Aside from coffee and some crap food I wouldn't eat any time (the really bad stuff like colored candy preservative loaded stuff and soda and spam...) I eat anything that feels right. I have a hard time buying into all the food hype. I think If your body is craving it (within reason no beer..) its probably fine. And everything in moderation. And if its ok in another country why is it not ok in the USA?
I eat sushi, as do millions of japanese with no problem.
Bring on the lox and other smoked fish they say is a no no. Ill take it on a bagel please with lemon, capers, and cracked black pepper. Some times I even eat...gasp.....TUNA!
I LOVE raw Oysters, if I get to go to Wellfleet!
I eat raw cheese and milk (as does much of the world with no problem). I love brie melts, feta over baby greens, gorgonzola on a crisp, Camembert, and Roquefort oh yes give me some queso blanco FRIED! and BLUE BLUE BLUE Yes mam! all on the "no go" lists.....
And I'll take my eggs over easy with sausage and pancakes and all the fixen's.....
I believe that for many women pregnancy is one of the few times in life when they can feel free to eat what and how much they like. Most of life women feel the eyes of culture and even ourselves watching saying "DONT EAT THAT!" or "DONT EAT SO MUCH!" (or at least I have always felt this way...and I am not over weight!). For me pregnancy is a time of freedom. If I want nothing at all or a huge plate of mash potatoes I have NO shame. Not that I am not thinking about my health- I do and I make an effort. Its just easier to let go I guess and enjoy my food when I do get a hankering for a double big bacon burger or a tripple thick milkshake!! (note- I am also nursing and pregnant this time so I get to cash in on even more allowed calories!) Just my :)