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Controlling your pregnancy cravings

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Pregnancy cravings can be crazy sometimes and they can present quite a challenge when you’re trying to maintain a healthy diet during your pregnancy. But not to worry, because there are a few things you can do in order to get those pregnancy cravings under control.

  • Try taking fish oil or flax oil (tablet form is fine). This works because sometimes pregnancy cravings are the result of a lack of essential fatty acids in your pregnancy diet.
  • Indulge all of your healthy cravings (so if you’re craving oranges, go right ahead and eat some oranges, they’ve got a lot of essential vitamin C which you and your baby need).
  • When it comes to your unhealthy cravings try a healthier option to see if that can satisfy your pregnancy cravings.
  • Eat small meals throughout the day instead a couple of big meals.
  • Never skip breakfast. Missed meals increase food cravings.
  • Exercise. We don’t know why, but mums who exercise daily don’t report having as many or as strong pregnancy cravings.
  • Talk to your partner, friends and family about your pregnancy. Sometimes pregnancy cravings have a bit to do with comfort eating, so if you talk about your fears and worries it can help to reduce the intensity or even eliminate your pregnancy cravings.

We hope these tips are helpful and just remember not to let your pregnancy cravings get the better of you.

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