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Feeling soooo hungry all the time

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cathym Thu 11-Sep-08 10:38:31

I am nearly 11 weeks, and getting a bit concerned about how hungry I am all the time. I've only put on about 1 lb so far, but I still worry that all this eating will catch up with me eventually. I even feel hungry when I get up to go to the toilet in the night! I've discovered that drinking fizzy water makes me feel more full, and yesterday I decided that I had eaten enough and just felt hungry all afternoon.

I haven't had this problem with previous pregnancies, is anyone else this bad? Is it a good idea to let yourself feel hungry?

nailpolish Thu 11-Sep-08 10:39:20

if you are hungry then eat

hopefully Thu 11-Sep-08 10:40:47

Eat! You're hungry for a reason. Chances are it will settle down in a few weeks, especially once the baby begins to take up a bit of room, so you're hardly going to put on 20 stone. Just make sure you're eating lots of veg and carbohydrates to fill you up, as well as plenty of cake wink

TantiK Thu 11-Sep-08 10:48:03

I have been constantly eating since I was about 5 weeks pg (now am 11weeks like you). In fact I am eating at the moment. I find that humous works a treat and you don't feel quite so bad about eating it all the time! I am just hoping it eases off a bit in the second trimester and I know from my first pg that my appetite went down in my final trimester. Just keep eating if you are hungry!

cathym Thu 11-Sep-08 10:55:39

OK, you've all persuaded me Its just a bit worrying as I needlessly put on 2 stone first time (not much of this was pregnancy weight and I was overweight to start with), and it took me a year to lose it all. I promised myself I wouldn't do that again, but yet here I am eating all day. I dread to think what my colleagues think of me, I haven't told anyone I am pregnant yet.

EffiePerine Thu 11-Sep-08 11:16:06

Well, 2 stone sounds pretty normal to me, I put on 2.5 stone with DS and had no problems losing it in about 9 months. Taking a year to lose pg weight is perfectly fine as well!

I think 'normal' weight gain is 20-30 lbs, but up to 40 lbs is still considered healthy - a lot depends on your inital BMI (so if you were underweight a 3 stone gain would be fine).

So yes do eat but obv healthy choices are a good idea (not to say you can't eat cake as well!)

rrrayray Fri 12-Sep-08 10:44:17

i'm 21 weeks, and have not been feeling hungry until recently. Now i'm waking up STARVING in the mornings, and keeping eating all day.

Your feeling hungry most likely because the baby NEEDS it. So i think you DO need to give in to eat, and just try and eat healthily where possible!!!


babyinbelly Fri 12-Sep-08 11:51:42

I find eating little and often works best. Dont try and have breakfast, lunch and dinner but eat small, healthy snacks more or less constantly.

I cant face big meals so have more often have, a crumpet, then an apple, then a couple of biscuits, by this time it's nearly lunch time so will have slice of toast, then some cheese and crackers, then some more fruit, which should then take me up to dinner time. After which I might have a sandwich! I am 15weeks.

I tried to have a whole bacon sandwich and could only manage half. An hour later I'm starving!

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