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Oh no, this is a disaster ... (light hearted, honest)

(85 Posts)
FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Tue 16-Oct-12 09:36:55

I've gone off chocolate. CHOCOLATE! shock Just looking at repulses me.


SlightlySuperiorPeasant Tue 16-Oct-12 09:38:22

<passes the dried apple>

I go off meat when I'm pg. DH is most unimpressed.


I went off chocolate with DD and although I still eat it, I no longer love it as much sad

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Tue 16-Oct-12 09:39:53

I've been eating melon. Tons of melon. What's the point in melon? It's just water disguised as fruit. confused

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Tue 16-Oct-12 09:40:49

I forgot, melon with vinegar sprinkled on it confused

Melon and vinegar? Going off chocolate is the least of your worries grin

10storeylovesong Tue 16-Oct-12 09:45:06

Me too! And cake! Anything sweet makes me heave. Was in tesco a few weeks ago to buy a cake for dh's birthday and just the sight of the boxes made me heave. I usually bake him one but no chance this year!

Melon with vinegar sounds... interesting...

Lilliana Tue 16-Oct-12 09:45:07

I've gone off chocolate too and ate lots of fruit at the beginning - have yet to progress to melon and vinegar though!

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Tue 16-Oct-12 09:46:28

My husband has also been eating some of my vinegary melon too. He says it's actually very nice, but he might just be humouring me. grin

BonaDea Tue 16-Oct-12 10:37:54

To be fair, strawberries with balsamic vinegar is a tried and tested dessert, so not sure how bad that really is. Hey, at least melon is good for you!! (especially the yellow sorts like cantaloupe: has some of the same good vits that green leafy veg has, so there you go!)

SkinnyMarinkADink Tue 16-Oct-12 11:51:47

With dd if it had chocolate/sweeties/ was bad for me i ate it, i gained 3 stone! Went size 6/8 to a 16/18

however this time...i only want healthy salad, fruit, pasta & vegetables I've actually lost 2 stone! probably my sickness hasn't helped! also having a girl!
Have gone off meat, anything greasy, sweets & also gravy which is weird.

weeblueberry Tue 16-Oct-12 11:54:37

I seem to have gone off......every single thing my poor partner makes!!

Seriously the poor boy spent ages making dinner on Sunday night. Did I want it? Did I hell...

Then last night I was driving home thinking 'omg I don't want to eat what he's made - how am I going to navigate this two nights in a row...'. Luckily I got home and it was actually really good. But I'm very unpredictable in what I want to eat. I'm NEVER picky but for some reason I have no idea whether I actually want something til it's plonked right in front of me... blush

stowsettler Tue 16-Oct-12 12:27:05

I've developed a sweet tooth over the past few months. Normally crisps are my downfall but try to eat healthily - lots of fish, veg, fruit etc. Since being pg I've totally gone off fish and veg is a no-no after 2pm (except runner beans). Hankering for comfort food - faggots, cottage pie, cauliflower cheese...mmmmm. DP is sick to death of it all, I think we're going to have to start eating separately!

CitrusyOne Tue 16-Oct-12 12:38:28

I've gone off tea. I normally LOVE tea. Haven't had a hot drink in weeks.

lljkk Tue 16-Oct-12 12:51:43

That happened to me in one of my pregnancies. Very strange.

Iheartpasties Tue 16-Oct-12 13:01:58


queenrollo Tue 16-Oct-12 13:03:20

Citrusy I usually drink so much tea I should have shares in Whittards....but since being pregnant it's just not doing it for me. You know that feeling of having been really busy, for me probably gardening, and coming in and thinking 'i need a nice cuppa' and you sit down and it's like satisfying a drug craving.....well I still have that feeling but I get NO satisfaction from drinking the tea at all. I could cry.

LibrarianAli Tue 16-Oct-12 13:29:25

I've gone off meat as well. This baby is being entirely built on tinned tomatoes on toast and beetroot pasta.

Oh, and Haribo.
Baby loves Haribo.

