I am 6 weeks and I have gained almost 10 lbs already!!! I do landscaping maintenance full time and so u would think I'm burning a lot of calories!?? right but I eat out for lunch every day. i try to choose the more healthy options at fast food restaurants like salad and chicken sandwich but I always feel like I'm starving by 10-11 am and again at 4-6. we usually eat around 12-1 and then again at 7-10 pm. I try to eat breakfast but don't always get it in. I do need to stop drinking any soda and just do lemonade or water. I also have no morning sickness at all and the only time I feel nauseous is when I start to get hungry! any advise would be greatly appreciated!!
Re: why am I gaining weight so fast!??
The best advice I have is to try to prep your food ahead of time. You should be eating 4-5 small meals a day. Even if the snacks are some fruit or nuts to munch on. I agree with PP. Those healthy options at fast food restaurants are most likely still not healthy. Even the grilled options are usually full of sodium. In moderation, if that is your only option, go for the grilled chicken or salad. I just wouldn't do it more than once a week.
That being said, everyone is different. Just keep things healthy. With the active job you have, you will be fine. I gained a lot of weight with my 1st two babies and had to work my butt off afterwards - literally! I'm just trying to "eat clean" this time around. Nothing processed. Of course, I always cheat on the weekends - can't resist. They say eat the same amount of calories you normally would in the 1st trimester and then 300 additional calories in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Maybe you can count calories if your really concerned.
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