Originally Posted by CajunQueen
Moonstruck - Hypertention, Preclampsya, Toxemia, high blood pressure - these are all MAJOR conditions during pregnancy and are all caused by too much salt.
My MW says real sea salt is OK and to not limit that kind of salt. She also believes that Pre-E is caused by not getting enough protein so I'm on a high protein diet this time. I had Pre-E with my first. As far as my cravings go, I do love peanuts in the shell. We have a place the roasts them fresh everyday just a few blocks from my office. On nice days, I can't resist walking down to the peanut place. It smells soooo good as soon as you turn the corner on their street. Shrimp is another obsession of mine lately as is cream cheese.... but not together.
I have a huge sweet tooth this time around as well and can get easily carried away if I don't watch it. I ordered 8 boxes of Girl Scout cookies from my manager's DD because it sounded like a REALLY good idea at the time. I was quite embarassed though when the order came in and I had to go into his office to pick them up. He was like "8 boxes?!?!"
I totally blamed it on the pregnancy.