I am 24 weeks pg, and have gained a stone and a half (21 lbs). I know this is way too much but all I want to eat is choc/cakes/sweets. I just really fancy sugar all the time. I know that's that no excuse and this time next year I am going to be crying as I try to sqeeze into my jeans! (I was a normal 9 1/2 stone, 5ft 5inch before getting pg!). Someone tell me to top before I have another biscuit?
You're stuck in a cycle of needing a quick boost and then dropping quickly into low blood sugar. You need to do two things. One, make sure your iron levels/bp/blood sugar are okay with the midwife. Two, make some changes to your diet that will prevent the cravings....
Drink more fluids, keep a bottle with you at all times and sip from it
Have a decent breakfast with slow release energy such as oats (yum, porridge)
Have healthy snacks in the house. Flapjacks are still sweet but if you make your own and pack them with fruit, oats and seeds, you'll feel fuller for longer. Have a bowl of fruit salad in the fridge, sandwiches ready made, batch make some soup etc etc
Chuck out the crap so you aren't tempted
Exercise gently and regularly
And don't worry too much. I put on more weight in the middle bit of pregnancy and then it slowed down.
Showoffhands - brilliant advice. I do feel really lethargic all the time, so I will mention it to the midwife in a couple of weeks. Thanks ever so much for replying and taking the time. Really good sensible advice.
I have no idea how much I have put on. Give yourself a break. You have noted you're prob eating too much sugar and bad stuff - try and cut down on that. But don't worry too much about the weight. THere's plenty of time to sort that out after the 9m is up.