SkinnyMarinkADink Tue 16-Oct-12 13:56:38

librarian do you get lots of movement front haribo? My baby bean likes lemonade makes her go crazy inside like a rave lol

Jdub Tue 16-Oct-12 14:00:29

I went off cake but love, love, loved macaroni cheese, cheesy wotsits, Dr Pepper and green starbursts (which are usually the food of the devil)

And I seem to have been put off tomatoes for ever, even now that my boys are 6 and 2! Bodies are SO weird and babies are SO amazing!

abigboydidit Tue 16-Oct-12 14:06:59

I totally went off tea with DS but loved diet coke (cans only) and had to ration my intake to 2/3 cans per day or I could easily have guzzled litres of the stuff... I also went off broccoli (even the smell made me heave) & if am honest a bit of fruit or veg barely passed my lips for 9 months. Unless you count tomato sauce? I could have eaten it with a spoon <boak>.

This time is the total opposite. Wanted oily fish with salad or steamed veg. Can still drink tea (hurray!), diet coke makes me gag (saving loads of dosh which am spending on..) chocolate with everything!

PragmaticWench Tue 16-Oct-12 14:18:04

See I've never really been fussed about chocolate (could have it in the cupboard for months and not be tempted at all), but now I'm pregnant I'm a complete addict. Actually it's to anything sweet, this baby will come out as baby-shaped loaf sugar!

Went violently off the smell of any smoked food in the first trimester; poor DH was devastated as we'd just been on a course to learn how to smoke food and he'd bought himself a fancy smoker.

peanutpie Tue 16-Oct-12 14:26:24

Big Mac meal

WerewolvesDoTheFandango Tue 16-Oct-12 14:56:08

I did several weeks where my tongue couldn't taste sweet and all I wanted was sour. Sour snakes or tangfastics - I ate bags. The gestational diabetes has put an end to that sad

queenrollo Tue 16-Oct-12 15:01:09

pragmatic i nearly killed my DH a few weeks ago when he cooked himself smoked haddock....

CitrusyOne Tue 16-Oct-12 15:04:00

Queen, I'm the same! I want the satisfaction of a cup of tea but just can't face the tea itself.

Bigboy- the only thing I really drink at the mo is caffeine free diet
Coke. Or regular diet coke if I'm out. Pepsi is no good, had Pepsi max the other day and it just tasted nasty.

I'm also craving jelly- freezing cold only- that makes the little one wriggle like mad. As did sherbet lemons- that WAS entertaining!

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Tue 16-Oct-12 15:22:21

The other night I wanted tinned ravioli. Nothing else would do. Bear in mind that I'm not in the UK and it's not widely available here. Husband managed to track some down and it was orgasmic. So he went back the next day and bought loads, which probably won't get eaten as I've gone off it again. He's says I'm worse than the cat. grin

GeordieCherry Tue 16-Oct-12 15:30:24

Usually low carb queen eating.... crumpets, white potatoes, bread, bread, bread, white pasta!

Pudgy2011 Tue 16-Oct-12 15:37:08

I went off tea and coffee in the 1st trimester and couldn't eat anything other than toast and marmite which I generally threw back up.

Hit 13 weeks and then spent the next 4 months eating nothing but carrots and spicy hummus, curry, sour haribo (yum) and beer. Knew I was having a boy before he arrived.

CollectorOfCookbooks Tue 16-Oct-12 16:18:10

I am craving a huge Chinese takeaway. I want a double portion of spare ribs in sticky sauce, then chicken balls with the sauce on the side, and some steamed rice.

I can't remember the last time I had a Chinese, it's not something I usually eat, and I'm only 5.4 weeks pregnant. So technically, is this a craving in the first place? And how am I going to hold out until Friday night, which is when DH has promised me I can have the meal of my dreams?

missingmymarbles Tue 16-Oct-12 16:29:19

I go off chocolate too when pregnantshock Making up for it now though grin
DD2 14 weekssmile

LittleLolly Tue 16-Oct-12 16:29:54

Don't hold out collector. The day my morning sickness started was exactly 6 weeks pregnant and I didn't eat a proper meal for the next 10 weeks. This baby grew out of Rice Krispies, apples and salt & vinegar crisps. Have your Chinese tonight while you want it!

