How To Deal With Pregnancy Cravings(an intense desire for some particular thing)

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The most important rule to follow when it comes to satisfying pregnancy cravings is to choose healthy options that are similar to the unhealthy foods you crave. Integrate some of your cravings for salty, sweet, sour, and spicy foods into a regular pregnancy diet that is nutritionally balanced. Consider the following healthy alternatives to some common pregnancy cravings:

Ice cream. Opt for nonfat frozen yogurt, which will meet your calcium needs without the added calories Chocolate can be substituted by nonfat chocolate syrup drizzled on top of some fresh fruit Candy and Sweets may be substituted by dried fruits such as apricots, or fresh tropical fruit such as mango or pineappleSalty Snacks. Opt for popcorn sprinkled with herb blends or sesame breadsticks with spicy mustard dip
Sour Snacks. Squeeze some lemon on your fish or use in a salad in order to ensure regular yet moderated intake instead of indulging in an empty calorie or sugary lemonade
Always resist pica cravings, which can be harmful to you and your baby's health, and contact your doctor if these cravings persist and become bothersome. Reward yourself with other treats (even if it is a bit of chocolate) when you are successfully avoiding those pica cravings and do the best you can to keep them out of your mind. Occasionally, pica cravings can be a sign of other problems, so seeking medical attention in these cases is important.
 
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