Pregnancy Cravings

Pregnancy Cravings

 

Since I got pregnant, I’ve been eating a bit differently.

I’m a pretty hungry person to start with, but I have noticed I’m definitely hungrier. During my first trimester, I found it difficult to keep my breakfast down and I’m still finding it a little hard. On most days I would throw up 15 minutes after eating, which is never a great way to start the day! Breakfast for me is now around 10am and I usually eat something reasonably plain. Avo on toast, rice cakes, oat cakes or porridge usually hits the spot. I’m still not getting on with fruit, which is super sad as I love fruit so I’m keeping it minimal in my diet.

Other than that, I’m doing ok with most food. I don’t have any food aversions, but I have found that I’m not really in the mood for anything spicy like Indian or Thai anymore, which is very unlike me.

Cravings

I’ve been craving a few odd things recently, but nothing compared to munching on sponges, which I’ve heard can happen.

Softmints have been a massive craving which is weird as I couldn’t remember the last time I’d had them. It must have been over 10 years ago, but I was shocked at how much they had gone up in price! Cravings are so odd. Even though you know what you want is not good for you, you will go anywhere to get that fix.

Pizza is another thing I don’t really eat that much of, but any night-in has been spent ordering in a pizza online.
I’ve also been craving olives, especially big, juicy, green ones! I think it’s the saltiness of them and they are just so easy to eat. Croissants and lemon tart are definitely up there too – but I craved them before I was pregnant so I don’t know if that counts.

I haven’t been that good about eating little and often which I know is the way to do it, but I just love eating meals. However, I am still snacking on nuts, olives, hummus, veggie sticks and energy balls to keep me going throughout the day.

I am much more relaxed about what I eat since getting pregnant, but I feel as though I am eating more sweet things than normal. I feel like my body and Baby Glow obviously needs it!

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