MrsFruitcake Tue 16-Oct-12 16:38:18

My cravings with DD were oranges and cornflakes (My Mum was the same with me apparently) and Bakewell Tarts and I usually hate marzipan.

I went off tea completely, just the smell of it make me feel sick.

Fab1207 Tue 16-Oct-12 16:40:42

I went off coffee, chocolate & Needed hot & spicy food (which I normally can't stand)...then morning sickness kicked in & I lived on crisps & ginger ale...ah, the joys of pregnancy ;)

CollectorOfCookbooks Tue 16-Oct-12 16:41:20

I've already got morning sickness Little - except it's evening sickness.

Hmmm. I may need to revise my strategy to lunchtime! Seriously, I can't stop thinking about it. I can almost taste it.

Clarella Tue 16-Oct-12 16:50:32

That happened to me! I couldn't believe it - I am addicted to 70% and need a few squares a day - couldn't even stand in the chocolate aisle at sainsburies eventually, not feeling sick just it was as if it was a distasteful range of shell suits.

Luckily it came back at around 26 weeks ..... now I just inhale it.

ImPeppaPigOink Tue 16-Oct-12 17:33:23

I have also gone of chocolate.

I seem to like Quavers and Carrots (Quavers and carrots have to be together) and Fresh Orange Juice I could drink liters of it.

loveschocolate Tue 16-Oct-12 17:57:44

I went off chocolate and all the foods I normally love in the first trimester. My DH had to eat my birthday cookie whereas normally he'd only have a little bit before I scoffed the lot. Glad that the food aversion (to just about everything!) disappeared in the second trimester.

AngryFeet Tue 16-Oct-12 18:06:17

I hate chocolate. When pregnant with dd i ate a whole tub of belgian chocolate haagen daas nearly every night. Cue me putting on 4.5 stone. Best your way i think.

zigwig Tue 16-Oct-12 18:45:45

Totally the same with going off tea which makes me sad as I used to live on it, and loving diet coke when I never used to.

Chocolate I can take or leave, but I'm loving cake. Pretty much any kind of sponge cake. I have to stop myself buying it or it'll be all gone instantly. I have a cake baby...

minesapackofminstrels Tue 16-Oct-12 19:00:36

When I was pg with ds1 I went off chocolate which is so unlike me. I just had no desire to eat it at all. But once I'd had him and I mean it was within 3 hours post delivery max I had this huge desire for chocolate again. I sent dh to the hospital shop for some. Funnily enough he's not that bothered about chocolate even now.

My first pregnancy mushrooms absolutely turned my stomach-even walking past the grocers and smelling them was enough to set me off. Right up until the baby was born.

2nd pregnancy I couldn't eat enough cheddar cheese. I had it on everything.

JustFabulous Tue 16-Oct-12 19:08:17

With DS1 I had tomatoes on toast nearly every day. Bread, sliced tomatoes on top, drizzle of olive oil, balck pepper then under the grill for a few minutes. Absolutely gorgeous. DS1 is 11 and still likes tomatoes. Didn't eat any junk at all until the last month where I really wanted sweets so had jelly teddies.

With DD I wanted cake, toast, biscuits. She is now 9 and quite fussy though getting better.

With DS2 - you are joking aren't you if you think I can remember when I had 2 other kids to look after! grin. He is a good eater though.

nicki1978 Tue 16-Oct-12 19:13:22

I completely went off Garlic!

I absolutely love garlic normally so was devestated when out for a curry and i couldn't have my garlic chicken shahi balti and garlic naan!

