Does your pregnancy diet measure up?

Filed under: Just For Moms, Your Pregnancy

When my BabyCenter.com email showed up the other day, I took one look at the subject line "Does your pregnancy diet measure up" and forwarded it to my best friend. "I don't even have to open this," I wrote, "I know it probably does not."

My best friend, being a little bit pregnant herself, wrote back saying she had done the quiz in the newsletter and was surprised by her positive results. No way, I thought. So of course I had to go and do it. You know what? It wasn't that bad. I got 15 out of 18 on the quiz, though between you and me there's no way I'm getting 7 servings of fruit and veg in a day. Are they for real?

I remember how much I obsessed over the books and websites, the Dos and Don'ts the first time around. So I dove deeper into the vacuum that is the BabyCenter.com site and found this list of what I should be eating. Unfortunately, reading about healthy foods just made me crave ice cream. Oh, but BabyCenter has that covered too. Foiled again. While their list of suggestions for junk food alternatives made sense, I highly doubt that a graham cracker covered in peanut butter is going to satisfy my brain when it wants a Double Stuf. And where's the alternative to the fast food burger and fries combo?

What about you? Are you finding it hard to eat right? (You can tell me, I won't judge. I'm eating double fudge brownie ice cream right now and licking up the bits that are dripping onto my laptop.)

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.