(Closed) Has your eating gotten better or worse during pregnancy?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Has your eating gotten better or worse during pregnancy?
    I have improved my diet : (14 votes)
    25 %
    I have given in to more temptations than before : (30 votes)
    55 %
    Other : (11 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I eat a bit better in that I drink more water BUT otherwise I eat about the same… not great & not terrible. lol

    I don’t eat much more than non-pregnancy either… I’m just not that hungry =/

    Post # 4
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    1103 posts
    Bumble bee

    My eating has changed mostly due to “morning” sickness – my usual snacks of fruit, yoghurt and nuts have given way to crackers, bread, anything starchy basically, plus ginger ale when usually I just drink water. It’s not so much giving into temptation, because a lot of the time I don’t feel like eating anything at all, but nibbling on crackers helps with the nausea, so that’s what I do. I definitely don’t feel healthy – part of the problem is I’m gluten intolerant, but gluten-free stuff just hasn’t been going down as well as normal food, so apart from pregnancy nausea I’ve also got an unhappy digestive system. The other annoying thing is going out for lunch or something and usually I would have a salad but I’m too paranoid re listeria now so am relying on sandwiches or pasta dishes (did I mention I’m vegetarian too – I am high maintenance for sure!) I’m starting to feel better now so trying to get more variety in, and also pay more attention to the gluten thing, but for now I’ve given myself permission to eat whatever works!

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m focused more on getting my veggies each day (I have a real issue with that). And I’ve cut some bad things, but am also eating a lot more – some of which is chocolate and cookies. So I think it all evens out!

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I used to eat very well, but my pregnancy has brought on major food aversions. So I’ve been sticking to lots of bland foods, which has definetly led to a far less intake of veggies and good meats. I couldn’t even stomach fruit for a while, but have forced myself to try and get some down and it has gotten easier. I could pretty much live off of potatoes at this point, and some days do. I never had morning sickness, but it’s amazing just how strong my dislike of just about any food it at this point. 

    Post # 7
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    1109 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We stopped getting take out for the most part because we need to save money and because I never want any heavy food. My appetite is much smaller now so I eat a few small meals and snack on fruits and veggies throughout the day. Plus I don’t drink anymore which eliminates a lot of empty calories of course. Overall I’d say it’s getting much better now that I can actually keep food down 🙂

    Post # 8
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    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    So far it’s been worse…I’m just finishing up the first trimester, and all I’ve been able to hold down has been oatmeal, peanut butter sandwiches, buttered noodles (absolutely no sauce) and Ramen noodles. I guess there are worse things I could be eating, but it’s very bland and carb-heavy. My appetite is just starting to return, though, so hopefully my diet will start to improve. 

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    When I was pregnant, I tried to eat as much healthy foods as possible to fill up. But I worked at a coffee shop, so donuts were my weak point. I never liked donuts before then, but damn all the yummy stuff there really tempted me. Luckily though, at home my greatest craving was watermelon. So that kept me in a check a little.

    Post # 10
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    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Overall, I think it’s been better – making sure I drink milk, eat more fruit, drink less caffeine.  On a daily basis, I am doing better than before.  But, I have increased my sweets – only would have dessert on a rare occasion before and now it’s pretty much a daily occurrence (sometimes multiple times a day).  Also, when I’m hungry, watch out, because I pig out (which I really didn’t do before).

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Not that much worse but definitely worse. I crave more crap food. And I think compounded with the business of work and renovations at the new house it just amplifies it.

    Post # 12
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    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Sadly, I have given in to more tempations. 

    Not because I’ve had strong cravings, but because I get hungry and I’m ravenous RIGHT NOW! So I find the closest, quickest thing to eat, which is often fast-food. And there’s been nights when I’m exhausted and don’t want to cook so I just order pizza. Those things used to be once every few months for us.

    It makes me feel a bit guilty. Especially since I’m normally a health nut, don’t eat sweets or soda, don’t eat processed food, cook everything from scratch type of person. My diet overall is still above-average health-wise, but not as healthy as I’d prefer.

    Post # 13
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    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I’d say both.  I drink milk now, which I never did before.  I am also more aware of making sure I eat fruits and veggies.  I also cut out sugar when I can.  But I do give in to temptation more.

    Post # 14
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    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Probably worse. Especially in the first tri-mester. I didnt eat much but when I could stomach something it was usually fast food. Thankfully I am out of that stage so my diet is more regular. I don’t eat for “two” but I do give into to temptation more than I would if I wasnt prego

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I would say it is kind of half and half.

    My hubby and I have always eaten healthy at our house–no red meat, no pork, no white carbs, no soda, chips, or candy in the house.

    This has stayed the same while I have been pregnant and I have actually started drinking MORE water.

    However, I probably eat out more because whenever I am out of the house and get hungry, I can’t wait to get home and need food NOW. Because of this I probably pull into a drive through once or twice a month…something I never did before.

    EDIT: I think it helps that we have limited options for food in our house. For example, when I get up for breakfast, we only have greek yogurt, organic eggs, whole grain toast and fruit to choose from. I couldn’t really eat bad if I wanted to.
     

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    OMG. I don’t think I could eat an less healthy. I was living off classic salted chips and nachos with melted cheese on top and pizza. I tried to eat a salad or sandwich but it just wouldn’t go down. I am hoping I get past MS soon, so I can get back to eating better stuff.

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