In addition to these healthier food substitutions, try adopting the following healthy eating habits for the duration of your pregnancy:
1 Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy: The Complete Guide to Eating Before, During and After Your Pregnancy, 2e, Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D., 2002. 133-134.
- Eat more frequent mini-meals and snacks instead of full meals. Being less hungry can help curb cravings.
- Begin with a balanced breakfast that incorporates at least one whole grain and one fruit. Skipping meals can increase food cravings later in the day.
- Work with your cravings instead of fighting them. Indulge in moderation. A small serving of the food you’re craving might curb the desire to binge.
- Maintain regular exercise (with your doctor’s approval). Exercise is shown to help reduce cravings.