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thread: Cravings

  1. #163
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2006
    1,074

    I've had cravings for McDonalds & KFC (nuggets, chips and gravy) and hot chips. I never used to be a fan of these foods so I have no idea why I am craving them. I did start to get worried about weight gain, as normally if I ate these foods, I would put on weight in no time flat. I don't mind getting rid of baby weight but self-induced junk food weight gain is not something that I want to be on the treadmill for after the birth. I've promised myself that I'll try to get back to a size 10, then back to 8 but I realise I'll have bigger priorities, but I still won't forget about it. I've tried to cut down to one junk session a week. I think this is better for both bubba and me. Sorry to be a wet blanket!


  2. #164

    Jun 2006
    Penrith, NSW
    1,979

    With my last preg i had the biggest sweet tooth ever!!!! I knew i was having a girl purely from the constant chocolate cravings. I just couldn't get enough of the sweets...lollies, icecream.... I had a big piklets/pancakes with jam and cream stage too. I'm beginning to feel the same way this preg...mmmm wonder if it's another pink one But after eating all that junk i managed to only gain 5 kilos in the entire preg (baby weight and all) so i didn't feel too bad.

  3. #165
    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2006
    Perth, WA
    679

    I craved salt and vinegar chips... actually chips of all kinds - twisties, burger rings, you name it. The great thing was that I was so over feeling nauseous and tired that if I ate these things I actually felt good! So I reckon it settles down.

    I also really wanted fresh fruit and juice - still do. That can't be bad, right?!!

  4. #166
    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2006
    Sydney
    4,081

    I have totally gotten into all sorts of junk food while I've been pg - I think I like the salty stuff particularly - hot chips and scallops, KFC burgers... That Colonel really knew what he was doing with those herbs and spices!
    I'm sure I shall be cursing that same Colonel when I'm walking every day with bub in the pram trying to make up for all my bingeing!

  5. #167
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2006
    Adelaide Australia
    763

    hahahah "Snacks" im rolling on the floor laughing... hehehehehehehe

  6. #168

    Jun 2006
    Penrith, NSW
    1,979

    I also remember watching that Supersize Me doco when i was preg and instead of being repulsed by Maccas i insisted DH pick up a large McCHicken meal for dinner - lol!!!!!

  7. #169
    BellyBelly Life Member

    Nov 2003
    1,861

    LOL I had cravings for McChicken burgers and Hungry Jacks during the 1st tri too. Oh and KFC mashed potato & gravy. My thing atm is 2 minute noodles with chilli sauce and a squeeze of lemon.

  8. #170
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2006
    Adelaide Australia
    763

    OMG I AM HUNGRY the more i read the more i want heheheheheheheheh

  9. #171
    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2006
    Carrum Downs
    344

    Rae,

    That's what my DH and I were watching last night. My DH goes, I know this is bad but how about macca's for dinner, and I was like, yeah cool!

    But I paid for it big time through the night!!!

    Girls, what ever you like normally, you tend to hate when pregnant. I'm normally not a sweet tooth but when pregnant with Patrick and this little one I am really into to sweet things.

    I think it's that metallic taste in my mouth. I can't stand coffee at the moment, not from the smell (like the last 2 pregs) but just the taste, it's soooo bitter!!!

    Love my cuppa's of tea, and I find that they are helping my tummy settle much better this pregnancy. This has been the least sick I've been in all 3. Just feel sick when really hungry which I think are all the juices gurgling away!!!!:eek:

    I do think trying to cut down on the junk is a really good thing because after you've had bubba, and to some of you, that's seems like a long way off, it's VERY hard to get the weight off. I bought an exercise bike after Patrick was about 5 months old and that did the trick, but no amount of walking before that shifted anything, and that can really add to your depression levels!!!!!!!!! It was the biggest I've ever been.

    Take care and happy eating

  10. #172

    Jun 2006
    Penrith, NSW
    1,979

    Hahahahah -i know what you mean. I've just consumed a meat pie, a packet of Fruit Tingles, chocolate moove and a Cadbury Timeout....and i'm still hungry

  11. #173
    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2004
    Sydney
    2,614

    During frst trimester I didnt crave specific foods, but I would crave something really salty and found that Macca's fries were perfect and also Coles original flavour Corn Chips... Of course, I was so sick I'd just throw them up straight away anyway..
    I find Tim Tams are extremely satisfying if I'm craving a sugar hit. We have choccie bickies on fridays at work, and i eat soooo many of them. I feel like such a pig, but I just tell people that baby wants a Tim Tam/Caramel Crown/Kingston bickie etc.
    I have been wanting to eat lots of oranges though so thats quite nice.

  12. #174
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2006
    Adelaide
    874

    this morning i had a hot chocolate and i sliced up a mars bar and dipped it in the hot choc milk - OMG it was devine...................
    LOL!!! I had a Meat Pie from Michelles pastisseri the other day, and Felt exactly the same.....It was devine....and I never thought about them that way before!!!
    When Preg with DS I ate 3 very healthy meals a day, but in between came the chocolate,snickers bars, chips, pies, custard tarts and berliner buns. OMG they were devine too.
    As long as you are eating some really good food in between, Im sure you'll be fine. I thought you craved what your body needs? Well....that was my excuse LOL!

  13. #175
    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2006
    Melbourne, Victoria
    1,027

    It is so funny to read how much we do crave things when pregnant. With my first pregnancy I craved oranges in any shape or form - I would eat, squeeze them! One day I had 9 oranges! Then it went to M&M's. I once ate a 500g bag in one day and when finished my jaw was in serious pain LOL!!!!! Needless to say I gained 23 kilos! Second pregnancy was chips (from anywhere but mainly McDonald's) and donuts! Thankfully I only gained 14 kilos and still trying to budge that last 5!

    Eat to your hearts content everyone, its the only time you get to truly indulge!

  14. #176
    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2006
    Adelaide
    874


    Eat to your hearts content everyone, its the only time you get to truly indulge!
    Exactly!!! And the extra weight soon falls off when you start running around after that baby anyway!

  15. #177
    Registered User

    Jan 2006
    The Hawkesbury
    4,505

    Milk, Salt & Vinegar Chips, Sushi and Dr Pepper.. (not all together)

  16. #178
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Feb 2006
    melbourne
    11,462

    vegemite and cheese on salads
    banana paddlepops
    apple crumble and cream

  17. #179
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Apr 2005
    1,814

    I didn't crave a specific food, but did crave carbohydrates in my first trimester (pasta, potato bake, etc) ... mostly because it helped my constant morning sickness.

  18. #180
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2005
    Vic
    474

    salt and vinegar chips

    not a food but i CRAVED the smell of the vacuum... you know that smell that comes out the back of them? It really felt as tho i was just going to burst if i couldnt have it when i wanted it... strange....

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