Pregnant and Appetite

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As a pregnant woman, it is very typical for you to experience that your appetite is affected. How much is involved and what you feel like eating, or how much you feel like eating, is very different from woman to woman. However, for most pregnant women, the appetite increases - especially during periods.

Pregnant with a good appetite

Some women experience a marked change in their appetite when they are pregnant. If you encounter an excellent need during your pregnancy, and you can sometimes find it difficult not to give in too much about the amount or type of food, it is essential that you try to be aware of the food you eat and how often you do it.

To avoid too much weight gain or too unhealthy habits, you can do the following:

  • Eat a large breakfast according to the dietary advice (smoothies, rye bread, eggs, groats with milk, etc.). It gives you a good foundation for the rest of the day.

  • Eat often, but eat small, easily digestible meals to keep your blood sugar stable (every 2-3 hours).

  • Eat healthy snacks

  • Exercise every day

There is nothing wrong with having a good and big appetite when pregnant. The most important thing is that you learn to manage your appetite to get the proper nutrients and stay healthy and strong.

Pregnant with poor appetite

Do you have difficulty getting something down due to nausea or general lack of appetite? It is widespread for some pregnant women to experience nausea, vomiting, and consequent lack of appetite. This is especially true in early pregnancy.

To avoid getting too tired and losing weight, you must eat foods that give you energy, vitamins, and minerals. When you have a poor appetite, pay particular attention to eating foods high in fat, protein, and fluid. It gives you the energy you need to get through the day, even if you do not eat much.

Here it is beneficial to eat:

  • Nuts and almonds,

  • Raisins and bananas

  • Boiled eggs

  • Boiled Chicken

  • Pasta

  • Mashed potatoes

  • Cottage cheese

  • Muesli

-Yogurt drink

Although it is difficult to eat, try to eat and drink as much as possible because the body needs nutrients.

Pregnant and cravings

The hormones in the body affect a lot in the body during a pregnancy - including the appetite. In some pregnant women, it can give a great desire or a decidedly strong urge for one or more types of foods, which in some cases can also seem a little strange. This is perfectly normal as the hormones affect your assessment of what tastes good or bad.

Examples of cravings in pregnancy are:

  • Foam Bananas

  • Cheese

  • Nuts

  • Salami

  • Garlic

  • Cream Buns

  • Cucumber

  • Orange juice

  • Canned pineapple

  • Chips

  • Cola

Craving for certain foods typically occurs during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy since that's where the hormones are raging. Therefore, if you find it almost a survival strategy to live on biscuits and cola, it is entirely normal.

This is also quite normal if you feel the opposite and suddenly can't get your morning coffee down or get nauseous thinking about white wine or tzatziki. The hormones rage and only calm down again after the first 12 weeks, after which you will probably also experience that the craving or lack of the same decreases.

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