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Had breakfast and STILL hungry!

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Renaissance227 Fri 15-Jul-11 09:16:40

What do you have for breakfast?
I never had any before I got pregnant, then when I found out I was pregnant I had two slices of toast and possibly a banana every morning until 22 weeks. Now I'm 25+5 and have been having Weetabix and cold milk for breakfast followed by a banana, BUT not long after I've had it (an hour and a half)I'm starving hungry again!
Can't stop thinking of food right now.
Is this normal? I'd be grateful for any advice! smile

NatzCNL Fri 15-Jul-11 09:22:55

VERY normal. I am hungry almost constantly! Could be a sign of dehydration, top up with a pint of water after breakfast and if half an hour later you are still feeling the hunger pang, have a snack.

I tend to have toast for breakfast with a cup of tea or hot chocolate. If Im still hungry will try water, if still hungry I will have a bowl of cereal or some fruit (or if Im feeling a bit naughty, a bag of crisps, the crunchier the better).

Baby takes a lot of energy to grow and you need to fuel it at times, esp when baby is having a growth spurt smile

BertieBotts Fri 15-Jul-11 09:24:04

I used to snack on fruit and nuts at work constantly.

Pinkseren Fri 15-Jul-11 09:26:02

Don't worry, I have been exactly the same. Before I was pregnant, I could not eat anything until around 10am or I would throw up. Then when pregnant, I had to eat as soon as I got up. I've never been a bit eater, but at around 25 weeks my eating went through the roof. I'm now 36+5 and have found that it has gone in phases, with me either eating a lot, or eating normally. I think you need to just go with it, because I don't seem to have put on excessive weight other than baby. I found it helpful to eat little but often and provided you are eating healthy foods then I woudn't worry!

Cattleprod Fri 15-Jul-11 09:26:10

I'm 25 weeks too, and I have found I need a much bigger breakfast now too. I have a double chocolate chip muffin and custard, with a peach and a banana chopped on top, and a glass of orange juice. Not quite the bowl of porridge that my midwife recommended <boak> but I figure it's three of my five a day, plus calcium etc. Keeps me full until about midday!

Renaissance227 Fri 15-Jul-11 09:27:48

Thank you.
I've got lots of friut and nuts at my desk and seem to always be nibbling.
I also have a large bottle of Evian every morning at my desk, which I pour over ice to make water seem more interesting and cold enough for me to drink!!
It's very odd that I never seem to fill up for long!
Thanks for the advice. smile

Renaissance227 Fri 15-Jul-11 09:30:23

Thanks sounds slightly strange but very nice Cattleprod! Might have to try a breakfast like that.
I'm loving the peaches and nectarines around at the min but very often I get salt cravings and have to be naughty with a bag of crisps!

supergreenuk Fri 15-Jul-11 09:34:48

26 weeks tomorrow here. I have breakfast number 1 and then breakfast number 2 about an hour later.

Renaissance227 Fri 15-Jul-11 09:36:48

I'm so glad it's not just me!!
Was beginning to feel a bit like a bit of a greedy gut! smile

ShowOfHands Fri 15-Jul-11 09:39:25

When pg I introduced 2nd breakfast an hour after 1st breakfast. If I didn't I was frothing at the mouth and snapping at complete strangers by 11am.

Renaissance227 Fri 15-Jul-11 09:48:28

This is all really reassuring! Thank you everyone.

I've just had a second banana and a large glass of water but still got a rumbling tummy!! Will definitely have to start planning for a second breakfast while at work. smile
Any good ideas for a second breakfast behind a desk? I've got fruit and nuts but they don't seem to be doing much.
What do you have with you at work? Would sandwiches be too much?

ShowOfHands Fri 15-Jul-11 09:55:02

Oat based stuff is good. Flapjack for example. Or have porridge for first breakfast. Smoothies are great too as they help with hydration and hunger. Nowt wrong with sandwiches though.

largeginandtonic Fri 15-Jul-11 09:55:08

I reccomend going to Aldi's and purchasing their delicious cinnamon chips (cereal) you can pick at them all day.

They make me a MUCH nicer person. Am 20 weeks.

hubbahubster Fri 15-Jul-11 09:56:07

I've been eating five meals a day since about 30 weeks, I'm 38 now. It's the only way to keep my hunger at bay! I'll have porridge or cereal, then peanut butter on toast, then pasta or sandwich for lunch, banana and yogurt mid afternoon, and dinner plus pudding at night. Oh, and a muffin with a cuppa at some point too. Munch munch! I think as long as you're not stuffing yourself with rubbish, rationing your meals through the day is fine. Definitely get an extra sandwich if you need one, when I was still at work I did that quite a lot!

largeginandtonic Fri 15-Jul-11 09:56:46

I also have porridge from Waitrose, it has added quinoa, dates and coconut. That is very filling and probably more sensible than cinnamon chips.

< scoffs more cinnamon chips >

Renaissance227 Fri 15-Jul-11 09:57:34

That's great! smile Thank you for the ideas. Will try having porridge first thing and stock up on flapjack etc.
Will have to try cinnamon chips. I LOVE cinnamon!

ShowOfHands Fri 15-Jul-11 09:58:32

Cinnamon? On cereal? Ginny have you lost the plot?

superjobeespecs Fri 15-Jul-11 10:03:04

24+5 here and bloody starving all the time!! i find poppy seed crackers and water are good for staving off mini hunger pangs and if they dont work then the huge maryland white choc brownie cookies work a treat grin rice cakes with philly and ham are yummy too smile last night i was snacking on a large pot of pineapple and papaya chunks in juice from asdas baking aisle blush i want everything all the time!!

Renaissance227 Fri 15-Jul-11 10:03:09

Yum, yum, yum!
I do love cereal at the moment. I couldn't eat any for the first 12 weeks so am making up for it now.
I also couldn't stand milk at the beginning but now I drink pints of the stuff! smile

Renaissance227 Fri 15-Jul-11 10:04:02

Those ideas sound good. Thank you superjobeespecs smile

superjobeespecs Fri 15-Jul-11 10:04:40

mmm porridge yep porridge is yum with a tiny bit of sugar num num num

superjobeespecs Fri 15-Jul-11 10:05:25

you're welcome grin

crazyhead Fri 15-Jul-11 10:06:18

I walk several miles to work after breakfast every day, which makes the hunger even worse (I'm 23 weeks). What I find works the best for me is protein with carbs - eggs and and tomato on wholemeal toast, or a bacon and tomato toast sandwich. Without protein I am on the crisps/haribo/any holiday chocolate in the work kitchen by 10 am.

I also HAVE to have a substantial hot lunch of leftovers. A sandwich would only get me through a bit of the afternoon.

I definitely have evenings where I pretty much go on the food rampage at the moment. Nothing like lying eating in bed to make you feel like a class A lardass.

largeginandtonic Fri 15-Jul-11 10:07:12

No NO Showy you NEED to go directly to Aldi (arf at the tea advert still) and buy some. I buy a box every time i am near. They may RUN OUT.

Renaissance227 Fri 15-Jul-11 10:08:14

Maybe I should eat more protein. I don't really think I get that much.

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