Pregnancy early food cravings

Food cravings or aversions are common and can begin as early as two to three weeks into your pregnancy, says Dr. Most pregnant women experience at least one food aversion, or a new sense of repulsion at the very thought of a food they previously enjoyed. Pregnancy hormones play a role, especially early in pregnancy when your body is positively flooded with them — and still getting used to them.
You can't always fight this symptom, so just try to respond to cravings and aversions with reason. Try to avoid going crazy with pregnancy cravings that do nothing for you nutritionally — even while you indulge them.

Give in to your cravings once in a while (though not for alcohol) — then eat well for the rest of the day. If food aversions during pregnancy are limiting your food intake, look for substitutes for the healthy foods you can't stomach right now. Here's what causes pregnancy food aversions as well as food cravings during pregnancy, and what you can do about them. This craving, known as pica, may be a sign of a nutritional deficiency, particularly of iron.
Also talk to your doctor about the newly FDA-approved drug Diclegis, which can relieve common early pregnancy symptoms related to nausea.

But it doesn't explain why you might suddenly turn your nose up at healthy foods you used to love, such as salad or oatmeal.
One theory is that humans have moved so far from the original food chain that the body can no longer reliably interpret its own internal signals. Yes, your body knows it needs vitamin C and calcium, but these days that may translate into a craving for a dish of Chunky Monkey with crushed Oreos, instead of a slice of cantaloupe and a glass of milk.

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