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Old Dec 31st, 2011, 20:22 PM   31
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I think most of my calories come from donuts and chocolate, lol. Maybe thats why my butts getting huge. I've tried to eat more food today, and it just sucks. It takes all the fun out of eating when its like force feeding myself. Pre-pregnancy I would only eat one meal per day and just a few snacks. I loved being 5'9 and 118 lbs. It's a steuggle for me to watch myself gain weight. I'm 32 weeks on Sunday and I've gained about 24lbs.



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2011, 20:29 PM   32
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I would love to not be able to eat that much, lol but the medication i am on is a bad one for weight gain as it slows your metabolism down and increases your appetite because it dries your mouth out and enhances your cravings and without it I would not eat much at all
lol I probably consume around 3-4000 calories a day but before getting pregnant it was under 2000



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2011, 21:45 PM   33
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2,500 is so generalized! Pre-pregnancy, my daily caloric intake was roughly 1,200-1,500 calories. I was also maintaining a healthy BMI of 21 for...well, forever it seems! I never saw myself as eating too much or too little...I was eating until I was full and maintaining a healthy body weight, which is the key factor!
The only thing I've changed since being in the second trimester about my routine daily calorie intake is an added protein shake (330 calories) in the morning!



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2011, 22:04 PM   34
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My ex (not FOB) was estimated to eat at least 4k calories a day. He's morbidly obese. He wouldn't eat all day and would have a full frozen pizza, two or more Magnum bars and a bunch of soda throughout the day.

I only spent a few nights there ever and he'd rarely eat at all - it wasn't until I realized he was gorging himself after I left that I felt ill.



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2011, 22:23 PM   35
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Thank goodness! I was feeling horrible that I wasn't eating enough. I'm 16 weeks and still losing a little bit of weight, so I might have to make an effort to eat a little more, though. My metabolism is just too fast and I burn through a heavy meal so quick... Yeah, yeah I know, cry me a river...



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Old Jan 1st, 2012, 00:09 AM   36
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I have no idea how people can consume that many calories without eating a lot of junk. I still eat whatever I want but I eat small portions that do not add up to a large calorie consumption. I can be quite happy eating a tiny piece of brownie for a dessert. People look at me and think I must be a freak but for a lot of things I am happy with just a taste. If I go out to eat at least half the meal I take home because it way too much food. People think I must be starving myself or something but I am really healthy and my baby is already at 2lbs.



 
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Old Jan 1st, 2012, 03:11 AM   37
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When pregnant you're not advIsed to increase calorie intake until the third tri, and even then it's just 300 extra calories per day, which is a couple slices of toast for example. Pregnant women in most cases do not need to up their calorie intake throughout their pregnancy unless specifically advised to do so. So this 2500 calories a day is somewhat misleading also as the additional calories should be based on your normal diet ...again unless advised other by a healthcare professional
yeah yeah yeah and that is great in theory but what happens when you get insane cravings and constantly crave salty fries, cheese, pizza and burgers and nothing gets rid of the headaches and dizziness but eating these foods? Its easy to say no if you are not throwing up every day or feeling terribly nauseas without easing these cravings.

I agree with the other women who find it hard to stick to 2500 calories, I used to calorie count and tried all types of diets and know how many calories is a nectarine or an apple but am trying not to think about calories and fat content while pregnant or it will flare up my bulimia again



 
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Old Jan 1st, 2012, 03:32 AM   38
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Thank goodness! I was feeling horrible that I wasn't eating enough. I'm 16 weeks and still losing a little bit of weight, so I might have to make an effort to eat a little more, though. My metabolism is just too fast and I burn through a heavy meal so quick... Yeah, yeah I know, cry me a river...
The NHS guide I was given said approx 300 extra calories in the third trimester only, there was no reason to eat any extra in first or second trimester.

300 extra is just two slices of toast with butter!

However my weight was not monitored as MW said it isnt an accurate indicator of foetal health and I defintely lost weight (didn't try to) - LO was healthy, small but healthy.



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Old Jan 1st, 2012, 04:46 AM   39
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Most people vastly underestimate the amount of calories that they consume, usually because the serving sizes on the label of food are very unrealistic and people tend to have bigger servings. If you are not losing weight then you are eating enough calories - it's simple laws of physics. If you are gaining steadily then you are eating enough for you and your baby.
I don't think worrying about numbers of calories is necessary or useful. Most people do not count them accurately and also your activity level is important in that calculation too. I'd say just eat what you want within reason and concentrate on getting a nutritious diet.
However, 2500 calories really isn't all that much. Apparently the average sized man who is reasonably active would stay the same weight with that many calories.



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Old Jan 1st, 2012, 06:57 AM   40
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I don't think 2500 is so many calories either! We all are so different in our metabolisms and absorption. Pre-pregnancy, I ate about 1900 calories a day (I went through a phase where I measured and weighed everything, just to find out.) and yet, I managed to maintain a BMI of 19. I am only 5'4 and have a moderate activity level, so according to most dieticians, I should have only needed about 1650 a day. At my caloric intake I should have been slowly but steadily gaining weight, according to them. Yet, I never had an issue!



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