Sunday, 10 February 2008
Three hundred calories
Why oh why does being pregnant make you so hungry if you only need 300 extra calories per day??
The books merrily say things like: "you can get those 300 calories from a small tub of yoghurt and a piece of toast" !
Are they serious? Are these things written by men? Some days I want to get my extra 300 calories from a hamburger the size of a bus.
I would much prefer to listen to my mum, who says she followed "the Very Hungry Caterpillar philosophy – you know, just eat and eat and eat and eat". And she stayed skinny after having five kids. Five kids – read 'em and weep, people.
Equally, I could listen to this girl on Etsy, who said, "I totally bought into the whole 'you are eating for two' BS... They didn't specify what two, so I ate for two linebackers."
For now, I'll wander back to my twice-washed salad, my Lean Cuisine bowl (yes, I am too lazy to cook) and my Dove mini 60-calorie bar.
And feel a bit sorry for myself.