Every woman goes through the “what should I eat?”, “how can I stay healthy?”, “what should I do and not do when pregnant?” phase when they see that second line get darker and darker and realize they are baking a bun in their oven!!
Usually, it’s straight to Google, and the searching begins. Well, let me stop you right there! If you made it to this post, this is the ONLY one you will need to read as I will tell you the truth:
EAT WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY!
I done numerous searches and came up with all of the same suggestions; Eat salads, and veggies, and anything with no flavor, or fat, or sugar…
Well bless your heart if you can go NINE months without having a few slices of pizza, a greasy burger, or some super hot wings, because I know I sure couldn’t!
Pizza IS healthy if you add all those yummy suggested veggies to it. Maybe not as healthy as that bland salad, but when you are waddling across a room, and get a taste for something flavorful have it.
Unless you have major health issues that prevent you from eating any way you want, then you should definitely give up the searching for what’s right and wrong and let those cravings take hold. I would have been miserable if I had taken all the health advice I read online.
Now, I am not saying sit inside of your fridge and just gorge, but I am saying if you want to eat a certain food that your body is telling your brain to have, then by all means, “Git ‘er Done!” Have those french fries, eat those waffles with blueberry syrup and a side of OMELET, or fix that midnight icecream sundae. Honestly, you are only going to be mad later that you didn’t have it. Pregnant women will gain weight, but you can also lose it.
Pregnancy is a time to enjoy your body as it is, and as it was made to be in all of that beautiful baby-belly glory!
So I say eat up, but stay active, rest when you can, and enjoy this time you have before baby comes, because in a few months you will be wishing you had taken this advice and lived it up a little.
Happy Pregnancy Ladies!!
All I wanted was Wawa ham and cheese sandwiches when I was pregnant with my son. I miss those days. LOL
I ate whatever made me happy when I was pregnant with my two kids. These are great tips. Just remember not to eat excessively, so you won’t have a hard losing the extra pounds after giving birth.
When you’re pregnant,it’s important to give your baby a healthy food.
I love that suggestion. I had twins and eating whatever I wanted was somewhat a requirement! LOL.
I didn’t watch what I ate at all but only gained 24 lbs.
I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during my second pregnancy so it was so hard to limit what I ate. It is such a bummer to not be able to indulge in your cravings!
It can be so frustrating trying to figure out what to eat when you are expecting. There are so many scary stories out there and different suggestions. You are so right – eat what makes you happy!
Totally did not hold back when I was pregnant! I did not gain a whole bunch of weight because I didn’t have a huge amount of cravings but I did not inhibit myself from eating anything.
When I was pregnant with my kids, I ate what I wanted to and no one can stop me. Two pizzas all mine. All in one sitting!
Hahaha, I ate anything and everything when I was pregnant. It was my excuse to pig out.