i really just wanted to know if any of you have ever seen pregnant people that are extrmely lazy and eat a whole lot more while they are pregnant. i mean it seems like they are using being pregnant as an excuse to be lazy and have everybody wait on them and eat and eat and eat. and then after they have their baby they wonder why they cant lose the weight although they know that they didnt excersise or anything. it just makes me wonder why people do this, it doesnt make sense to me. anybody have any ideas???
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It's hard to say why some women do that, but I'll give it a shot.
Perhaps it's because pregnancy can be such a new and frightening time. Many people use food as comfort, and overeat in stressful times. Also, women may be uninformed about the whole "eating for two" thing -- that you're supposed to eat twice as healthy, not twice as much. I picked up a food pyramid poster from the March of Dimes in the early stages of my pregnancy and stuck it on the fridge -- it's amazing how small servings actually are compared to what people tend to think they are. A serving of cheese? 4 1-inch cubes. Grapes? About a handful.
I tried very hard to watch my weight in my pregnancy, but I still managed to gain entirely too much. That coupled with some post-baby fatigue made exercise and weight loss really, really hard!
Now that I think about it, I know someone exactly like the sort of person you're talking about. I think I'll pop the kid in the stroller and drag her out for a jog tomorrow
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