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I'm into my 5th week of pregnancy, my first time. As soon as I found out, I researched the topic extensively, particularly on prenatal nutrition, and thought I could handle the optimal diet. Then I came down with a bad cold for a week. I'm now recovering and almost over it.<br><br><br><br>
But, my appetite is sooo weird! Nothing sounds good to eat, but I know it's so important to nourish myself and my baby. I'm not exactly experiencing morning sickness or throwing up, but either I'm totally not hungry, or I'm ravenous (but only for certain foods).<br><br><br><br>
So far, I seem to crave white bread. Now, I haven't eaten white bread for a long time, I've tried to eat whole grain breads and pastas. I am craving comfort foods from my childhood - Mac-n-cheese, white bread, spaghetti... None of the healthy foods I've been eating lately.<br><br><br><br>
I am able to eat lots of fresh fruit, salads, and Natural Oven bagels, and... white bread. I want to crave vegetables, legumes, and whole grains again. Especially beans, as since I turned vegan, I've been eating bean burritos alot. I am managing to take my flax seeds in some form, as I think that's important for a baby's brain (I want him/her to be smart!). I take my prenatal pill to get the essentials, but I had hoped I would go through pregnancy with an optimal diet. Man, I can't wait to bring my child up on health foods, so when she feels sick and wants "comfort foods" she'll be thinking veggies and whole grains. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Will I get over this and be able to eat healthy again soon? Is this because of my cold I had last week, or being pregnant, or both?
 

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Don't worry. Just try to eat as much healthy stuff as you can and don't feel guilty if you aren't eating 100% perfectly -like anyone really can?!?<br><br>
Remeber stress isn't good for your growing fetus, so relax and treat yourself to an aroma therepy massage!
 

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those pregnancy cravings can be reallllllly strong. have you been getting any morning sickness at all?<br><br><br><br>
it sounds like you're body is wanting the quick sugar high that refined/processed carbs will give it. it may be that you're not keeping your blood sugar levels even (which would also explain the starving/don't want any food dichotomy, too). try to nibble more; eat many small meals throughout the day, and lots of snacking. don't spike your blood sugar with a huge meal and then starve for several hours. keep your belly comfortably full every moment, with healthy foods, and you should feel a difference within a day or two.<br><br><br><br>
and seriously, don't deny yourself that bit of white bread of pasta now and then; just make sure the majority of your food choices are good ones and you'll be fine.<br><br><br><br>
with my first pregnancy all i wanted was sour, sour, sour, sour things. i got addicted to sour candies for the entire second trimester...it was really awful. but my son was born completely healthy and happy anyway. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 
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