Nothing changes your life like having kids. And kids can cause major changes to your diet if you’re not careful. From the moment in pregnancy when that queasiness starts and the only thing you can stomach is carbs to that postpartum ravenous hunger that can’t be squelched. Then there are the toddler years and snacks 24/7 and…you get the idea.
For me, pregnancy cravings were ferocious. If left unsatisfied, my brain was convinced that my baby was missing a key nutrient that could only be found in s’mores. I tried to keep my splurges in moderation, but there is just no arguing with pregnant hunger. Now that I’ve got two kids ages 3 and under, it’s all too easy to fall into their snack-all-day eating habits. I’ve found myself reaching for sweets as an afternoon pick-me-up. And it’s easy to outsmart a kid to steal a nugget or three (Is that Elmo!?).
But knowing the mommy diet pitfalls can help you be aware of what to watch out for when it comes to your post-baby nutrition habits so that you only have to worry about the pregnancy weight—not any pounds you gain from eating too many goldfish crackers!
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