Well, Taco Bell hasn't called to me at all! Only the much healthier McDonald's. :P Actually, if Chipotle had a drive through (so I didn't have to get DS out of the car), and there actually was a Chipotle where I currently live, I would probably eat that for every meal. But I probably wouldn't feel to guilty about it.
We've been doing better the past couple of weeks with cooking at home, though that doesn't necessarily mean better eating - witness last week's Jell-o cake and other preservative-filled home-made foods. It's a step in the right direction, at least. Last night I made broccoli cheese soup - and I actually ate it! It didn't taste broccoli-y to me.
I have been trying to make myself eat a little fruit every time my son eats fruit - and he would live on fruit if he could! (I am not a fruit-eater even when not pregnant, so this is big for me!) I haven't fully succeeded, but I've done better.
Originally Posted by HappyCianci
Last night, at 1am, I ate leftover beef stir-fry--just the beef--and a bunch of nacho corn chips. I slunk into the living room afterwards and told my partner "I'm the pregnant jerk who ate all the beef out of the stir fry."
Originally Posted by SomethinWitty
I tell my baby I'm sorry every time I go to five guys or taco bell!!
I do this, too!
Originally Posted by SequoiaM
It's funny - I've had more Taco Bell in the last few months than the whole previous year. It's very frustrating to think of yourself as someone who eats well only to have that aspect slip when it matters the most. I usually crave leafy greens but since being pregnant it's been a challenge to motivate myself to eat them when I'd rather have bread, pasta, and ice cream. Cooking used to be my favorite part of the day, but I find I lack both energy and inspiration to put together the same sort of meals I used to. Even though I've been trying to keep on, I find when my healthy dinner is sitting in front of me my usual response is meh. To cope I try to trap myself making sure there isn't another option, but every time I'm out and about that drive through calls to me . . .
I am not the best eater not pregnant, but I try. It all goes to pot when I get pregnant. I feel the same way - this is THE most important time to eat really well, and I eat more chemicals and preservatives and garbage than at any other time! But pregnancy makes me so ill for so long that it really is a matter of survival for me to let go of my worries and just eat what I can for the first half or so. When I hear women talking about, "Well, just try to have one smoothie a day!" or "Just blend up some zucchini into your spaghetti!", I have to fight the urge to punch someone. I am glad others either aren't as sick as I am, or have 100x my power to overcome their gag reflex, but I have to work with what I have. And if it's the ability to eat Pop Tarts, it's the ability to eat Pop Tarts. I'm finally to the point now where I can eat most things. (Except soy. Cannot eat that. Had 2 bites of a soy-protein enriched granola bar last night, and felt like I was back in the first half of pregnancy all over again!) Now is the really hard slog, because I've got 4.5 months of eating whatever didn't seem completely revolting or immediately make me ill on consumption under my belt, and I have to remind myself that I don't have that excuse any more. Though truthfully, if my diet when I was pregnant with my son has any serious, long-lasting consequences, I haven't seen them yet.