health & body, pregnancy

Lay off me, I’m starving!

Something I did not expect to start right away was an increase in appetite. Holy moly. I’ve never been much of a snacker (unless it’s in front of me, in which case I’ve never had any willpower), but for the most part, as long as the temptation wasn’t there, I could get away with a reasonable breakfast, lunch and dinner, and not really experience a ton of hunger in between. Well, not anymore. Now, I can’t seem to go more than 2-3 hours without getting hungry. To make matters worse, empty stomach = an increase in nausea. Isn’t pregnancy fun?

As I mentioned previously, I seem to be drawn to healthy foods so far. I wouldn’t call this a craving, but simply put, salad sounds good, while anything sweet just does not (except fruit – mmm… I bought the most delicious white nectarines the other day). I actually stepped on a scale this morning for the first time in a couple weeks, and was surprised to see that I’ve actually lost a few pounds. Must be all the healthy food. Unfortunately, I still feel like a bloated fatty and my pants are way too tight already. I’m sure the actual weight gain will catch up with me soon enough, though, especially if this new-found snacking habit keeps up…

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