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Insatiableappetite? Anybody else so hungry that they have to more or less eat every few hours??

(23 Posts)
ZigZagZog Mon 26-Oct-09 21:03:20

I am 12+1 and in the last few days, have had the most voracious appetite (for food grin). I have now regained all the weight that I lost in the last 8wks. I am trying to eat 'good' things to fill up with - e.g. I have eaten three bananas today shock, which is unheard of for me - but still my appetite remains.

Is anybody else in this hungry situation??

I feel that I will soon be as big as our 6ft bed shock grin

ThisPhantomPlopsPumpkins Mon 26-Oct-09 21:11:02

Yes, I have just eaten 3x milky way and 2 x toast with proper butter and jam and 2 x toast with proper butter and marmalade.

I'm 15 weeks!

feetheart Mon 26-Oct-09 21:15:51

Hate to say it but wait till you start bfing (if you intend to)
I have always had a 'good' appetite (ie greedy grin). When pregnant I ate like a horse and when bfing ate like a pregnant horse grin

Make the most of it smile

BlueKangerooWonders Mon 26-Oct-09 21:18:39

It's normal! Keep on eating small and often and you're doing fine (don't forget to keep drinking as well).

ZigZagZog Mon 26-Oct-09 21:19:46

oooh good, good, good, so glad to hear of other hungry ladies. It's a little disconcerting in some ways isn't it? I keep wondering where the heck all the food is going and how I can possibly still be H U N G R Y grin [eats]

mylovelymonster Mon 26-Oct-09 21:27:37

I am now 37+4, and have put on at least 10 kilos. All around my enormous bowling ball tummy. I am enjoying a new-found love of cake and chocolate. I may well lose a lot of it after labour and with BF, but am certain over stretched tummy will be dragging on floor without some sort of corset-jobby-miracle-body-suit. (Am hoping a few seshs of pilates will sort though).
Do I look bovvered? grin
Am wondering if I should heat up some frangipan&cherry cake in the oven to accompany a cup of raspberry leaf tea.....I have double cream in the fridge too...
Have complained to DH that is lethal to send hungry pregnant cake fiend shopping, but hey ho..

ZigZagZog Mon 26-Oct-09 21:34:26

LOL at wondering whether to heat up some frangipan & cherry cake!!

<<throws Lindt Extra Creamy milk chocolate wrapper in the bin to join the three banana skins>>

mylovelymonster Mon 26-Oct-09 21:36:21

have decide it would just take too long....but I do have a box of pret-a-manger Gu choccy brownies in the fridge gringrin

onebyoneNOTfourbyfour Tue 27-Oct-09 09:16:16

Glad I'm not the only one grin. Have found the only way to combat first trimester nausea is to constantly scoff. DP has to remind me to stop at my knuckles!!

humanfraggle Tue 27-Oct-09 11:13:42

YES! I'm sooo hungry all morning, I can just constantly eat and not fill up.

Weirdly, as soon as I've had my lunch, I feel really full and don't want to eat again all afternoon.

Maybe by that point my body is literally FULL of food and just can't fit any more in?

I'm 25 weeks though, and have only put on 2kg, which considering how much I've been eating I don't understand...

All this talk of food as made me hungry, can hear my toaster talking to me hmm

mylovelymonster Tue 27-Oct-09 12:13:16

2kg!! Is that all!! <<envious how-on-earth-am-I-going-to-fit-my-wardrobe-ever-again emotion>>
Is this your first, humanfraggle?

jellybean86 Tue 27-Oct-09 12:45:09

Ive been eating like a horse too, anything and everything! Chocolate fudge cake from TGI Fridays i will shuve down my mouth at any given oppertunity!
Im 22+4 and have put on 8lbs, and stupidly i feel very guilty!

GuernseyFrench Tue 27-Oct-09 15:20:53

humanfraggle my appetite is exactly like yours but unfortunately I've put on a stone sad. I'm 24w.

humanfraggle Tue 27-Oct-09 15:56:14

mylovely yes this is my first... I have no idea how I have only put on 2kg when I'm constantly eating

Perhaps because I'm not eating much differently to pre-pg - I've always eaten crap so my body is used to it!!

LotusPalm Tue 27-Oct-09 16:15:00

Me, me, me! I've been eating like an absolute horse since i stopped being sick 2 weeks ago - as someone else said, it semed to be the only way to stop the nausea. But now i'm absolutely starving ALL the time, but as soon as i eat i get really bad indigestion and heartburn and am sick about an hour later shock. I'm only 13 weeks.


angfirsttimer Tue 27-Oct-09 16:18:14

Have eaten a packet of croissants and jam today as well as normal meals, am always bloody hungry! I'm 22 weeks, no idea how much weight I have put on don't own any scales which is probably just as well! Assumed midwife would weigh me but they never have since booking appointment.

hampdenpark27 Tue 27-Oct-09 16:41:43

I'm 12 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child, and i am eating like a horse. I find that i'm having to eat something every 2 hours or i feel ill. luckily the sickness seems to have worn off, but i don't feel too good if i don't eat.

fififolle Tue 27-Oct-09 17:15:41

This is how the girls in work guessed - the noted my constant eating! Packets of raisins in handbag very useful too

sheeplikessleep Tue 27-Oct-09 19:38:14

This thread is making me hungry! wink

butterscotch Tue 27-Oct-09 20:50:11

Yeap I'm eating constantly its so nice now people at work know as before I had just changed to a new role and new team i think they thought I was mad ;-)

AngelDog Tue 27-Oct-09 21:18:49

ZZZ, your post title made me smile. In the first trimester I had to eat every 30-45 mins in the morning or I felt horribly sick - although at the same time I couldn't manage any big meals.

I did have a spell in the second trimester when I was a bit less hungry. Now at 29 weeks I get heartburn and end up eating to take away the horrible taste/feeling in my throat. I've put on about a stone and a half so far - but as far as I can see, apart from a little bit on the hips, it's all in the bump so far.

Jennylee Tue 27-Oct-09 22:56:12

I have this too am 12 weeks and get terrible knawing hunger pains if I do not eat vey frequently and start to feel really sick if I put off finding something to eat or have to wait.

holytoast Tue 27-Oct-09 23:19:08

me too! had to eat constantly throughout first 10 weeks or so due to horrible nausea and feeling faint otherwise, now at 15 weeks and have to stop eating after about 6pm, or I get awful painful indigestion and bloating...aargh!
I find fruit seems to sort me out, and those ryvitas you can dunk in tea, but if there is chocolate or buscuits around, forget the healthy stuff!
Going to have to start that pregnancy exercise dvd soon....

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