Post # 1
This is just crazy – I am almost 7 weeks and I am hungry all the time, literially every 20 mins or so. I can’t eat big meals (or I feel bloated), so I am literially snacking all day long (mainly fruits, veggies and cheese). But I am so hungry all the time! I feel like if I don’t eat, I will get naseous.
I know your are not suppose to eat any extra calories your first trimester, so is this all in my head? Did anyone else feel like this?
Post # 3
I had morning sickness so I can’t relate, but I had a friend in a similar situation. If you’re genuinely hungry and need to keep food in your stomach to prevent nausea, then eat! It’s what your body and baby need! As long as you’re eating healthy food and not using the “eating for two” excuse (when one of you is really tiny!), you’ll be fine! Listen to your body!
Post # 4
I was definitely really hungry, not like that though, I woke up starving and had to eat every three hours. I gained 70 pds… Not fun
Post # 5
Same thing happened to me. I’m not really sure there is too much you can do- especially when not eating makes you nauseous. Just try and snack healthy the best you can. I know I probably gained some weight from the increase in calories but I felt like it was more important to listen to my body. It’s temporary & if it makes you feel any better it isn’t nearly as bad in the 2nd trimester :).
Post # 6
I had the same exact symptoms from about 7 – 10 weeks or so. If I didn’t eat every few hours, I would get nauseous. I started eating a fiber cereal with yogurt in the morning to keep me full, and snacks like apple slices w/peanut butter and wheat thins with cheese would help in the afternoon. Small meals work best and always drink a lot of water. As long as you’re eating healthy, don’t feel bad! I did end up gaining a few pounds because I was on a 1200 calorie per day diet before I got pregnant but I started to slow down once I hit the 10 week mark. I’m 13 weeks now and definitely don’t feel as hungry as I was a month ago!
Post # 7
I had inaane hunger from weeks 5-11. I HAD to eat every hour and when hunger it, it hit badly. I pretty much snacked all day but never really ate big meals. I ate lots of fruits, crackers, nuts, yogurt, V8, granola bars….and anything else that sounded decenet. I had approximately 2 days of morning sickness my whole first trimester. I’m still pretty hungry and eat frequently but have cut out a few snacks and can eat bigger meals. My midwife told me to listen to my body – when hungry, eat, but try to make good choices. Re: weight gain – I gained 3 lbs by 10 weeks, but am now 16 weeks and have only gained 4 lbs total, which is really not much.
Post # 8
I was doing some reading, and I saw that pregnancy apparently speeds up your metabolism, so you really do have to eat more– but only by 300 calories per day. That’s an extra small meal.
Post # 9
@missbbc: The exact same thing happened to me and I gained 12 pounds in the first trimester (yikes). But now I’m 19 weeks and still holding at 12 pounds, because as soon as the first trimester was over I could eat normally again, and I had enough energy to powerwalk every morning. Feeling much better. Smart of you to be concerned about the weight gain though, in my opinion. I didn’t really think of it until it had happened.
Post # 10
I am in the exact same boat as you! I just hit 8 weeks today but I am hungry all the time!! If I don’t eat I feel like I will be sick. It’s infurating! lol. I bought some fruit cups and some baby carrots to eat to tide me over and I find that I eat less for my lunch or dinner because I just eat an hour ago…..lol. Once I cleared it with my doctor I also resumed my Zumba classes (minus the abs) and I think that has helped me to maintain my weight. I’m going to keep working out until I can’t anymore…..lol. It’ll be easier to lose the weight after I think. I can’t wait until this part is over though. I hate looking like i’m eating every 5 minutes….lol.
Post # 11
Welcome to pregnancy! My constant snacking was one of the things that set off my coworker’s prego-radar.
It sounds like you’re picking healthy foods, so just keep that up and snack whenever your body tells you too. As long as the snacks are nutritious and not too fatty, I don’t think there’s anything to be concerned about.
Post # 12
Thanks! You guys are describing exactly how I feel so glad to hear its a normal symptom. I just though it could be in my head since you’re not suppose to eat any extra carlories your first tri, but I am seriously starving all the time. Also, I feel pretty sick only at night (late). Since I only feel sick at night, I have been continuing to run in the mornings, but I think that makes me even more hungry!
Post # 13
@missbbc: Sounds just like me! I’m at 7 weeks and really hungry all the time! I haven’t really been nauseated (or maybe a little nausea like 2/10 at times), but I really have to keep food in my stomach to keep from being uncomfortably hungry. I wake up ravenous in the morning. If I wake up at night to use the bathroom, I have to have a snack or my stomach growls like crazy and keeps me from sleeping. Since overall I feel pretty good, I have been keeping up with the exercising too (running and light kickboxing-style class). I’m sure it makes the hunger worse!
Post # 14
I’m 9.5 weeks and I feel your pain! I usually eat a bowl of cereal in the morning, a mid morning snack, lunch, another snack, dinner and another snack. Lots of veggies and fruits and WATER! 1 thing I could do without is eating all the time! lol Lets hope it gets better soon. 🙂