Post # 1
I am practically in tears over here because of my hunger. And I have been eating ALL DAY. I hate this feeling, and I hate having to basically eat non-stop. I can’t concentrate on anything else. I can not get in the amount of food my body needs right now, and it is making me crazy. It doesn’t help that I am just not a big eater in general.
I am not worried about ganing weight as a result of this because my overall gain is on the low side of average right now. I don’t have any type of eating disorder or weight gain phobia. I am simply not a big eater and I don’t like many foods (super picky!). I also know that dehydration can feel like hunger, so I am trying to drink as much water as I can.
So I guess what I basically want to know is am I alone in this? Do you feel like you just can’t get enough food? Do you think something else is going on? I do not have gestational diabetes or anemia.
Just to give you an idea of what I am talking about, it is 2:30 pm and here is what I have had so far today:
Half a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch (only 1/2 because hunger woke me up. I was half asleep and wanted to get back to bed ASAP)
A whole grain english muffin with PB and jelly
A weightwatchers smart one’s pasta meal (for the convneience and taste, not on the diet!)
2 thin mint cookies
and now I am having 1/2 an english muffin with pb and some raisins.
Is this normal?????
Post # 3
Honestly, I’ve had to constantly snack too. I know you’re not too far behind me. I’m 33 weeks and I feel like the last 4 weeks I’ve been hungry non-stop. I’ll eat a big meal and then be hungry again in 30 minutes. It’s awful. I went through a stage like this from like 10-16 weeks too.
Just keep eating. Sometimes, I’ll get distracted and forget to eat and I end up really nauseous and light-headed. No fun.
Post # 4
This sounds like 2:30 p.m. on a normal day for me, and I’m not pregnant. Now I feel bad.
Post # 5
@zippylef: That happened to me at the doctor’s office of all places. They ended up giving me cheezits and made me sit and eat them all before they would take my blood pressure or start my appointment. I then got a lecture from the doctor about it. 🙁
I should have mentioned, I am 31 weeks tommorow.
Post # 6
@heathaah: Foods high in fat can trigger the satisfied portion of your brain! Snack on peanuts, almonds, walnuts! Also up your lean protein intake, like snack on lunch meat. Next to nothing in calories and will stabilize your blood sugar well! I’m not preggo but am dieting… I am doing 800 calories a day and am naturally food obsessed like you described, so I’m harnessing all of the ways possible to feel full and satisfied because I will literally obsess and my body will HURT for food if I dont.
Another thing I really like is I keep a 1.5 liter bottle of water (cold) and CHUG large gulps numerous times per day.
Yet another thing I like are these protein juices from carbessentials. They have 12 grams of protein, 3 grams of carbs and are 70 calories. They taste DELICIOUS and satisfy the sweet tooth (tastes like Kool Aid!) in addition to providing your body with protein to keep you feeling fuller longer!
Post # 7
I’m almost 12 weeks and struggling to eat. I’d love to eat the way I used to. I worry constantly about getting enough protein for my baby at this time. I worry that the baby won’t measure right because of my eating/sick woes.
Post # 8
@macbookbee123: Thank you for the great ideas. I will try to look for those protein juices. I had never heard of them before, but the doctor did recommend more protein. I do love those cocoa almonds too, but haven’t had them in a while.
Post # 9
I have been eating constantly and I am like 9 weeks. I wake up at 3 am and i have to eat or I feel ill and I can’t sleep. Then I eat breakfast and normally I hurl it up and have another breakfast. Then I have a snack before lunch and then lunch and then a snack after lunch. Then on my way home from work I have a small snack followed by a small supper. Then right before bed i have another snack… And I pretty much have to or else I feel like complete crap and I get sick 🙁 If I don’t eat for more than 2 hours then I get sick and well getting sick on an empty stomach sucks.
Post # 10
I was okay in the beginning and middle of pregnancy. I would just eat by the clock, making sure I got something in about every 2 hours or so. This has only started recently, about a week or two ago.
Post # 11
Your baby is going through some major growth spurts right now; I was just reading that at 30-37 weeks, your baby gains about 1/2 pound of weight for every pound you gain! So it makes total sense that you’ll feel hungrier right now.
I second the suggestion for more protein. Protein fills you up faster and makes you feel full longer, plus it’s very important during pregnancy. Besides the tips given above, I’d also suggest avocados, light cheeses (Baby Bells and Laughing Cow cheeses are great), string cheese, greek yogurt, and bean dip.
Post # 12
@heathaah: Oh! I forgot to add. Peanut butter and crackers really helps. The peanut butter is high enough in protein that it keeps me feeling fuller. I tend to munch some before bed so I don’t wake up starving.
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Post # 14
@AprilJo2011: Sounds like me on a normal day too– not pregnant. I’m hungry right now and I think I’ve eaten more than that.
Weight Watchers meals will always leave you hungry right after, I find. You need to bulk them up with a big salad or something.
Post # 15
You’re not alone. Here’s what I had today:
- Special K with strawberries (probably 2 servings) and OJ
- Granola bar
- Cookie (darn coworkers that love to bake)
- 1 serving of Doritos
- Chili with saltines and cheese
- Another cookie (they were really good)
- Fiber One brownie
- 1 Ghiradelli chocolate square
- Fruit cup
And it’s 3:30. I’m 25 weeks pregnant (and am mid-cold so I’m not feeling well enough to work any of it off today).
Post # 16
Do you eat eggs? I thikn if you incorporate some eggs into your diet you will see a drastic difference. Also, looking at what you ate, for a pregnant woman it really doesn’t look like very much food at all. Certainly not too much.