Skinny and Pregnant... help?
Okay I'm not actually skinny... that was just to lure you in... but I am on the "thin" side of things. I've always been this way, even before I was vegan. I have a really fast metabolism and its hard for me to gain weight. For example, if I get the flu and lose 5 pounds in a week, it might take months for me to gain it back.
Well the good news is... I'm pregnant! The bad news is I'm, as usual, having a really hard time gaining weight. I actually lost about 5 pounds in the first trimester from all the puking. The doc said it was normal to lose a little weight from morning sickness, and once I was over it I would catch back up. Well, I'm 15 weeks now, at least 5 weeks past morning sickness, and I've barely gained 2 pounds back. And I'm eating like crazy! I force seconds of everything down my throat even when I'm stuffed. I'm eating lasagna right now in front of the computer as I type this.
Anyone out there who's been in my shoes, or who has some advice? The doctor just says to eat more peanut butter and avocados. There is really only so much peanut butter and avocados a person can eat.
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