'Safe' foods maybe not the safest?
For nearly the whole first trimester I craved nothing but junk food. I was a pretty healthy eater pre-pregnancy, but once peanut arrived all I wanted was processed, packaged foods. No desire for lean meat, no salad, absolutely no fruit. Everything sounded gross. Hubby and I spent about $20 at a 711 because all I wanted was protein bars, poptarts, Zero candy bars... Everything not considered particularly healthy.
I cracked it up to be along the same lines of women may crave basic, bland foods like bread because they are less likely to be infected with things that can harm baby. I think my body realized that highly regulatedd processed food may not be the highest form of nutrition, but it was 'safe.'
Anybody else crave junk food? Did you find any good substitutions?
Hi Cassaundra! Nice to meet you!
Well, I'm not pregnant and I'm healthy eater to - but sometimes all I want is hamburger)). Guess you need more fat and proteins - that's the reason of your wishes.
My pregnant sister, who was vegan before, now eat only pork - nothing else, no vegetables). Doctor says she just need more protein - her body doesnt have enough for little one.
I've been devouring the proteins lately. Luckily I'm past most of my food aversions at this stage. :)