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July 21st, 2013, 03:44 PM
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Is it typical to be extra hungry this early (4 1/2 wks)? I am hungry every couple hours!! I don't want to go crazy ... I'm starting this pregnancy above a weight I'd like to be at, but still down 40-45 lbs from my highest. So I really want to be careful about weight gain, but I'm STARVING! I've never had hunger like this before. Luckily it doesn't take much to make me feel full.
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July 21st, 2013, 03:52 PM
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I'm six weeks and I feel like I don't eat as much, yet if I don't eat every 2-3 hours I get nausea. I think at that point I started feeling a little hungrier. But lately it's like I can barely finish a bowl of cereal without forcing myself but then 2 hours later I'll be sick as a dog untill I eat something.
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July 21st, 2013, 04:04 PM
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I'm lucky that I don't have morning sickness (yet, knock on wood!!) so I'm legit hungry!! Despite struggling with my weight for years, I don't have a big appetite normally - til now!!

Hope your morning sickness gets better!

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July 21st, 2013, 04:59 PM
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Very normal. It's one of the first big symptoms.
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July 21st, 2013, 05:09 PM
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This was the symptom that made me think I was pregnant. We were in the middle of a heat wave this last week, and everyone else had no appetite, but I was famished every 2 hours!

I feel like such a little piggy, but I'm going to enjoy it while I can as I'm sure morning sickness will swing things the other way when/if it kicks in
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July 21st, 2013, 05:45 PM
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I've been so hungry too. My gestational diabetes started already though so I have to really watch the type of food I eat
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July 21st, 2013, 05:57 PM
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Eating everything in sight... Was trying to lose before this but now hungry and finding no energy to work it off :/ hoping this gets better not worse.... Any tips for getting more energy?
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July 21st, 2013, 06:11 PM
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On my non-nausea day I feel like all I do is eat but on my nausea days I'm lucky if I eat 1 bowl of fruit and a smoothie the whole day long.
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July 21st, 2013, 11:44 PM
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Totally normal. Be thankful you don't have morning sickness yet. When you do eat, try to go for foods with a low glycemic index so you stay fuller longer. Avoid starchy food, breads, candy since they'll give you a sugar buzz but leave you famished again after a half hour.

For me, being pregnant and having a baby is the best weight loss plan ever. With my morning sickness I hardly gained any weight at all. Once I gave birth I was about 20 lbs lighter. And after a year of breast feeding I'd lost another 20 lbs.

Of course, once I stopped breast feeding I gradually gained it all back. lol
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July 22nd, 2013, 05:09 AM
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That happened to me in the beginning, for many weeks. It's faded now.
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July 22nd, 2013, 05:12 AM
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Being hungry is always the very 1st symptom for me, way before I know I'm pregnant! And I'll tell you something, last pregnancy, even though I had nausea between weeks 6 and 12, it didn't stop me from eating at all! Quite the opposite, i had to eat all the time to make the nausea go away!
I gained almost 40lbs, but since i'm so thin no one noticed... And I did loose it all within the first month, without breastfeeding (of course it's hard to eat when your newborn just died...).
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