Cravings come in all shapes, sizes and areas within our lives. While cravings can be prevalent in expectant moms, they are not just reserved during pregnancy; rather anyone can have food cravings. They are typical when we are nutritionally and/or emotionally out of balance.
When it comes to food cravings, it can be a result of many things such as:
When you find yourself craving a certain food or feeling really tired, take a minute to step back and increase your awareness on the reason why. Are feeling “out of control” and/or stressed, if so, I recommend doing some deep breathing, meditation and positive affirmations to support your emotions and body. Also, check in with what you have recently consumed, was it a lot of carbs or sugar with little to no healthy fats or protein? If so, your body may just be “asking” for some more energy and nutrients to attain balance and become more sustainable…since it remembers that sugar gave you that “quick fix” earlier, it will most likely give you a signal to want more sugar and carbs.
Melanie is the Wellness Coordinator for Willowsong Midwifery Care, a Certified Health Coach (through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and AADP), and more importantly a mom of 3 small children. She is very passionate about empowering moms and children in attaining overall health and wellness and loves supporting Willowsong Families with health classes, free initial prenatal consults, information via blogging and much more! Melanie approaches health from a holistic perspective, meaning that she believes each component of our lives creates our overall health and wellness. You are welcome to connect with Melanie anytime via email (Melanie@Food4Thoughtdm.com).
Please don’t just take Melanie’s experience…as always consult with your medical professional and your own self understanding when making health decision; Melanie is not a medical professional, a nutritionist or dietician. She does not hold a degree in medicine, dietetics, or nutrition. Melanie makes no claim to any specialized medical training, nor does she dispense medical advice or prescriptions. This content is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease, preconception or pregnancy health. It is intended to be provided for informational, educational, and self-empowerment purposes ONLY. Please consult with your doctor or wellness team if you have questions and then make your own well-informed decisions based upon what is best for your unique genetics, culture, conditions, and stage of life.