I am six weeks pregnant tomorrow and the past two weeks have been horrific. My metabolism is working so fast that I'm absorbing a whole meal in about an hour and a half. I am constantly waking up throughout the night, having to eat because my stomach is so empty I feel sick.
Is there anything you ladies can suggest? I'm almost at my wits end and I'm so anxious throughout the night because I hate the feeling of an empty stomach. I even tried eating dinner just before bed and it didn't help!
Crackers by your bed for when you wake Drink milk/milkshake (be careful of your teeth with the shakes though) High but 'good' fat food eg avocado, nuts, cheese on toast Good mix of protein and fats at every meal
I have found the 'no extra calories required til third trimester' to be absolute bollocks if I'm honest. I've been eating like a trojan and am all bump-dont look any different from the back at almost 27 weeks. Listen to your body and give it what it needs.
I was exactly the same and so we're many others on my thread so don't worry! I did put on almost a stone between weeks 5 and 10 but not put anymore on since as the hunger died down around then (now 16+4). Just try to remember it won't last forever.
I would wake up 3/4am without fail every night in agony from the hunger no matter how late I had dinner. My go-to snack with a glass of milk and toast or rice cakes.
Congratulations and just eat what you need and go with what your body is telling you (as long as it's not chocolate all day long haha)
Oh I remember those days!! I was so hungry my own arm looked appetising. I could have given any teenage boy a run for their money in an eating contest. It did go away around four months which stopped me becoming an absolute whale. I now have a 14 month old DS who, despite being a skinny minny, would eat and eat all day if I let him so I blame him entirely for my gluttony because honestly I would never have inhaled a whole box of milk tray in ten minutes normally....
I've just entered the 2nd trimester and have had exactly the same problem in the 1st. I've also been on steroids for history of recurrent mc's which hasn't helped at all as they increase appetite! I tried to eat healthily but was fighting a losing battle; I was grazing all. The. Time. And eating carbs carbs and more carbs. And still had constant nausea, hunger AND bloating all at the same time. Just felt ghastly. I'm 15 weeks today and it's beginning to ease off now....I think?? Anyway. Lots of good tips already on this thread, but I found a good breakfast helped me get off to a good start and not snowball. Usual I had boiled egg on toast, think the protein helped. And I wld take this instant porridge pots to work to eat at my desk when I got there. That then seemed to keep the hunger at bay for a good while. Perhaps u cld try that as an evening snack? Slow release energy cld be good to keep u going a bit longer at night. Good luck and congrats on ur pregnancy x
I had this early on, one week i was nearly in tears with hunger. I was up at 4am eating bowls of cereal. I also craved full fat coke and it helped take the edge off when i was too sick to eat but so so hungry. Just eat what you fancy and dont feel bad about it. There are many more pregnant women surviving on pringles and satsumas than eating a healthful diet of avacados and nuts in the first trimester.