We couldn't even have it in the house, it just turned my stomach so bad, lol xx

Lionsntigersnbears Tue 16-Oct-12 19:30:42

Another chocolate widow here. I realised that I was probably pregnant when I had some and it tasted like earwax (not that I've ever eaten earwax!). Also went off red meat when pregnant with DD (now 2) and have never managed to get a mouthful down since. Maybe this preg. will turn me vegan :-)

catgirl1976 Tue 16-Oct-12 19:42:43

I went pure mental for pink lady apples and cornettos

BikeRunSki Tue 16-Oct-12 19:50:25

I couldn't bear anything sweet in either pg. It was Mini Cheddars and grapefruit juice the whole way.

louisdog Tue 16-Oct-12 19:57:17

I went through a stage of making OH get me chicken saag from the takeaway and I'd eat in bed. Then there was the day I walked out of Waitrose with 2 carrier bags of red meat - went through a bit of a carnivorous phase!

Then I went off food, then discovered these frozen vegetable pies which were delicious, OH filled freezer with them and I suddenly went right off them!

I developed a craving for bacon sarnies in bed in the middle of the night too (I got these myself while OH snored away lol!)

Also had to ration diet coke as was still addicted to it.

breathedeeply Tue 16-Oct-12 20:30:22

I was severely anaemic with all 4 pregnancies (at one stage my hb dropped to 6). Iron tablets made no difference. My mum, aunt, grandma and sister were the same.
Nevertheless, i was still taken aback when I started craving limestone, chalk and earth. Walking through the old cemetery on the way to town, I found myself salivating over the flakes of stone dropping off old graves. I bought chalk and sucked it, and once, when walking in a wet wood, I really had to stop myself from picking up a handful of soft earth and eating it.
Pls note: - this only ever happened between weeks 28-40 of pregnancy. I have no desire to eat anything unusual normally!

It will pass flaminNora having previously gone off it myself, I stuffed my face with quality street today. And didnt feel sick or throw up. I'm very pleased with myself.

Maitri Tue 16-Oct-12 22:18:46

Salad, salad, salad, salad, salad. It cost us a fortune as it had to be the pre-packed stuff. I'd get through 6 bags a day on some days. My diet became very boring during pregnancy - on the upside, though, the docs thought it protected DD from the blood disorder they expected her to have when she was born.

HaveALittleFaith Tue 16-Oct-12 22:20:57

I've gone off tea! Tea! I usually drink 4-5 a day. It gave me morning sickness and even though it's pretty much passed the taste for tea has gone.

Oh and yoghurts - I used to have one a day and now the thought makes me wretch!

Lyftiduft Tue 16-Oct-12 23:00:55

have a little, that was me last time. Yoghurts tasted soooo sweet, couldn't stand them. Didn't eat one again until DS was about 6 months old! My taste for tea came back again half way through the pregnancy iirc, though nowhere near the quantity I'd usually drink. This time (very early on) have gone off tea already, chocolate fine though smile

VintageNancy Wed 17-Oct-12 03:36:48

I went off chocolate too - had to hand a bar of my favourite Green & Blacks to my DH for him to eat.

I craved a chip shop battered sausage and made DH go buy one for me. Poor bugger had just driven home from Heathrow and was shattered.

ripsishere Wed 17-Oct-12 03:51:23

I never really ate chocolate, still don't.
My DD was grown on a combination of square S+V crisps, potato samosas and skittles.
I'd never had a skittle before I was pregnant. I can't think I've had once since she was born and she is 11 now.

CheerfulYank Wed 17-Oct-12 04:20:44

I am pregnant and can only stand one food a day.

Today it is toast with butter and honey. Yesterday it was instant mashed potatoes. Tomorrow, I get the feeling it will be pickles wrapped in ham with cream cheese.

ripsishere Wed 17-Oct-12 04:44:57

One food a day grin
Today, my major food group has been peanuts, coffee and Marlboro. I am not pregnant.

