I did not get that ravenous feeling until much later in my first pregnancy - and then got it tenfold while nursing! I am an active athletic person, and tend to have a high metabolism even when I am not bfing. While bfing (I don't remember feeling so intensely hungry even during pregnancy), I found that I would eat all my regular (ample!) meals and still need lots of very rich snacks in between. I always kept some snack foods in the car, on my bedside table (when night nursing), etc. Some of my favorite snack foods that worked for me to feel satisfied and energized include nuts, trail mix, cheese and crackers, fruit & yogurt smoothies, granola w/ yogurt, avocados, power bars, Barbara's cheese puffs....and, yes, ice cream (and frappes or milkshakes), and the occasional decadent chocolate treats! Unless you are overweight or have weight issues, I wouldn't worry about the weight gain and listen to your body instead. For me, and again I have a pretty active lifestyle, the weight came off pretty quickly after pregnancy and I was eating more than ever to make sure I did not lose any more! Someone on the heavy side would, I'm sure, have a different perspective. Good luck, and hopefully you are not too m/s to actually enjoy the food your body is craving.