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Hunger Issues

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I am having trouble recognizing when I am truly hungry. In my first trimester it was eat all the time or risk getting sick. I hate vomiting so I chose to eat every couple of hours to not run the risk of actually allowing my stomach to empty. Now in my second semester my body can handle going longer without eating, but I think I stretched my stomach out because I feel hungry ALL THE TIME. I am not eating as often, but I am still scared to go too long without eating because whenever I do, I vomit the next thing I eat. My stomach no longer accepts food if I get to the point where I am starving.

Did anyone else experience this when they were pregnant? What did you do? I would love suggestions!
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    SO sorry, I would just try all healthy foods every 2 hours. I hope you and Baby are doing well!
    2344 days ago
    Just do what feels right to keep that belly from rumbling! Make a goal that you have to hit x number of fruits/veggies before you can mindless snack or another way to make sure you are getting nutrients in first, and check your ratios of fats/carbs/proteins. Eating 5-6 mini meals every 2-3 hours of even calories will help you feel fuller longer, especially when you eat all 3 macronutrients together.

    It's what seems to be working for me 23 weeks in! And if that belly rumbles, feed it - no matter what your tracker will say!
    2345 days ago
    Did I mention I have 10 kids, 2 step kids, 34 grand kids, and 7 great grand kids? emoticon
    2345 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/25/2012 6:30:22 PM
    Please don't follow my diet for pregnancy. I was sick a lot with all my kids and almost lived on hot chocolate and diet soda. That is not a good thing to do. One thing I did find was that if I ate something little (crackers, soup, a small half piece of fruit) it would stay down. Also eating things I loved (a piece of pie!) but just a little at a time worked for me. Fortunately, for most people, morning sickness does not last forever--at least that is what I have been told! emoticon
    2345 days ago
    I still eat much more often in the second trimester than pre-pregnancy. Just small portions seem to be good enough to tide me over. I relate to your dilemma, its so hard trying to figure out what to do to keep that churning belly happy!
    2345 days ago
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