RuleBritannia Wed 17-Oct-12 08:10:17

With my first I loved carrots so much that I'd take a couple of pounds to work, with a peeler, and eat them all day, dropping the peel straight into the waste paper basket. One morning, the cleaner came in specially and asked, "Right, who's pregnant?" I still like them but not quite to that extent.

mistlethrush Wed 17-Oct-12 08:15:00

I went off wine shock

olgaga Wed 17-Oct-12 09:48:53

I ate Caesar salad for 11 days straight. Then I couldn't face it again for 3 years!

I went right off what had been a weekly favourite - grilled fresh mackerel with apple sauce. The smell made me want to throw up! Still can't cook it now, 11 years later.

LIttleMcF Wed 17-Oct-12 10:01:27

I had an unpleasant fall at 8 months one morning with first pregnancy, and DH sped to my work (I'd tried to struggle in, what a bloody idiot grafter); picked me up, took me home and wrapped me in blankets and made me...............peanut butter and honey on toast. I then became obsessed with it as it obviously flicked the 'warm, safe, looked-after' switch in my mind. Couldn't eat PB before then.

I should add that my DH is NOT the looky-after type; he's utterly wonderful, but he's not a natural nurse, and he NEVER makes food. It made it all the more sweet.

And I totally envy people who 'couldn't look at wine' throughout their pregnancies. I flipping craved it! I resisted until the night before I gave birth, when the midwife suggested I 'pour a large glass of wine and relax in the waterpool (home birth).' Alright, if you insist.

DD1 - cake, any cake will do.
DD2 - absolutely freaking obsessed with coleslaw. Breakfast, lunch & tea some days smile

Clarella Wed 17-Oct-12 13:24:20

Olgaga I may have to steal your old weekly favourite that sounds gorgeous....

HazzleMcDazzle Wed 17-Oct-12 14:29:13

When I was pregnant with DD I got some serious cravings for junk food - anything coated in a thick layer of batter or grease, basically. Does anyone remember when Gillian McKeith used to do 'You Are What You Eat', and she'd lay out a table covered with all the lardy stuff that the unhealthy people ate over the week? The point was that you were supposed to be repulsed by all the fat, sugar and E-numbers, but all I wanted to do was throw myself on that table and gorge! Needless to say I put on a good few stones....

JustinBoobie Wed 17-Oct-12 15:17:07

I went of beer (handy) red meat <faints at thought> with my first dd. But craved rice crispies!

My second... hmmmm; oh yeah! PIZZA. I boaked at the thought of it even before I knew I was pregnant. I wanted to eat bluTak. All The Time. confused

I kept not wanting beer or pizza, so that's something!

skyebluezombie Wed 17-Oct-12 16:04:00

I went right off cheese when I was pregnant, which everybody thought hilarious as I am a cheese addict!

I also developed a habit for Coco Pops and Wagon Wheels and was never seen without a Wagon Wheel in my handbag grin. I also craved belgian buns and Tangfastics

Due to severe sickness, I was 10kg lighter after giving birth, then when I got pregnant.....

I had a girl

Sparklyboots Wed 17-Oct-12 16:38:23

Have gone off bananas in both pregnancies when they are usually a very favourite food. Lusting after crisps this time and meat, which is difficult as I have been a veggie for a long time. Loving the mighty malt (disgusting malt flavoured fizzy drink) which is all I would ingest during labour last time...

snooter Wed 17-Oct-12 19:53:36

Every day I ate a raw red or yellow pepper as part of my lunch, just biting into them like I'd eat apples. I like raw peppers, but it had never occurred to me to eat them like that apart from when I was pregnant.

33goingon64 Wed 17-Oct-12 20:07:24

In the first trimester I couldn't face cold food - the smell of the fridge or the veg section in Sainsbury's was unbearable. But then I got really into celery with cream cheese in the second trimester. By the end I was scoffing lots of anything I could get my hands on.

CheerfulYank Wed 17-Oct-12 20:49:08

Today's food is toast with a TON of mayo and a slice of provolone.

Rico08 Wed 17-Oct-12 20:57:40

I too have gone off chocolate, can't even make hot chocolate for my ds as it makes me gip !

