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I am a breastfeeding mom and no matter what come 3:00 I have a crazy need to snack. I know my body can't me starving but my brain wants to eat everything in sight. I will have a snack and with in 5 minutes I can barely concentrate on anything else.
Mon. Feb 12, 9:10pm
Eat a bigger breakfast. If you are hungry at 3, have a healthy snack that is filling enough to get you to dinner.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 9:09 AM
Try having a small meal every day at 3pm. I find when I'm hungry and try to find a snack, I try and find something small, that doesn't really contribute much to my daily calorie allotment. And I find that whatever it is, I'm not satisfied afterwards, and I'm still hungry. But, if I plan a mini-meal, and prepare it, and sit down and eat it, then I can be totally satisfied. Maybe something like a lean cuisine meal (many have less than 300 calories), or a can of soup, or some leftovers, etc. I do best when it's something warm, and that takes a little bit of prep - i.e. can't eat it straight out of the bag.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 10:25 AM
I think you should allow yourself to have a snack if you're craving one! Make it a small snack (about 100-150 calories with carbs and protein) like a piece of string cheese or an apple with a tbsp of peanut butter.
It's good to eat something to keep your metabolism running.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 6:35 PM
That's definitely a normal time to need a snack. Try something high-protein, like a boiled egg, and see if that doesn't satisfy rather than set off the eating urge.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 7:45 PM
Crazy! I am a nursing mom and have the same problem. I always thought it was because I always watch t.v. from 3-4pm, but even when I don't I am still starving. I eat a good breakfast and lunch, but that does not seem to help. A small snack does nothing for me. I am ready to eat a whole meal and then some and I am ready for dinner in a couple of hours too. It is so frustrating.
Monday, February 26, 2007, 5:39 PM
My wife is nursing. Our doctor told her that it was normal, since she is making milk and all that good stuff.
Are you worried about losing weight while you nurse? If so, why? Just be a mom and be happy for now.
Monday, February 26, 2007, 6:28 PM
Thanks for all the feedback...
To the mom who is also starving-- isn't it crazy. It's almost like you can't get enough.
To the dad whose wife is also breastfeeding-- Thank you for the kind words, but it is important to my psyche that I lose some weight.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 10:07 PM
your nursing you need to eat more. jUST MAKE IT HEALTHY AND YOU WILL STILL LOSE WIEGHT. HOW ABOUT A MILK AND PROTIEN AND A FIBER. I NURSED 4 THEY ARE GROWN NOW I LIVED THROUGH GUILT OVER THE FAMILY BED AND FEAR MY CHILDREN WOULDN'T BE INDEPENDENT ! IWAS A LE LECHE MOM, MY KIDS NURSED UNTIL THEY WERE 3 ONE WAS PRACTICALLY 4. THEY ALL WENT AWAY TO COLLEGE. THEY ARE VERY INDEPENDENT. GOOD LUCK YOU ARE GIVING YOUR CHILD A GREAT START. YOU KNOW YOU BURN A RIDIULOUS AMOUNT OF EXTRA CALORIES RIGHT. GOOD LUCK
Friday, March 16, 2007, 9:28 PM
Mix carbs, protein and fats in your 3pm snack.
Saturday, March 17, 2007, 5:21 AM
I have found that a Thomas's english muffin, toasted with a tablespoon of peanut butter is very satisfying in the afternoons. It happens to me every afternoon around 3 because that's about the time I can relax after I get home from work. Use the reduced fat peanut butter and you won't really be able to taste the difference between it and regular fattening peanut butter. It's also really good on slices of apple or celery. I think it's the protein that helps get me through the afternoons. All that for only 2 points and you'll stay satisfied until dinner.
Friday, April 18, 2008, 6:01 PM
well im not breastfeeding but I eat an afternoon snack every day - in fact most my meals are really just snacks
7am - 110 cals
10 am - 150 cals
12pm - 300-400
2 pm 100-200
9pm - 100-200
Friday, April 18, 2008, 6:38 PM
I can't verify the truth of it but my niece is breast feeding and she told me that breastfeeding burns like 1500 cal a day.
So if that is true, no wonder you are hungry.
I would think your body is telling you something.
I find that soup can be very low calorie wise but very filling for a mid day meal.
Saturday, April 19, 2008, 5:15 PM
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