Are you pregnant and craving all of the pizza, chocolate and fast food in the world? No need to fret, many women crave unhealthy foods during pregnancy. If your desire for sugar and fatty foods feels too powerful to resist, it’s okay to indulge occasionally, but to help keep your cravings in check so you and your baby get all of the nutrients he or she needs, follow these simple steps:
Exercise on a regular basis
To curb hunger and distract yourself from junk food cravings, try to stay as active as you can. Engage in light cardio activities such as daily walks, yoga, pilates, or swimming. Exercising while pregnant can also help boost your mood, improve your sleep and reduce any aches or pains you may experience.
Don’t skip breakfast
Our parents and grandparents often remind us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and now is the time to apply that advice on a daily basis. If you start your day well-nourished, you’ll be less likely to have mid-morning snack cravings. Parents website offers several breakfast options that are full of essential nutrients to keep you and baby healthy.
Seek emotional support
While pregnant, it’s likely that you’ll experience being on a hormonal roller coaster from time to time, which can make you more vulnerable to mood swings. Instead of turning to food to ease stress or frustration, try talking to a friend or taking a walk.
Keep in mind that it’s normal to crave junk food and indulge occasionally while pregnant. It’s important to be able to recognize when your body is craving unhealthy foods and take action so you and your baby stay healthy and get all of the necessary nutrients.
If you are an expecting mother that has unhealthy cravings, it is best to talk to a trusted healthcare professional such as Maternal Resources, to help you have a healthy pregnancy.