I have NEVER been a healthy eater. I am a candy fanatic and habitually eat jalapeno chips in bed. I've never watched my weight and junk food just screams my name. I don't have a problem with vegetables but I have never been a fan of salads.....that is until this little bugger took control of my body. I cannot get enough of salads but they have to be prepared by me according to my standards. I will make a ginormous salad and actually lick the bowl. I am now wanting them for 3 meals and snacks too. It's really bizarre to me. I also can't get enough of the chili lime seasoned french fry sticks in a can and candy corn. I'm puzzled because I did not really care for these things before baby. I really believe the baby is making me eat it, or at least that's the excuse I use when someone catches me resembling a ravenous dog licking a salad bowl.
I did a little research trying to justify my eating habits but basically all I learned was that while most women have them - there is no proven correlation between what baby needs and what mommy craves. Apparently if that were the case mommy would crave be craving broccoli. The only justification I got is that when working 24/7 to grow a baby - it's only normal to crave more calories. Am I alone? Any other preggo ladies out there stuffing their face with something that never appealed to them before? Are you like me and sneaking candy corn under the covers so your children don't see? Don't be shy - share - it will make me feel a little less weird too!
Simply Stated - "I really believe the baby is making me eat it, or at least that's the excuse I use when someone catches me resembling a ravenous dog licking a salad bowl."