I didn’t really get any “Cravings” per say, during either of my pregnancies, but I did get aversions.
Especially to PROTEIN…… and during both, even though my son’s pregnancy was worse. I couldn’t smell or look or eat protein for about a month. My daughter’s pregnancy it wasn’t so bad and it only lasted about 2 weeks.
What is crazy is that there is actually a reason for it, and there is also things you can do.
Another thing that is crazy, is that doctors don’t tell you this..….. because they really don’t know.
But protein aversions occur because of a decline in stomach acid that happens during pregnancy. This decrease in stomach acid makes it incredibly hard to digest protein, which is why you don’t want to eat it. Low stomach acid also inhibits your ability to absorb nutrients, and that is the last thing you want your baby to be lacking.
As you can see, protein is crucial to incorporate into your diet during pregnancy. Protein is a MARCRO NUTRIENT. That means it is essential to life. You must consume it in order to live. Protein is vital to building tissues, organs, and hair. It is also very important for you during pregnancy in order to maintain a happy mood and less chances of depression.
So in order to decrease your aversion to protein, you have to increase your level of stomach acid or hydrochloric acid.
Here are some RECOMMENDATIONS on how to increase stomach acid:
(please consult with your doctor before taking any of these).
- Take Betaine or Hydrozyme.
- Take 2 TBSP of Apple Cider Vinegar before meals.
- Take a zinc supplement.
- Take Herbal Bitters (which are great for digestion).
I would choose one of these and try it for a few days and see if your appetite for protein increases. Then I would try others until you find one that works.
If you find that you are still grossed out by protein, here is an idea that I used and worked great.
I made huge containers of pureed soups with chicken in them and tons of vegetables.
Once a week I would boil in a huge pot with low sodium chicken broth a ton of vegetables, herbs and chicken. Once softened, I would put my immersion blender into the pot and make it into a cream. The soups were actually very satisfying and extremely comforting. And best of all I was taking in a ton of nutrients for my baby to flourish with and I felt good about being healthy.
Everything you do or don’t do during pregnancy affects the baby.
Did you know that even EXERCISE affects your baby?
Look at what the NEWS has to say about Pregnancy Nutrition & Exercise.
Check this out…
I did my Fit Mom-To-Be Workouts during both my pregnancies and I only gained 20 lbs during each pregnancy and I felt amazing. No aches and pains, never really felt sick, had energy (not as much as when not pregnant, but enough) LOL, I felt confident and happy.
There are so many benefits to exercising during pregnancy and eating healthy both for you and for the baby. It really is worth investing the time into both of them. Hey, who wouldn’t want to have a quicker and easier delivery? Who wouldn’t want to lose the baby weight within a few weeks? Who wouldn’t want to have a healthy and happy baby?
Well, all of these can happen if you exercise during pregnancy and have a good healthy nutrition.
I just love getting emails and posts from women who do my Fit Mom-To-Be Workouts. I love hearing how great they feel, how confident they are, how fast they delivered, how fast they lost the baby weight. I especially love hearing from those who did them during their 2nd or 3rd pregnancies because its such a huge difference than the first. They usually gain on average 20 lbs less than prior pregnancies…. crazy right?
Well, I hope you are inspired to eat healthy and exercise during your pregnancy and I want to share one of my favorite Pregnancy Workouts for you to try. If you are not sure what is safe and effective and you need some more guidance for your pregnancy workouts, you may really love Fit Mom-To-Be Workouts.
I hope you can use these tips to help you be able to stomach some more protein, so that you and your baby can reap the benefits.
If you start my pregnancy workout program, I will see you inside the program.
I have lots of tips for you and I can’t wait for you to see all the videos of the exercises.
Send me YOUR BUMP PICTURES, would be great to compare with after you have your baby….
So you can see how fabulous you will look.
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Click here to start theFit Mom-To-Be Workout Program so you can have a really good, safe and effective pregnancy workout plan that you can do for the rest of your pregnancy.
If you are struggling with what to eat and different options that are SAFE for the baby and won’t make you GAIN WEIGHT, you will totally enjoy and get great use of theMMF Pregnancy Diet Plan.
- Full Meal Plan for entire pregnancy (know exactly what nutrients you and baby need).
- Increase energy & decrease fatigue with the best food combinations.
- Easy Kid-Friendly Recipes that will save you time in the kitchen.
- Helps reduce cravings so you eat healthier and gain less weight.
- Yummy and comforting meals so you can still enjoy eating.
It’s not too late to SLOW DOWN & LESSEN your Pregnancy Weight Gain.
If you exercise, you will see a huge change.
Less weight gain, not as fast and you will feel tighter, more fit, more energetic and less fatigue.
If you don’t want to spend 6-24 months postpartum losing your “BABY WEIGHT”, invest a little time, energy and possibly resources into your health and fitness this pregnancy. It will be so worth it when you are back at your pre-pregnancy weight in less than 3 months and feeling like yourself again.
If you need guidance, support and a safe exercise plan, you will love my Fit Mom-To-Be Workout Program (tested by TENS OF THOUSANDS of pregnant women).
And you can do it for your entire pregnancy (its not just a 12 week program).
Here is what you can expect:
- Less Weight Gain
- Less Stretch Marks and Cellulite
- Faster Labor & Delivery
- Faster Postpartum Weight Loss
- More Energy
- Less Aches & Pains
- Less Chances of Gestational Diabetes
- Better Sleep
What You Get:
- Monthly workouts that change every 4 weeks (which delivers the best results).
- No gym is required (2 versions available: home and gym).
- Exercise Videos & Pictures of every single exercise.
- Can view, access and download on any smart phone, tablet or computer.
- Private Facebook Group for support, community and questions answered by Michelle Marie.
- Monthly pregnancy nutrition tips to help you throughout your pregnancy.
To start your pregnancy workouts, click here: Fit Mom-To-Be
You can watch this to get inspired!