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I can't believe I ate ....?

(50 Posts)
Mistyautumn Mon 25-Aug-14 08:17:19

I have just had a preggie moment where I have just eating something ridiculous. Nothing bad for baby, but for some reason at the age of 28 I have just had pop tarts for breakfast.

My mother would be ashamed!! DH bought them and I have just realised how horrible they are.

What have you guys eaten during pregnancy that you are not proud of? Xx

Cheese and piccalilli toasties. Only after dd was born did I realise just how foul they actually are.

PenguinsIsSleepDeprived Mon 25-Aug-14 08:50:16

I had cravings for super noodles. The filth!grin

PickledSprout Mon 25-Aug-14 09:22:19

Smash potato last pregnancy.
Tinned macaroni cheese.

Mistyautumn Mon 25-Aug-14 09:37:44

You say that - I have just realised, I have eaten quite a lot of scampi in the last few months. Hmmm

McBear Mon 25-Aug-14 09:44:00

There's nothing wrong with pop tarts at any age for breakfast.

I simply ate a lot when pregnant. Every meal time was literally a meal for two and a share bag of skittles for dessert grin

CheesyBadger Mon 25-Aug-14 09:47:22

Chewed a body puff almost to bits... Mmmmm shock

wingcommandergallic Mon 25-Aug-14 09:48:57

I had rice pudding for breakfast the other day.

McBear Mon 25-Aug-14 09:57:20

Perhaps my eating habits aren't that good. Not pregnant and I ate a tin of rice pudding for breakfast yesterday.

squizita Mon 25-Aug-14 11:11:02

Yesterday I ate a giant ice cream sundae with a novelty name at my "baby shower" lunch. 10 women watching a small pregnant one eat a dessert the size of her head, obviously intended for sickly children's parties.
I like ice cream at the moment. And chocolate.

ohthegoats Mon 25-Aug-14 11:17:41

After Eights for breakfast today. Followed by a bowl of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes.

Before I got pregnant I didn't eat sugar - not for over a year. Nothing, not even ketchup because it has too much sugar in it, and only 95% cocoa dark chocolate, if chocolate at all. I've gone NUTS on chocolate the last few months. I'm looking forward to weaning myself off it again to be honest - but at the moment I just feel I NEEEEEEEED it.

DownstairsMixUp Mon 25-Aug-14 11:21:25

I was ok at the beginning of this pregnancy but now I just want to eat crap. All the time. And olives for some reason! Oh and peanuts though I try not to buy them as I'll eat the whole pack and they aren't really that good for you.

petitverdot Mon 25-Aug-14 11:21:53

Not that weird, but currently obsessed with Muller Rice. And I really fancy pop tarts now!

I ate buttered Mars bars. Daily. I'm not proud three years later- but damn it- they were good grin

ClairDeLoon Mon 25-Aug-14 11:26:15

I would eat 'inside out' as DH called it. Chicken salad or something lunch-y for breakfast, a massive meal like steak and chips for lunch, and cereal or crumpets at the dinner table grin I would be sick if I ate them the 'right way round' hmm

I put mayo on EVERYTHING too. Especially fish finger sandwiches. Mmmmm....

curiousjess Mon 25-Aug-14 11:29:29

Crab and coleslaw. Preferably together!

MildredH Mon 25-Aug-14 11:31:49

Quite a lot of Macdonalds. Like- maybe my lifetimes worth in 6 months. confused

ohthegoats Mon 25-Aug-14 14:30:38

I just ate almost a whole tiger bread baguette with butter and golden syrup. Haha. I am turning into a wasp.

KitKat1985 Mon 25-Aug-14 17:02:24

I once this pregnancy HAD to have gingerbread biscuits topped with vanilla ice cream. It was awesome. grin

JennyBlueWren Mon 25-Aug-14 19:37:58

Three packets of salt and vinegar chipsticks in a row! Been eating a pack of them or squares everyday!

gruber Mon 25-Aug-14 19:44:27

Haribo star mix. Had to be star mix. Funny thing was, I hated them before I was pregnant, still not that keen now, but I needed to know where my nearest packet was during pregnancy.

Droflove Mon 25-Aug-14 19:46:55

McD's. A few times. Totally Totton food, no nutrition but tasted so good!

Droflove Mon 25-Aug-14 19:47:16


scratchandsniff Mon 25-Aug-14 19:54:20

Just bloody everything in sight. Can't stop eating. Going to be soooo fat this time round.

BilboTheAlmighty Mon 25-Aug-14 20:17:59

I had some lovely brioche with grated gruyère for breakfast. DH was horrified, but I thought it was delicious!

JuniDD Mon 25-Aug-14 20:22:05

In the first trimester I had a Sainsburys macaroni cheese ready meal every night. I couldn't even look at one now.

jobrum Mon 25-Aug-14 21:07:46

Whole balls of buffalo mozzarella. The pricer the better. They had to be room tempurature and I ate them out of a bowl so I didn't get in a mess. I did butter a Hob Nob the other day, then had to imediately put them away and forget about it as buttered Hob Nobs could very easily become what I eat for every meal.

DownstairsMixUp Mon 25-Aug-14 21:16:06

I am disgusted with myself today! All though I've been pigging out as DS comes friday and I know I'll be straight on a diet. blush I've had coco pops, pack of snack a jacks, one of them perle de lait yoghurts, 50grams of feta stuffed olives, ham sandwich from waitrose, ribs and jacket potato for dinner followed by cheesecake. blush I could easily eat more to but i'm going to stop myself before i really take the mick!

