I'm only 8 wks pregnant but for a few weeks I've been struggling with my diet. I have often struggled anyway before pregnancy although I'm not too overweight at size 10-12. Yesterday my snacks were 2 cornetto ice creams, a chocolate bar, a full packet of Haribo, 2 crunch corner yoghurts and a packet of crisps! I went shopping yesterday which is why I had all that crap in the house in the first place. I have had a few days where I ate just as badly over the past few weeks. I am not having any cravings but have had a bit of nausea and there are some meals I used to eat that I have to be in the mood for. I am a little bit put off at the thought of vegetables but I will probably try to force some down later with a Sunday dinner. My meals end up being sandwiches or pizza or chips which aren't the healthiest options. Today I feel a bit crappy physically because of yesterday's awful snack choices and I also feel guilty for eating so badly! Anyone else struggling with their diet or have any meal suggestions that are at least half healthy?
I was the same from about 6-9 weeks. Vegetables made me feel sick, all I wanted was junk food. I'm 11 weeks now and appetite generally back to normal, so I really wouldn't worry about eating crap for a few weeks.
Thanks, I thought it was in my head about being off vegetables. Nice to know it's something a lot of people seem to go through. @isthismummy my sister had HG and I am so grateful not to have it or any sickness at all. My nausea is very mild and only started last Sunday. I really haven't had it bad at all. I can't imagine how hard it must be to have HG, mild or otherwise because I've been a little bit of a moan even just feeling a bit icky!
I ate terribly in the first 3months of borh pregnancies. I craved cheese, carbs, anything salty and for some weird reason, strawberry flavoured sweets.
Everyone i speak to says the same thing. You are just building up.your fat stores, plus you need salt for amniotic fluid so I would just eat what you want now and make the most of it! Third trimester you won't have much room for food so time to indulge now!!
I ate sooooo much crap in my first few weeks, but after about 11/12 weeks it seems to get easier and I've actually eaten a salad and some vegetables now in my 14th week!
Go easy on yourself and eat properly when you actually fancy it. I'm by no means overweight either and was hitting the gym hard and eating so well before my morning sickness started so just use this time to relax and grow your baby, they'll take what they need
Plus I can no longer now look pickled onion monster munch or takeaway curry the same way again now as I ate soooo much of them so you'll probably feel the same 😂
I try and eat reasonably well but always end up snacking rubbish food too! I'm 27 weeks now, I am just trying to listen to my body. If I fancy a packet of crisps or chocolate I will have it, I just try to then make sure I eat something healthier for my next snack. I have also gone off some vegetables!
I was the same at that stage in my pregnancy but it passed after about 20 weeks. I mentioned it to the midwife at the time as I was worried about the effect all the junk was having on baby but she said it’s fine as long as you take your vitamins. I find the first trimester very rough so I just did what I needed to do to survive and if that meant 20 packets of crisps per day so be it!
I had HG and I found any natural foods really really off-putting. It was pure junk all the way, the More processed the better! Plus I was hungry all the time, so the combination of both factors did mean I gained a lot of weight.
Once I returned to eating normally the weight gain slowed down!