My midwife told me juice can be just as bad as junk food because you consume so much sugar.
I think this is true if it is a ton of fruit juice but if you juice it yourself, you can add carrot or like mentioned spinach or whatever you like and get veggies too. We don't have a juicer so can't do that but if you have one you could use then it could be a tastier way to get your veggies and a little fruit
To the OP - don't feel badly about indulging sometimes it sounds like you are getting the nutrients you need and usually eat very healthy so your baby should be fine I was having a really difficult time for the last few weeks as I kept craving sweet things like crazing and wanted junk food! And I did sometimes give in. Last Sunday evening I started feeling sick and have been nauseated ever since so haven't been able to eat a whole lot and now wishing I was back to my hungry self haha
Please don't feel badly, though. Pregnancy is hard enough without putting the extra pressure on ourselves to do things perfectly all the time
I do this too!....eat something bad like McDonalds Fries (something I hardley ever did before being pregnant-like maybe twice a year) and then spend the rest of the day thinking I'm the worst mother ever! I figure there's no way in hell I'd give my baby a fry to eat, so I shouldn't have one when pregnant....but sometimes I just WANT it. I'm also eating a lot more sweet things then I ever have.
I think my body just needs more energy (I'm still working- and plan to continue til 38wks or more) and I just start craving sweet or fatty things.
I try to keep a lot of fruit in the house so I always have something I can eat- and I never buy things to keep at home......but I find when I'm out I'll cave and get something unhealthy!
I do try to reason that 'some mothers smoke during pregnancy...and a little bit of mcDonald's fries won't kill my baby'. .....but I still always feel so guilty after!
And I'll probably be one of those mom's that will refuse to use the tv as a babysitter, then when I'm so exhausted I'll give in, then hate myself!
Iv started to feel a bit bad about what I eat! I just love fast food and take aways! I'm a big snacker as well so iv tried to substitute for healthier options! I'm struggling with my 5 a day, I love fruit but it aggravates my heartburn, iv found one smoothie that doesn't do it so I'm drinking that and iv bought some vegetable juice as well to get that in as well! I think as long as ur taking pre natals and having healthy stuff as well as the junk it's fine! The way I see it is as. Wonderful pregnancy is it also comes with some not so fun things do we need to treat ourselves! And if u can't eat crap and junk when pregnant when can u? Lol. Xxx
I have been feeling guilty about this too, especially because I have the hardest time remembering to take my prenatals and I work in a mall and its so easy to walk to the food court and get something horrible. But i work long hours still, from 8-5 or 1-10 and my OH works everyday 9-7 so we both are usually too tired to cook when we get in. When i have gotten upset, my OH says something that is completely out of line and morbid but is true...he just says "Its not drugs" and then points out all the babies that have been born perfectly fine to women who smoked or did other unhealthy things during pregnancy.
My sister also says that sometimes you are craving fatty stuff because you body needs the fat. I am not saying your body needs the kind of fat from McDonald's or whatever, but she said she craved nothing but Big Macs the last few weeks and her and her son were both fine.
I try to think of all the things babies had to deal with before and how many people still lived. My grandmother has an old book from when she was first pregnant in the 40's and it says how smoking/ drinking in moderation was fine but sex was bad. I am amazed anyone lived!
I've been feeling bad about this too. Trying to have three sensible normal meals a day but I'm snacking a lot. My blood pressure is low and I feel quite lightheaded a lot and end up eating to feel better! Pointless! I've read this thread whilst chomping on a slice of DH's birthday cake. I just can't help my sweet cravings. Need to cut back a bit...x
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