Ravenous! All.the.time! I try and stick to healthy snack (veggies, fruit, cheese, etc) but sometimes, all I want is a burger. I have only gained about 2 pounds but I feel like I am eating everything in sight. I am plus-size so the doc said I could only gain between 10 and 15 so at least I am on the right track.
Moderation is key with anything. I have drank my share of diet drinks in my past pregnancies... That being said, after some headaches I started experiencing, and then some articles I read on artificial sweeteners - I won't touch the stuff with a 10 foot pole now, pregnant or not!! I would eat pounds of sugar (and we know that's not good too) before I would ingest just one spoonful of a "diet" item. I do have to say though, Stevia sound relatively harmless. I haven't done any research myself on that one, but from the little bit I've heard about it, I think it's safe.
I think hubby did some research on Stevia a while back. Isn't it extremely highly processed? I don't know, I'm not a super healthy eater or anything...but I find it interesting.
Laurie, hubby was getting really bad headaches from the artificial sweetener he was using in his daily coffee a while back too. When he switched to sugar, they went away!
Still struggling with solid foods. I've basically been living on milkshakes. Mostly homemade so at least I know what's in them and I'm getting an actual serving of milk... but a few from McDonalds when I was too sick to clean the blender from the last milkshake! The only other thing I can really stomach every day is yogurt.
The funny thing is that when I'm not pregnant, I can't tolerate dairy AT ALL.
I'm so ready to have an appetite again. I want to eat so badly, I'm even STARVING but my brain still says "No! You will not eat that!"