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Anyone else constantly hungry & only craving bad stuff?

(26 Posts)
jellycrumble Fri 03-Nov-17 15:42:12

Just need to rant really! grin I'm 7 weeks pregnant and before I found out I'd lost a fair amount of weigh and had totally overhauled my eating and exercise patterns (it took a while but I got there.) I can't even go swimming as I had pains and my midwife told me to leave it for now.

I've been eating and making healthy choices since I found out but suddenly I can't bear to look at or taste salad / veg etc. Yet when I eat toast or fried food etc it tastes absolutely wonderful and my whole body just relaxes.

Is this what cravings feel like? And how long does is last!? I genuinely love salads and healthy food so the fact my body doesn't want it is driving me a bit mad actually. Plus the pounds I worked so hard to lose are creeping on. I've had 2 MCs so I know I shouldn't be moaning and just enjoying it but as I've been healthy eating for so long I'm panicking a little at this total U-turn! Would love to hear similar stories.

Frisbeefreedom Fri 03-Nov-17 16:08:34

I couldn't keep vegetables down for weeks.. I did find that overcooked veg was better than raw or lightly cooked, so that might be worth a go! Mashed veg mixed with mashed potato was one way to actually get nutrients in to myself. (Probably sounds grim but it was bliss at the time!)

I had pretty bad nausea which largely disappeared about week 18. It's a pain but you just have to work within what your body wants!

BubbaLips Fri 03-Nov-17 16:12:07

tbh carvings at so early on at 7 weeks are probably all in your head i have had 6 children and in my opinion cravings are all in the mind.

Caspiana Fri 03-Nov-17 16:13:29

I’m nearly 11 weeks and I cannot stop eating - especially salty food and carbs!

It’s a weird mix as I feel ravenously hungry and nauseous at the same time confused

JoJoSM2 Fri 03-Nov-17 16:16:35

I get that every winter. When the temperature drops below 12-15 degrees, I stop fancying salads but stews and soups look appealing.

lampert Fri 03-Nov-17 16:34:33

I am normally a very healthy eater and try and do fairly low carb but since nausea kicked in I don’t fancy eating anything and the only thing I can really stomach is carbs.

Im trying not to worry about it too much but on good days I try to eat balanced food and I’m very conscious that as soon as I’m not nauseous all the time I need to really focus on getting my eating habits back to normal.

brogueish Fri 03-Nov-17 17:30:54

jellycrumble I have nothing to add but I could have written your OP, it's spookily similar to my situation.

I'm just eating what I fancy at the moment - which is mostly carbs in various forms. The idea of my usual healthy favourites turns my stomach unfortunately!

tootsieglitterballs Fri 03-Nov-17 17:32:15

For the first trimester and a bit beyond this time, all I wanted was carbs - and not good ones... I’m talking chips, ready salted crisps, white bread!

AnUtterIdiot Fri 03-Nov-17 17:42:00

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readysetcake Fri 03-Nov-17 18:12:19

I’m 11 weeks and get so hungry and all I want is carbs. I’ve still got sickness and vegetables are making me gag. Even the thought of them makes me want to vomit 😩 I’m going to be massive at this rate. Hope it calms down when my nausea goes. Taking my vitamins religiously as I know my diet is seriously lacking them!

Whatamuddleduck Fri 03-Nov-17 18:20:47

I used to eat chopped up fruit and veg in the day and a sensible dinner. Since being pg I've not been able to face fruit and veg except bananas, melon and peas. 14w3days and I've put on a stone. It's starting to ease now but I only wanted carbs and cheese for weeks (cheese pasty of baked potato and cheese uuummmmm!).

Newbiebaby1 Fri 03-Nov-17 18:28:46

Yes I'm in exactly the same position, I posted about it a couple of nights ok. I force some veg down but I can only manage a couple of mouthfalls of chicken and just want to eat carbs and things that aren't healthy for me. Majority of people posted that they were similar to me and aslong as I'm taking my vitamins and able to eat then to go with what I can until it changes. I have to eat regularly otherwise I feel so hungry and am sick

DeadDoorpost Fri 03-Nov-17 18:49:48

Curly fries, pizza and chocolate for dinner here 😂 I've actually eaten a fairly balanced diet during my pregnancy but I do prefer the greasy foods. No cravings though.

Veggiehappy Fri 03-Nov-17 18:59:42

I felt like i was going to throw up all afternoon at work and had to go food shopping after...trying to be healthy but all i wanted was cream crackers with butter for dinner sad all i seem to want at the moment is beige carbs, cheese and butter! Jought if veg makes me feel only 6 weeks sad

Loosemoose28 Fri 03-Nov-17 19:06:08


About all I want to eat confused

tootsieglitterballs Fri 03-Nov-17 19:06:31

@Veggiehappy ooooh a Jacobs cream cracker with proper butter on... i wolfed them down early pregnancy! Great for nausea!

FlooOOOooomplet Fri 03-Nov-17 20:11:55

Vegetarian craving meat 🍖🍔🥓🍗 14 weeks tomorrow.

Oysterbabe Sat 04-Nov-17 08:25:07

I could only eat carbs in the first tri, no meat or veg. My favourites were weetabix and supernoodles. Now I'm 34 weeks and bread makes me feel sick and I can only eat tiny amounts of anything.

PandaCat Sat 04-Nov-17 09:01:53

I'm 22 weeks and I swear all I've eaten is bad foods. I can't help it blush

thecolonelbumminganugget Sat 04-Nov-17 09:13:10

I'm 8 weeks and exactly the same, I feel mildly sick at all times but fruit and veg tip me over the edge. I had a massive desire for Christmas pudding the other day and that's the only fruit I've managed to get down. Other than that I've been living on pasta, potatoes, cheese scones and jam donuts. I've decided not to worry about it too much, it is what is it for now, sure I'll return to normal at some stage.

jellycrumble Sat 04-Nov-17 13:45:18

Oh wow so many replies - I'm so glad it's not just me then! There must be something "science-y" behind it all grin maybe we need the carbs to give us more energy or something. With my previous losses I never experienced anything like this so I'm hoping it's a good sign!

OuchLegoHurts Sat 04-Nov-17 13:55:46

Yep carb heaven here too. I usually live on salads and veg but can't stomach could like that at all now.

SomehowSomewhere1 Sun 05-Nov-17 00:41:12

My GP said not to force myself to eat something, if it turned my stomach just leave it.

Ekphrasis Sun 05-Nov-17 07:29:32

I had to just go with it and eat what I felt like. I’d put on 8lbs by 10 wks blush but it’s definitely starting to ease now at 13. In fact I’m now off food! I’m normally about 8.5 stone and my appetite isn’t huge so I never need to diet but it noticeably goes goes crazy in pregnancy.

I have to have 3 breakfasts to feel okish!

Your blood pressure and sugars go a bit crazy as you physically make more blood so I’d do what your body feels it needs.

Ekphrasis Sun 05-Nov-17 07:30:59

You’ll crave salt to manage any low bp and sugar to manage low blood sugar. Smell and taste is affected so it just throws everything into a tail spin!

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