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    Default Am I eating enough?

    Hi All,
    I just would like to know, If I am eating a right amount. Not sure how far along I am.
    most of the time I am a small eater. Before being preggers, I could last half the day without food or live of a packet of noodles & a few snacks. I never really had to have 3 meals a day.
    Since finding out I am in early stages of pregnancy, I have found I get hunger pains a lot more & feel a bit nauseated & food tends to help make it go away.
    This is what I had today/tonight
    2 pieces of fruit
    2 weight watches meals
    breakfast= bowl of special k.
    2 weight watches snack bars.
    A small bowl of boiled veggies. I have to have low fat due to having gallstones.

    I have noticed, sometimes Not long after eating, I still feel a bit sick even though I had a meal. Should I be eating more, any time I feel sick , I should eat? I feel like I could be a pig & just constantly eat and I don't want to over do it or under do it. I just feel what I have eaten is already a lot. But must not be, if I keep slightly getting hunger pains?
    Also IF any one else has had gallstones while being pregnant, could you please recommend things I could eat that might help fill me. Sorry I will probably make a lot of silly posts. I guess newbie's freak out a lot.

    Thanks.

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    Hello and congratulations!

    I'm not much help when it comes to food, but it looks like from the list of food you wrote at least you're eating nutriciously. If you're worried about your intake then consider taking pregnancy multivitamins. You're eating healthier than me that's for sure! My day consists of a small meal and a piece of toast, maybe and extra snack if I feel up for it. I've always been a small eater too. What you should do at the very least is eat little and often. Spreading your meals too far apart never helps with morning sickness, and then you end up too sick to want to eat anyway >_<

    As for the morning sickness, everyone gets it differently, my first pregnancy was only nausea, this time I'm just hideously ill all the time >_< It's only early days so if you can ride it out it'll settle over the next couple of months

    I don't think pregnancy is a time to limit yourself on food, especially if you feel like eating more. Now's the best time to listen to your body, and there's no better excuse to have extra servings of everything :-P

    Congratulations again! Best of luck over the coming months :-D

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    I was thinking about this topic myself yesterday.. I'm newly pregnant too & I know I hadn't been eating enough. I'm like you, I've never been a big eater. But I'm finding now that if I don't eat often enough I feel sick & get light headed.
    I know how hard it is to eat more then you're used to, but I think you need to increase your intake a little bit if you can. But I don't know much about gallstones either in saying that.
    I've noticed that eating more complex carbs seem to be helping me. Like a piece of multigrain toast, multigrain vita wheats etc. And try to have lots of calcium, milk youghurt cheese. As well as good fats like salmon. And iron from red meat, protien from chicken.
    I'm not sure but maybe weight watchers meals aren't great for a pregnant woman? I would think you'd need more fat/carbs/calories etc then they provide? Like I said though I don't know.
    Like Arusaamatus said, pregnancy is the 1 time we're supposed to be having seconds and not counting calories etc. And I agree, listen to your body. It will tell you what you need.

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    Hi guys, thanks for that info. I was told by my doctor to keep my calories up which I find is going to be hard, seeings I have the gallstones. I was told to stick to eating low fat things but some low fat things are too high in fat for me, because it can lead to an attack. So at the moment, I can only stick to eating 1.5 g of food per 100 g of food. I was only sticking to under 0.9g but now i am preggers, i need to have a bit more options open, to what I can eat. I can't have things like cheese. I am eating skinless chicken, with rice or noddles and a chicken tonight sauce. I am already taking elevit. I have a doctor appointment today, so will ask the doc if those type of meals are alright to eat, I would never have thought of that, that I need to have a bit more fat in my diet. But then I can't have really any. It is a bit of a pain. Least I Am not the only person, who was wondering this I will try and get some info from doc today and come back and share some if u like. Thanks, for the reply. I am getting some morning sickness, not a lot. Which i guess is as good thing.

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    ask to see a dietican who specialises in pregnancy & or gallstones
    and keep your food diary going so they have a base to add to

    I'd say YES eat if you feel hungry or sick(if food helps)

    Maybe look into some lowGI foods for feeling fuller for longer eg foods that have not been mess with L
    Like fruit/tinned fruit instead of dried
    multi grain bread not white

    Be aware that saturated fat & KJ are important in breastfeeding(if you go down that path) & maybe consult dietican on that to for future reference

    And perhaps snack all day if 3 main meals is not enough to keep you going .
    I'm starting to add morning & afternoon tea into my day which i will continue till bub 2 stops feeding (DD1 's feeding went down hill after i left hospital and started buring to much energy and unconsously eating less)

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    Hi Debbie,
    thanks for the information. has helped a lot. I will look out for some Low GI foods. I always eat multi grain but haven't had it in a while so might go back to having some. I have been trying to have 3 meals per day and if feeling hungry have veggies or fruit or a bit of snacks. not to much though. No I won't be breast feeding because of health issues, thanks for the tip though. I had a dentition, at the start of the year so might go back to her.. Thanks heaps for advice , will try what every1 has suggested.


 

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