Mistyautumn Mon 25-Aug-14 21:22:37

I had a nice healthy lunch including quiche and salad. Put a few croutons on the salad and then proceeded to eat the whole bag is croutons like they were crisps

RevoltingPeasant Mon 25-Aug-14 22:39:43

Grape-nuts cereal. Malty goodness.

Sainsbo's ran out the other day so I asked the assistant in the cereal aisle if they had any. "Grape nuts? Grape nuts? Have you seen them in the cereal aisle before?" Yes, seeing as they're cereal hmm

Completely irrational but made me furious and we had to go to Morrisons to find some!

ChickenMe Mon 25-Aug-14 23:17:12

I am desperate for chicken supanoodles and also peperami, garlic bread, cheese on toast..what is it with the cravings for teenage food?!?

Trollsworth Mon 25-Aug-14 23:21:05

Half a leg of lamb


CoolCat2014 Tue 26-Aug-14 06:50:00

Malteasers for breakfast blush

Two McChicken sandwiches at once

Ice cream, ice cream, ice cream, even though I'm dairy intolerant. Helps deal with constipation at least confused

Squeakyheart Tue 26-Aug-14 07:13:05

Shreddies! A boxful every two to three days as had for breakfast, elevenses, lunch, midafternoon, and after my tea. Unfortunately I was often sick after eating them though had no morning sickness and was fine eating anything else I just had to keep eating the one thing that didn't agree with me!

Last time Marmite and banana toasted sandwiches. Still love them now but not for EVERY meal like last time.

This time, I seem to have developed a liking for mustardy mash with spring onions. Irrational RAGE when DP (who does the cooking) uses new potatoes instead of mash.

Rainbow555 Tue 26-Aug-14 07:55:45

I'm still at the hating eating stage, but tinned rice pudding is also on my menu for any meal!

ELA88 Tue 26-Aug-14 09:44:25

Everything!! I am just constantly ravenous! I'm onto my second breakfast of the morning!

bumpitybumpbump Tue 26-Aug-14 09:49:30

Wotsits. So many wotsits. Day or night. I just couldn't get enough of that tangy cheesy goodness.

Worksallhours Tue 26-Aug-14 15:38:23

ohthegoats, do you think it could be some sort of increased sugar need in pregnancy?

Reason I mention this is that I have been a low-sugar/low-carb bod for about five years: no grains, no rice, and no processed food with sugar etc.

And now? Woah ... I'm like the cookie monster. I even had a dream about Ready Brek the other night; I haven't eaten Ready Brek for over twenty years.

ohthegoats Tue 26-Aug-14 16:02:41

worksallhours - not sure, but I'm only half enjoying it. It makes me feel slightly rubbish, and my mouth taste horrible afterwards - same as it always did before I gave it up. But I can't seem to stop eating it anyway. Today I've had a piece of cheesecake, a cappuccino with sugar and a load of pickle in a sandwich - the pickle was all about the sugar really, rather than any other taste in it. I have had tomato soup too, but that's probably got sugar in it as well. Drinking loads of squash instead of water - I used to find squash quite horrible tasting (sweet, but also oddly salty). I'm looking forward to feeling like I want to eat as normal.

Cheepypeepy Tue 26-Aug-14 20:12:29

crumbled up stock cubes in hot water in the biggest cups I could find


Memphisbelly Tue 26-Aug-14 20:25:01

Hamburgers from maccys with no sauce on them....they taste how 8 imagine dust tastes like but I cannot get enough!

Lasy time was anything pickled, we went to Tenerife and hires a car just to get to a rumoured Iceland in the next town, I bought every jar of pickled onions, chillis and gerkins they had to last me a week, I sat on the beach, car, bus, mountain with a fork in the jar of something pickled.

TeaAddict235 Tue 26-Aug-14 20:40:34

mc chicken sandwiches and big macs!!


maccie d chips too!

btw I had rice pudding for breakfast today! strange world huh?!

Rainbow555 Wed 27-Aug-14 06:37:54

Good old rice pudding!

wingcommandergallic Wed 27-Aug-14 12:46:02

It's saved my hunger pangs on many occasions!

I wondered if the need for sugar and processed carbs was something to do with blood sugar levels. I read that in your first trimester you produce an extra 3 pints of blood so maybe we just need more fuel.

or is that too simplistic?

ChickenMe Wed 27-Aug-14 17:29:24

I'm wondering too wing. Pre-pregnancy I was a Paleo/Primal type or tried to be. I've managed to stay off gluten but only because there is so much GF food around now! The rest has gone to pot.
I'm wondering if the pregnancy is taking all my salt as I'm desperate for salty foods. And what you say about the blood sounds logical.
Would a pregnant cave lady have been given lots of fruit maybe for easily accessible sugar?

Mistyautumn Wed 27-Aug-14 17:58:43

I got cravings for salty things early on. Especially pork scratching !!!

TurboTheChicken Wed 27-Aug-14 18:24:12

Marmite and chocolate spread on toast. Salt & Vinegar crisps with hot chocolate. Boursin, Marmite and crisp sandwiches. There was a theme with DS.

With DD I was obsessed with oregano!

kf1979 Thu 28-Aug-14 05:11:42

Nacho cheese Doritos. By the truckload. And pints of milk.

MooseBeTimeForSpring Thu 28-Aug-14 05:39:32

Poutine (Canadian junk food - basically chips, stringy cheese and gravy) and Haribo Tangfastics. Not at the same time though.

Might explain why DS was 10lb 11oz!

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