Food aversions and junk food

The last month or so has been a bit sad when it comes to cooking and nutrition. Pregnancy nausea (because morning sickness is not a valid title when it is throughout the day) and food aversions have left me locked up in the bedroom with the door open while my husband cooks dinner – for himself.

I hesitate to call what I have been eating “cravings;” I see it more as non food aversions. It’s not that I’m craving over-processed food, it’s that these are the only foods that sound even remotely palatable and don’t make me sick to eat or think about. It is usually only  a couple items that don’t make me sick and it changes every 1-3 days.

Here are a few foods I am ashamed to even have in my house, let alone consume:

  • Graham crackers
  • Frozen waffles
  • French bread pizzas
  • Corn dogs
  • Frozen lasagna
  • White bagels with strawberry cream cheese
  • Poptarts
  • White bread dinner rolls

If you remember, I was doing the Whole30 Paleo Challenge. That lasted 2 weeks; the week before my period was due, and the week after we found out I was pregnant. At approximately 6 weeks I no longer wanted vegetables, meat,eggs or nuts. Even thinking about these foods made me sick – and that was the majority of what I was eating! My diet these last 4-5 weeks has made the Primal/Weston A Price lifestyle in me cringe! At least I have been able to eat apples, oranges and bananas!

Luckily this last week my nausea and food aversions have subsided a bit and probably will be improving even more as time goes on. Although it’s still not stellar, I was able to enjoy homemade green sauce chicken enchiladas last night for dinner and cinnamon toast for breakfast.

The other day I read Food Renegade’s old post: Pregnancy Cravings Make No sense and all the notes and it made me feel a little better.

Hopefully I will be able to nutritionally redeem myself during the second and third trimester!

 

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