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Old 04-14-2011, 05:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am 31 weeks pregnant, all of a sudden the past 2 or 3 days I have been starving all the time. I wake up in the middle of the night and I feel like I have this empty hole in my stomach like I haven't eaten in ages (I try not to eat in the middle of the night though). I normally am not one to have a huge appetite either.

 

For breakfast: half pb sandwich, 2 granola bars, bowl of raisin bran cereal

Lunch: 2 w/w wraps with hummus and fresh veggies, followed by a 3 pack of choc. chip cookies eat.gif

Dinner: 3 homemade raisin bran muffins, leftover spaghetti and meatballs

 

It may not seem like a lot, but to me its a ton! I am drinking a ton of water too, I try to get as close to 100 oz of water a day.

 

Should I be concerned I am eating too much and/or that I can't stay full?

 


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I would go with it, you must need it.  If you think about it, you are starting to hit the time when your baby is starting to put on a lot more weight, and might just need more from you.  It will probably pass before too long, but it really doesn't seem like you are eating an insane amount, IMO.


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I'm 33 weeks and am starting to feel this way.  I usually have to eat some toast before bed or in the middle of the night to tide me over until breakfast because I'm always starving now.  I've had a terrible cold for three weeks and can't taste or smell anything, but my appetite is somehow heartier than ever! 


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Right there with you. I'm hungry ALL THE TIME, which is a huge change from my prior eating habits of "once a day if I remember." >.> (WHAT? I'M BUSY! >.> )

 

To me, yes, that does seem like a lot of food! I know I eat small portions when I do eat, but still - half a sandwich, 2 granola bars, AND a bowl of cereal for breakfast? Nobody can tell me they eat that much food on a regular basis. ;)

 

However, I don't think it's really anything to worry about. If you're hungry, then eat. I'm eating a lot more than I'm used to and the hardest part is, I still can't eat very much at a time (not used to it!) so I'm just eating..... ALL THE TIME. >.<

 

My only suggestion would be to look at your average diet and make sure you're getting enough fiber and protein, to help some of that food stick around a little longer. =)


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Ha Ha!  I'm normally a thin person (5'7 and 122lbs outside of pregnancy), but the MOMENT I get pregnant I have to start eating and eating and eating.  This time I'm breastfeeding as well, so all-I-do-is-eat!  That sounds like a small to normal breakfast for me.  Yesterday I ate..

 

Breakfast:

1.5 large w/w bagels with cream cheese

banana

2-3 mandarin oranges

greek yogurt

 

Snack:

dried mango

almonds

 

Lunch (at 11:00am)

Panda express 3 item combo w/veggies at the side instead of rice.

 

Snack:

w/w and organic peanut butter and jelly sandwich (this has over 500 calories!)

dried mango

blended coffee drink from Starbucks

 

Dinner:

Stir-fry veggies

Fresh tuna steak

rice

 

Bedtime snack:

3 oranges

greek yogurt (these are really high in protein so I eat them a lot)

small icecream sandwich


 

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Right there with you. I'm hungry ALL THE TIME, which is a huge change from my prior eating habits of "once a day if I remember." >.> (WHAT? I'M BUSY! >.> )

 

To me, yes, that does seem like a lot of food! I know I eat small portions when I do eat, but still - half a sandwich, 2 granola bars, AND a bowl of cereal for breakfast? Nobody can tell me they eat that much food on a regular basis. ;)

 

However, I don't think it's really anything to worry about. If you're hungry, then eat. I'm eating a lot more than I'm used to and the hardest part is, I still can't eat very much at a time (not used to it!) so I'm just eating..... ALL THE TIME. >.<

 

My only suggestion would be to look at your average diet and make sure you're getting enough fiber and protein, to help some of that food stick around a little longer. =)



 


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Ok, Abra, I'm just impressed.
 

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Ha Ha!  I'm normally a thin person (5'7 and 122lbs outside of pregnancy), but the MOMENT I get pregnant I have to start eating and eating and eating.  This time I'm breastfeeding as well, so all-I-do-is-eat!  That sounds like a small to normal breakfast for me.  Yesterday I ate..

 

Breakfast:

1.5 large w/w bagels with cream cheese

banana

2-3 mandarin oranges

greek yogurt

 

Snack:

dried mango

almonds

 

Lunch (at 11:00am)

Panda express 3 item combo w/veggies at the side instead of rice.

 

Snack:

w/w and organic peanut butter and jelly sandwich (this has over 500 calories!)

dried mango

blended coffee drink from Starbucks

 

Dinner:

Stir-fry veggies

Fresh tuna steak

rice

 

Bedtime snack:

3 oranges

greek yogurt (these are really high in protein so I eat them a lot)

small icecream sandwich


 



 



 


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That would be fairly normal for me! I've been eating like crazy all through this pregnancy. I wouldn't worry--just check your fiber and protein intake like a previous poster said (your diet doesn't sound all that high-protein to me). You need at least a certain amount of fat too.

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