(Closed) Eating during pregnancy – is your pregnancy a free-for-all?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Not pregnant now, but I wouldn’t let it be. Sure, you’re definitely ravenous during pregnancy because the body does need 300 extra calories to help baby along, but that does not mean that one should throw reckless abandon and not take into account the type of food she is eating. 

It’s important to get a healthy balance of good nutrition.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Plus you make it so much harder on yourself to lose the weight afterwards when you gain too much in the first place. And it can be detrimental to the baby as well.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Haha we all start with the best intentions. It pretty much was a free for all for me. Pepperoni sticks and coffee ice cream had starring roles in my pregnancy.

No regrets.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I started out with good intentions as well, but when some foods look repulsive to you, comfort foods are your friend. My first trimester was rough, so I ate only chicken and couldn’t stand the sight of red meat. I also stuck with some fruits and not others as well. I like my Double Stuf Oreos and am not ashamed to admit it. I’m enjoying my third trimester food wise since I’m currently achy and in pain in general at almost 37 weeks. Also, you may need an extra 300 calories by the third trimester, but there are days you want to eat everything in sight and can’t feel full.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hell no, that is just more weight to lose later on. I don’t deprive myself, but I am not ordering double cheeseburgers either. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Right now, it’s whatever sounds halfway appealing…food aversions have been pretty strong.  That is starting to lift (end of the first trimester is near!), so I’m hoping to get back to healthier eating.  That said, I’ve lost my appetite for a lot of sweets…baby apparently likes red meat and carbs.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I ate healthy during my pregnancy, but I also endulged quite a bit. I tried to have self control, but it was hard.  I ate a LOT of lucky Charms and lots of ice cream…to help the heart burn of course 😉 

I gained 40lbs and vowed that it was would be different for baby number two. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

With nausea and food aversions, eating all I want hasn’t been so easy, mostly because I don’t want most foods. Carbs make me feel better, but I try to eat fruit and dairy, too. I read that the baby can taste what you eat through the amniotic fluid and that might influence the baby’s future preferences. I don’t want my child to prefer junk food, so I am at least trying to eat healthy. I don’t think twice about ice cream or full fat yoghurt, though.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You don’t have to be super healthy perfect–but going hog wild will turn you into well, a hog.  Your baby doesn’t need an extra 1500 calories a day–eating for two is not how it is.  You still don’t need more than 300 or so calories a day in the 3rd trimester.  The first trimester, you don’t really need to deliberately increase your intake at all–many women don’t even know that they are pregnant until the 2nd or 3rd month of gestation.

You can eat the food that you want, but you should still restrict portions to remain within 1500 calories plus whatever the baby needs at that point to avoid massive weight gain.   

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@funkymunky85:  Who’s judging, and who hasn’t been pregnant?

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m trying REALLY hard to eat healthy. I’ve been lucky with lots of fruit cravings which is awesome. Baby has recently discovered sour cream and bacon chips though, and man, is it hard to resist those! LOL! I try really hard, and I do remind myself that there are healthy options for sweet and savory cravings, but it is nice to have the excuse to indulge every now and then 😉

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