I'm feeling pretty fat lately. Not in the, "OMG, this pregnancy is making me such a hoss and instead of just being grateful for the life growing within me, I'd rather complain about it," way. More in the, "I'm not really that far along, and not showing, but I keep craving junk food and feel like I'm making bad choices," sort of way.
And it doesn't appear that I have gained weight according to my spring scale (though it's pretty inaccurate). My wii did say I was up a pound the other week and my ring is a little tighter, so I have a feeling that I've gained a little.
Anyhow, but I sent my food journal to my counselor last week. Lovely thing that she is actually calculated my calories for me. She said it looks like I've been eating ~1400 calories per day and I should have been eating 1500-1600. And in the 2nd trimester I should be eating 1800 calories! Crazy. I haven't been eating enough. Maybe that's why I get hungry. I never would never have guessed that. I feel like I'm always eating.
That said, I'm still having SERIOUS junk food cravings. That's all I want to eat, ever.
Instead of oatmeal for breakfast, I want to toast a bunch of bread (not just a slice or 2, but 4-6... or maybe the whole loaf) and butter/jelly it all up. Oatmeal takes so long to cook, toast is nearly instant, it's just too easy.
I'm hungry at dinner but never want to cook anything and just want junk... tater tots smothered in ketchup, french fries (smothered in ketchup), chips, massive quantities of grilled cheese (with a side of fries, smothered in ketchup), ice cream. My husband wasn't home the other night, so I ate a bowl of ice cream for dinner, even though I was planning a nutritious veggie burger.
Oh, pickles and ice cream does sound pretty good to me.
Considering all the ketchup and pickles I'm craving, maybe I actually need more salt too? What kind of American am I?
I'm looking forward to my ob appt tomorrow because I won't be able to pack a lunch and that means I can do fast food for lunch! Although I'm trying to steer my taste buds towards 'better' fast food options (vegetarian burrito bowl at Chipotle anyone?).
I'm good on the fruit this week, we just got a 1/2 bushel of peaches and blueberries were on sale, and I bought a bunch and intend to eat 'em all. I need to get better about veggie intake at lunch time and for snacks.
I really must put forth more effort towards a healthy diet.
Does anyone have good strategies for making the cravings go away?