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post #81 of 133

Yesterday's craving was Tom Kha soup (Thai). I LOVE it. Also craved (and subsequently made) peanut butter ice cream. Today I craved (but did not get) a hot dog. I feel like I have more cravings this time and paying attention to what really hits the spot. Yet I need to be careful about sugary stuff.

post #82 of 133
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Originally Posted by amanda bee View Post

my OBGYN told me not to eat it (due to listeria)...i tried to argue with him and say that the restaurant we go to gets top of the line quality fish

 BUT he still said no angry.gif (yet he said i could have one espresso a day...which i opted not to do)...grrrrrr....i have been craving it for the past week & the veggie maki just does not cut it!

 

now i wonder if i had a midwife, would she subject the same restrictions on me?

You're the one who has to make the choices and decisions. A doctor or a midwife don´t "allow" or "forbid" a grown woman of doing anything - you get your information and decide [though of course the best match you can find with your care providers, the better]

 

Listeria is not a particular risk of sushi. It's more general due to food preparation. Potential problems in sushi is stuff like E-coli or whatever due to unhygenic food preparation (but if you trust the restaurant it should be fine), as well as parasites (which re why most fish that's to be used in sushi is frozen as it's caught).

 

AFAIK, there is no scientific evidence that sushi can do harm in pregnancy.

(I'm trying to find reputable sources to back me up, but by Google skills are limited, so just a couple of links I found):

http://www.babymed.com/food-and-nutrition/how-safe-it-eat-sushi-or-raw-fish-during-pregnancy

 

Though I would stay away from fish known to be high in mercury, because the effects of mercury are well documented.

post #83 of 133

Sorry if I was a little aggressive ... that whole thing with doctors not "letting" women do something, really really annoys me.

post #84 of 133
I'm huge on sparkling water. And switching to tea except for one giant mug of coffee in mornings.
No cravings or aversions yet. Appetite simply lower. For now.......
post #85 of 133

We bought some Sprite for my fizzy cravings since it was one of the only lemonade type drinks I could find without aspartame. I just had a glass over the last half hour and I feel almost normal! If it wasn't for all the sugar in it I would drink it constantly throughout the day!

Oh, and I'm actually having a vaguely healthy lunch today; broccoli in cheese sauce. However I was disappointed to find I had no tomatoes to put on top.
 

post #86 of 133
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Originally Posted by chispita View Post

Sorry if I was a little aggressive ... that whole thing with doctors not "letting" women do something, really really annoys me.

no...lol....your reaction was the same as mine when having the initial conversation with the OBGYN!

post #87 of 133
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Originally Posted by DaisyTree View Post
These are hilarious! I have had FAR more aversions than cravings. All I can stomach are oranges, frozen yogurt/ice cream, peppermint tea and pancakes!
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Originally Posted by nettlesoup View Post

I keep getting aversions for things I was previously craving, like tomato pasta and mint choc ice cream! I wish my body would just make its mind up instead of jumping between random things all the time.

DaisyTree and nettlesoup me too with the food aversions vs. cravings! Most things I normally love to eat are just disgusting to me right now! Unfortunately, salads are in this category and I'm doing my best to try to eat a little salad now and then but it's hard, ugh! And, I'm wishy washy with what I want from one day to the next, like you DaisyTree - I'll want one thing, eat it, have left-overs and then the left-overs just sit in the fridge not sounding good anymore. All that seems to be alright to eat are things like ezekiel toast, cereal, chips/salsa/guacamole, pasta, pizza, quesadillas, etc... And, I'm craving sweets way more than I ever used to! I'm not super indulging but have been allowing myself a little slice of carrot cake or something every now and then. Ice cream sounds good too, think I'm going to go out and get some Julie's organic ice cream today:) 

post #88 of 133

I've been really bad with the sweets as well. Before Christmas I had cut sugar out of my diet completely, and hopefully I'll be able to do it again soon.
 

post #89 of 133
amanda bee - YES we are freezing our butts off out here! Our water froze AGAIN yesterday and now we have no running water until Saturday. ARGH. We're about 45 minutes southwest of Saskatoon smile.gif

I think it depends on the luck of the draw on whether doctors/midwives say something is okay vs not okay. Last pregnancy my midwife was more of a stickler about that sort of thing than my doctor. Of course my midwife thought I shouldn't eat anything at all since I'm overweight to start with smile.gif My doctor is much more laid back. I think you need to go with your own gut, do the research, know the risks and then eat what YOU think is best for you.
post #90 of 133
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Originally Posted by chispita View Post

 

Though I would stay away from fish known to be high in mercury, because the effects of mercury are well documented.

 

I've heard recently about mercury in fish being naturally mitigated by our own cleansing systems that our bodies have. Anyone else read that or have a link? What I had heard led me to no longer worry about eating fish with mercury. I'll have to look around.

post #91 of 133
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Originally Posted by chispita View Post


Though I would stay away from fish known to be high in mercury, because the effects of mercury are well documented.

 

 

That's what I'm doing although of course this makes me crave some toro (tuna belly) so bad.

post #92 of 133
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Originally Posted by CookAMH View Post

 

I've heard recently about mercury in fish being naturally mitigated by our own cleansing systems that our bodies have. Anyone else read that or have a link? What I had heard led me to no longer worry about eating fish with mercury. I'll have to look around.

I've heard it mentioned recently, though I can't remember where and there certainly was no source. Let us know if you find more information about this!

post #93 of 133
Thread Starter 
And another healthy lunch for me today: Arby's mozzarella sticks!
post #94 of 133

Thanks to Easter advertising in the shops, I have eaten a creme egg and am now working my way through a bag of mini eggs.

post #95 of 133
I've eaten almost a whole bag of the purple bag of skittles. Not the normal sized bag. The medium sized share with 4 other people bag :/
post #96 of 133

Yay, I'm not alone in my horrific eating habits! I feel slightly less guilty.

post #97 of 133
Thread Starter 
Easter already? That's ridiculous! Valentine's day hasn't even come and gone yet!
And yes, that is why I started this thread: so we can share the guilt. This will be my precious fast food baby...
post #98 of 133
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Originally Posted by nettlesoup View Post

Thanks to Easter advertising in the shops, I have eaten a creme egg and am now working my way through a bag of mini eggs.

nettlesoup....mini eggs are my WEAKNESS....i can take out a family size jumbo bag in one seating.

yummy...dang, off to the store.

post #99 of 133

They are evil! That's the very size I have right now!
 

post #100 of 133

I swear, this kid will be made of jello and soup.

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