(Closed) How do you keep your eating in check?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Going to the gym or for long walks (not sissy walks) is important.  Also, cut the carbs and go for lean meats and lots of leafy vegetables.  I also try to eat at least one dinner of fish a week and one meal that is a huge salad.  Doing this I have yet to gain a pound and I am into my second trimester.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Instead of trying to resist my cravings and eating more calories by trying NOT to eat what I’m craving, I’m just eating what I want when I’m hungry. I’ve managed to lose 40 pounds through that and exercise during this pregnancy, so it seems to work 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@Miss saphire i am going to have to follow your advice.

Yes, i feel hungry all of the time, and crave sugary things…I am chewing gum to help cravings, but its not the most help. I have been working out every night on my eliptical and have gained 5 pounds in 11 weeks so i am getting discouraged.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@octobermom:  Gum actually can add a lot of air into your tummy, adding to the bloated feeling.  Drink lots of water too.  

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I chewed gum some to help with the nausea but also ate lots of small meals.  I made a few semi heathy snacks like zucchini bread to snack on during the day so I knew what I was eating and it would fill me up.  Fruit also seemed to do the trick but everyones cravings are different.  My goal has been to eat semi healthy (I mean fairly healthy but chocolate tastes too freaking good)  and keep moving and then whatever I gain is what I’m supposed to gain. 

@octobermom:  I gained 5 lbs the first trimester and was a bit scared but at 32 weeks I’m +15 lbs, which is on the low end of the target so I don’t think pregnancy weight gain always makes sense or is that predictable, don’t get too discouraged.

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@ Miss saphire, i have heard that and the last thing i want to feel is more bloated, thanks again warning headed.

@troubled Thanks you just made my day! There is hope. lol!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have been craving sweets a lot more since I’ve been pregnant than before. I go ahead and have them- the key is extreme moderation. Like, I have been craving a blizzard from DQ for a week. So yesterday, I bought one, ate just the top (the part that was coming out over the cup, which is the best part anyways since that’s where all the candy is) and handed the rest over to my husband. Same thing when we go out to eat and I order fries. I eat a few, then pass the plate to my husband. He gets annoyed, but better his ass than mine, right?

Definitely drink as much water as possible. Not just for weight control, but keeping yourself hydrated is so important while pregnant.

Also, my best friend so far during this pregnancy has been cereal. I could eat it every meal. Just make sure there is not too much sugar in it, and you can get a LOT of nutrients that way, and it’s filling. My favorite is Kashi Heart to Heart Honey Toasted Oat. I eat two bowls of it every morning (and sometimes for dinner!).

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have a sweet tooth but have been trying to stick to fruit juice (100% juice) and cut up fruit.  Right now strawberries are in season and I love mandarin oranges.  Both are really easy to pack and eat! 

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