Pregnancy Cravings 101

So I always wondered what women meant when they said “cravings”. Like it’s a baby...how much opinion does it have about your diet?! Apparently A LOT 🤷🏼‍♀️

I’m one of the more fortunate momma’s-to-be in that my cravings - so far - have been fairly healthy! Majority of the time I crave fruits, veggies, and whole grains. And somehow this baby girl is SO not into sweets which is blowing my mind. I thought for sure I would be one of those “needs gelato at 1am” girls but NOPE. I hardly crave sweets at all 🙄

I DO however crave Taco Bell. Yeah, still haven’t figured that one out lol. I don’t know if it’s the sodium or just that my baby loves a good cheap date but probably twice a week I have to stop and get tacos 🌮 I also went through a WEIRD Ramen Noodle phase where ALL I wanted for dinner 7 days in a row was beef flavored Ramen 🍜 Like I said - WEIRD. Thankfully that phase is over and we are back to cottage cheese and grapes 🍇 Although I did stay up with Tyler till 12am the other night watching the Office and after 4 consecutive episodes in a row all in which they were eating pizza - you guessed it. Momma was DYING for a hot piece of pepperoni pizza. And y’all know my movie worthy husband made my pregnancy dreams come true lol. So at 1am, I indulged in the most delicious slice of pepperoni pizza I have ever had. The best part - I don’t even like pizza 🤷🏼‍♀️

 
 
 
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One piece of advice I got early on in my pregnancy has helped me SO much when it comes to the what you can & can’t have “rules”. If your body craves it - eat it. Okay with the exception of gas station sushi lol. But seriously, there are SO many do’s & don’ts to what you can eat during pregnancy that in the beginning I got super overwhelmed. When I realized that it was less about “what” you eat and more about the QUALITY of the food itself, my stress level decreased EXPONENTIALLY. Yep, you read that right - if Momma wants sushi I EAT SUSHI! Rebel I know lol. But seriously, trust your body and be smart about what you put in it. So when I want fresh seared ahi tuna - I go to a QUALITY restaurant who serves sushi grade SAFE fish. I know I will get some Mom shade for this - but I think God designed our body’s to grow a baby. And women have been doing it for centuries just fine before Google came along lol. Plus - what the crap do you think women in Germany eat if you “can’t eat sausage while you’re pregnant”?! If consuming sausage was truly that harmful to babies I think the German population would look much different lol.

 
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So be smart about your body, treat it with respect. That goes for pregnant AND nonpregnant women! And for the love of everything - if you need a gas station "cheat" every now and again IT’S OKAY! The best rule for taking care of that growing baby is to LISTEN to what YOUR body is telling YOU.

 
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I am sure there are lots of differing opinions on the subject but that’s mine ❤️ Feel free to share your thoughts and any questions below!

Until next time,

XO

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