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Hungry all the time

I'm 5 weeks, 3 days pregnant and I'm hungry all the time. My stomach is always growling. I've read you should only put on 1-2 pounds in the first trimester. Why am I so hungry this early in the pregnancy?
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I was the same as well.  Always hungry and put on a good 18 lbs from 4wks thru 15wks.  Thankfully I was already of a normal weight, but still I've gained more than half of the recommended weight gainand I'm just 17wks.  I attribute the weight gain to a really bad cycle of nausea and hunger that never went away.  If I didn't eat, I felt like I needed to throw up, never did tho, so I ate, then 5 mins later I'm hungry again, same thing.  I was surprised when I would get weighed and my weight just kept going up and up.  I couldn't believe it cuz I was always hungry and felt like I wasn't eating enough.  That was my case, now my nausea has pretty much went away and I can eat normally again instead of overeating without knowing it.  Be careful cuz it might happen to u too!
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Thank you. That's how I feel. I just ate a yogurt for breakfast and 2 minutes later my stomach is growling like crazy.  Not nauseous at all. Just constantly hungry.
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Start with eating your protein first. That will help to fill you up faster & will help maintain healthy weight gain during pregnancy. Don't forget to drink lots & lots of water.
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Same here im at 8 weeks now an it has tapered off some but the dizzy an nausea has set in.. all should pass by the second trimester
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