(Closed) Trouble Eating

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Mrs.Maeby:  When I was having a hard time eating and gaining weight my doctor recommended Ensure or Boost. I found some flavors that pretty good to me. It worked. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Mrs.Maeby:  OMG!  ME TOO!  I am seriously having the hardest time eating.  I literally have to force feed myself and then I feel terribly ill.  It has been stressful for me- my doc told me I was gaining too much weight half way through and told me to count calories and then I lost weight.  When I eat more, however, I am up all night because I cannot digest.  !  I am focusing now on quality over quantity- make every bite count.  Protein, fruit, veggies, and (chocolate 🙂 milk.  I do my best to get 80-100 grams of protein a day and just eat when and what healthy things I can- high caloric healthy things, like dried fruit and nuts, things like that.

Post # 5
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1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had the same thing, and my GP said not to sweat it. You’ll be hungry later on, trust me!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Mrs.Maeby:  Are you in your first trimester? I didn’t really have morning sickness either, just some nausea, but I had NO appetite in my first trimester. I had to force myself to eat most days, and ended up losing 5 pounds. My OB said it was normal and that my appetite would come back, and oh man- it has been back full force for awhile now lol. 

Hope yours comes back soon! Hang in there 🙂 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve been told that you really only NEED 300 extra calories a day while you’re pregnant. (Normal diet calorie counts.)  That is barely anything…like a piece of bread with peanut butter, apples with carmel, a serving of veggies and dip.  Some people eat more than that because of how they react to their hormonal changes, cravings, etc.  So I think as long as your eating to maintain your current healthy calorie count, you should be fine.  Like other PP’s said, there’s so many different stages your body goes through during pregnancy where you feel/eat differently, I’m sure in a few months it will be a whole another story.  🙂 

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@Mrs.Maeby:  I had the same problem my first trimester and into my 2nd. I think it was because of all of the bloat that my stomach always felt full. I would recommend trying to eat high protein, fiber, and (good) fat foods. I could manage a few bites of hummas on veggies or pita, yogurt, almonds, chocolate milk, cereal, 1/2 pb&j sandwich. If you’re uncomfortable, just take a few bites and walk away. Force feeding yourself will make you feel worse.

Eventually into my 2nd trimester, the bloat went down and now I feel that I can eat a little bit more without feeling like I’m going to explode.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m 37 weeks and had this problem in the 2nd trimester if I remember correctly. Don’t worry about it… your baby will get everything it needs first, and you second. When I was nauseous in the 1st trimester, I got calories in by drinking instant breakfast. 

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