I can’t stop eating.
Over the last week I’ve reached this scary point in my pregnancy where I just can’t get full. I eat a reasonable lunch, a reasonable snack of yogurt with toppings, and a reasonable but small dinner. Then after dinner I can’t stop thinking about what else to eat. I end up eating 3, 4, 5 things until I finally feel full. Before I eat those late night snacks I have this anxiety that I will starve if I don’t eat something right then. I feel a hunger and nausea that I rarely feel.
I’m 29 weeks pregnant now and up 14 lbs overall (up 27 at this point last time). I’d like to not gain 1,000 lbs in the last trimester and keep it instead to a very reasonable 1 lb per week. I know how much work it took to take off the weight last time, and I’d like to not have as much work to do after this baby. I’m in 2 very important weddings when I’ll be about 3 months post partum, and while I’ll still have the PP pooch, I’d like to at least feel good about myself. I know that I can’t control my weight gain completely, as is obvious by my weight gain last time around (over 40 lbs). However, I feel that I can at least try.
Any suggestions on a very filling, semi-healthy late night snack I can enjoy? I usually end up having some chocolate which leaves me satisfied taste wise but not belly wise. Then I have a fruit, usually an orange, which is refreshing but also not very filling. Then I have a bowl of cereal or a piece of toast and finally feel satisfied. It’s out of control.
In general I have a very healthy mindset about my body, and I think that healthy habits lead to a healthy body. Of course I’m thinking about my pregnancy weight gain, because it took a long time to lose the weight last time. In fact, it took until I got pregnant again. That’s a long time! I know that I’ll gain what I need to gain, but I don’t think these late night snacks are very healthy or helpful.