Pregnancy cravings can be tricky to resist – after all, your body is literally pining after a particular food, which can mean you pile on the pounds more quickly. But there are plenty of alternatives that satisfy your cravings without single-handedly keeping Cadbury’s in business…
Welcome to the world of pregnancy cravings. Even though they’re totally normal, they can be bizarre, persistent and mean that you aren’t necessarily getting all the goodness you and your baby need. So, step away from the biscuit tin and find out what you should be adding to your shopping list.
1) Swap fizzy drinks for water
If you’re craving the sugar and energy hit from a can of Coke, try some water mixed with fruit juice or a squeeze of lemon or lime. It will have that same sweet and refreshing taste but without all of the sugar.
‘Or try opting for fizzy water with a slice of lemon or lime or some infused water,’ says nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed.
4) Swap coffee for herbal tea
Craving coffee? ‘There are plenty of decaf alternatives
so find one that you like or opt for herbal teas which can be bursting with flavour and help you relax,’ says Charlotte.
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