Salty. Sweet. Spicy. If you’re preggers, you could be experiencing any one of these cravings, or even all three at once. Food fancies are not a one-size-fits-all phenomenon, nor do they strike all moms-to-be—they’re really mother dependent, says Allison Tannis, MS, RHN, nutritional consultant and author of The 100 Healthiest Foods to Eat During Pregnancy. Common cravings include chips and chocolate, but they can come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from a penchant for peaches to a beckoning for bacon.
So what is it about pregnancy that can throw your taste buds into a tizzy, turning one pregnant gal into a pickle person and another into a Mexican food fanatic? The answer, says Tannis, is partly due to hormonal shifts. “Sometimes your sense of smell can heighten and turn you off of certain foods. But on the other hand, sometimes your taste buds will change and a food will seem different to you,” she explains.
A craving by another other name
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