I went on chocolate in 1st pregnancy too, soon started to like it again after I had my son smile

I lost all interest in chocolate during both pregnancies, t'was very strange! Before I was a 2 Double Deckers a day girl. I remember eating 3 Creme Eggs in one session when DD was a couple of weeks old shock

I couldn't bear anything fishy either, almost phobic about prawns first time round and I'd leave the room if colleagues were eating them. I knew I was pregnant with DS when I bit into a sesame prawn toast and had to take it straight out of my mouth.

MJP1 Wed 17-Oct-12 21:32:00

I went off chocolate at first but it was the summer, I couldnt get enough of sweet summer fruits and berries (once the morning sickness has subsided) and bags of crisps, but now at 6 months once again my love of chocolate has returned in fact I have just polished off a dairy milk BUBBLY yummmmmmmmmm xx

Taffeta Wed 17-Oct-12 21:57:58

Flamin - I had a melon fetish with DS
With DD it was Weetabix

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Wed 17-Oct-12 23:18:56

I've been having weetabix too. Yikes, does that mean it's twins grin

NapOfTheDamned Thu 18-Oct-12 01:52:15

First trimester, meat, meat, meat, especially beef, with lashings of horseradish sauce. Then when had MS it was beige food. Toast mostly. Couldn't bear eggs or broccoli or coffee but did like apple cider vinegar on everything.

Second trimester felt fine ate normally and then third trimester I had to have carrot cake every day. Sometimes twice.

DS is 21 months now and his first sentence was 'eat meat'.

CheerfulYank Thu 18-Oct-12 02:09:41

The teenage boy at work (I manage a cinema) drove to the grocery store just now and brought me back a jar of pickles as I was convinced I'd die without them, bless him! smile

MrsWajs Thu 18-Oct-12 02:31:05

I went off sweet stuff and tea with DD in the first trimester. Could only eat toast, salt & vinegar discos and pasta or super noodles for a good while until morning sickness passed. By the end my sweet tooth returned and I was addicted to yum yums and crunchies! How I only put on 1.5 stone will forever remain a mystery!

Melons and vinegar actually sounds quite good though and I am not pg!

As for a glasses of wine - I had 2 (bad mummy) as I was on my friends hen do, obv didn't realise I was in labour at the time!

I can't stand the sight or thought of chocolate either. Used to eat loads of it and now anything sweet makes me feel incredibly ill. Ate it like it was going out of style with DSs 1&2!

Also am now an ex-vegetarian as off 3 weeks ago. This baby is seriously wanting me to eat meat, and lots of it! Oh, and tomatoes. Tomato sauce, pizza sauce, tomatoes in salads, so, so, so many tomatoes.

ThatBintAgain Thu 18-Oct-12 10:05:00

The smell of coffee and red wine made me totally nauseous. I was mad about marmite, tomato and salted crisp sandwiches. grin

Msbluesky32 Thu 18-Oct-12 12:04:18

I can't stand the smell of the fridge, lol. Probably too many smells together?
I've gone crazy for salt and vinegar flavoured foods...salt and vinegar crisps, tartar sauce and anything crunchy.. Carrots, toast. Can't stand fruit juice (tastes too syrupy) or anything spicy.

I went off sausages for the first half of my pregnancy- I was absolutely gutted sad But thankfully I can eat them again grin

Cue all the "It's a bit late for that now" jokes!!

rosieelizabeth Thu 18-Oct-12 13:58:14

last week every time I went to the supermarket I bought fennel, I ended up with 8 bulbs of fennel and cooked it all in a variety of ways which we did didn't eat as we both have always hated fennel, weird.

LimburgseVlaai Thu 18-Oct-12 18:02:22

I got terrible acid reflux so I used to guzzle Gaviscon straight from the bottle.

mummyNOsinging Thu 18-Oct-12 19:54:03

dry cornflakes. Straight out of the box, and by the handful.

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