What to do about that unhealthy pregnancy craving…

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There are a lot of changes that go on within your body and emotions when you get pregnant.  One of the most enjoyable can be the pregnancy craving.  Throughout your pregnancy, you will be having some wild cravings.  A lot of women might mistake the craving for your body telling you what the baby needs.  Although this can be the case sometimes, it isn’t necessarily true with every craving.

Unhealthy Pregnancy Craving

Just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean you should give up on eating healthy and taking care of yourself.  If you pay attention to what your cravings are and choose which ones would be good for you and your baby, you are going to have a much easier time losing the weight after pregnancy for one.  You won’t put too much extra weight.

I’m not saying screen all your pregnancy cravings, but you don’t have to fulfill them all.  At least try and choose a healthy alternative for the really bad ones.  Any pregnancy craving involving fattening food covered with fattening food is a bad idea.

Pickles and peanut butter seem to be the pregnancy craving that’s pretty common with my clients.  This craving is not a bad one.  Peanut butter does have a high amount of fats in it, but as long as you consider your portions sizes, you won’t go overboard.

You are going to experience a pregnancy craving no matter what.  The best way to avoid the unhealthy ones are too eat a well-balanced diet throughout the day.  Make sure to be eating 5-6 smaller meals throughout the day.  This will help keep yourself a little more full than 3 large meals would.

You could also choose foods that fill your stomach.  Any food containing fiber is a good choice for this.  Fiber is very important for your developing baby and yourself during pregnancy.  So, it will give you two benefits right off the bat.  Any whole grain breads, cereals, or rice will have a good amount of fiber in it.


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