In the last few weeks of my pregnancy, I have noticed an EXTREME sense of hunger that seems to linger NONSTOP. Its inevitable, no matter how much I eat, I am still hungry. If you find yourself experiencing this to, dont be alarmed-its NORMAL!
To help with the hunger pangs, I am eating a little something every hour-two hours (small healthy snacks) and making sure I get my carbs for energy to get around. Some snacks that I have found that are helpful at keeping hunger at bay and easing nausea are:
- Greek Yogurt
- Fresh fruit/fruit smoothies
- Bellvita snack biscuits
- GRAPES! I dont know what it is but this helps so much.
- Beef Jerky-Lean and protein! Helps keep you fuller longer.
- Rice Cakes.
As I workout 3-4 times weekly, my BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) is around 2,100 calories a day for my pregnancy-which I am having no problem achieving. This might sound like a lot, but its actually the perfect amount due to my activity level and the increased need for the baby. So far so good, I havent gained anything! My biggest tips during the first trimester is just to keep it healthy and continue your workouts to YOUR COMFORT. People will tell you different things but only you know how your body feels.