I'm trying really hard to do my physio exercises every single day as I don't relish the thought of having 25-35 lbs more to carry when my knee is not working properly.
I'm passing up a lot of my favourite foods, such as cured meats and soft cheeses with rind (my dp was scarfing these down last night right in front of me when I was so hungry!), smoked foods (bye, bye lox!), pizza and refined treats. Also chocolate, though I had a hot chocolate a few days ago. It made me really nauseated though, and I am finding this to be true in most of the cases when I allow myself a "treat" that is really sugary or has caffeine.
Happily, the things that I am craving the most are really good for me: squash, kale, fennel, brown rice, salmon, lamb, eggs, broccoli, porridge with milk for breakfast, etc. Hope it continues!
I'm actually also craving flax seed oil and the only research that I've been able to find refers to avoiding it in the second and third trimesters due to a correlation with prematurity. The bottle itself says, "do not take if pregnant or breastfeeding." Does anyone know about using it in the first trimester?
I was at a long birth Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and by the end felt really nauseated. The nurses were great and gave me soda crackers, cause the borscht that I had left was just not appealing at that point! I think I ate about 20 of them and then felt quite a bit better.