Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pass me the sugar...please.

I wanted to post this a week ago, but wasn't sure if it was all in my head. I have been craving sugar like crazy! I figured it may be because of Valentine's Day goodies, or the fact that I've been around Girl Scout cookies...I'm not sure, but I was craving anything sweet.
I'm serious, it was getting BAD. It was getting to the point where I was scouring my kitchen cabnets for anything sweet..like junk food sweet. An orange wasn't cutting it. Even if I had just eaten lunch, 30 minutes later I felt like I needed a candy bar. And I have been constantly craving Dr. Pepper..to the point where I was getting headaches that were cured by caffeine. 
I was starting to get worried. I had never felt like this, not even when I was 250lbs or pregnant. So, I started to really look into it. I noticed that I was having these cravings about 20minutes after I was done pumping breastmilk or nursing Bradley. I started researching and apparently these sugar cravings are very normal by a lot of breastfeeding moms. However, I couldn't find anywhere WHYYYY. I mean, it makes sense..I'm giving a lot of my nutrients to my sweet boy and obviously my body thinks it's lacking something.
In the meantime, I'm going to be trying my hardest to curb these cravings with natural sugars like oranges and apples, etc. Has anyone ever experienced this? Help a new mom out :)


Fit Mom said...

Wish I could help you out. Are you a member of The Baby Corner or anything? They might be able to help you.

JIN @ Love,Loss + Lacquer said...

I'm 5 weeks postpartum and had crazy sugar cravings for about 2 weeks - I guess it's common