I'm nine weeks pregnant and the sickness is coming hard and fast! Looking at, thinking about or even typing 'meat' makes me wanna hurl. All I want are McD's hash browns (well any potato product) and rich tea biscuits. I'm gonna try some avocado, mozzarella and olive oil tonight because mozzarella is the only cheese that doesn't make me queasy.
Does anyone have some recommendations to get me through this? Thanks!
Personally I would eat whatever my body was craving in the first trimester. Carbs are normally a very common craving. Your body is working very hard at the moment. Go get yourself a McDonald's and enjoy it without feeling guilty. If and when you begin to feel more human in a few weeks then you should look at a healthy eating plan which incorporates a few carbs. Congratulations by the way.
'Baby' may need nutrients, but not processed carbs and sugar. However, having said that... this early on in pregnancy especially, I'd just go with whatever your body is telling you it wants. Then, as Chally says, as the sickness wears off you can consider adjusting your diet back towards lower carb.
There is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't restrict your carb intake during pregnancy. However, I would stick to just limiting processed foods and obvious sugars; I think you can be more relaxed about the carbier veg, fruit and the odd slice of toast! Keep up the veg, water and good fats and you'll be fine.
Thank you everyone, been so sick that the thought of coming back to my own post to read about food was, well, making me sick ;) have agreed that the low-carbing is going on hold until after baby is born, otherwise I will literally eat nothing and that's worse than the carbs (such a shame as LC-ing has been really great for me, but I will enjoy eating naan bread with my curry again!).