakfast, but then I eat at least every couple of hours 'til bed time. I try to eat nutritious foods, but almost every day I would have something relatively "treat-like", say, some chocolate or cake. I have a huge milkshake almost everyday too.<br><br>
Ds is 10 months and 95% bf I would say. Sometimes I eat *so* much over a span of a few days, then I weigh myself, and I'm just the same. I am about the same weight as pre-conception = slim-ish athletic build.<br><br>
Generally, I would say I eat more than most women/mothers I know, but then, I have always eaten more than most of my co-workers and friends. It's just me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
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i eat all day long.
 

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I eat at least as much as you do! I'm tandem nursing, but DD is down to 2/day. DS is 9 mo and 90% bf, probably. I'm not overweight and I'm always hungry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I am always hungry and do eat a lot. DS is 2 months old. I wish I could eat healthier; I miss having both arms free to prepare good salads and stirfrys. I do the best I can...<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol">
 

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When I'm hungry I am hungry. My girl is 13 months and still get mm, maybe 80% of her calories from me. I lost all of my pregnancy weight but have since put on about 8lbs over the last few months so I think even that 20% shift is hittin' my thighs.<br>
And I LOVE sweets more then ever. But I'm now on day 4 of not eating refined sugar. My sweet (no pun intended) neighbor brought over a plate of cookies today and I had to send her away, and then apologize for being rude. If those cookies were in the house right now I'm sure I'd be 1/2 way through them.
 
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