Third Month Tips: Don’t Get Fat!

dont_get_fatHold on, fatso! Yeah, that’s right, we’re talking to you. Being pregnant doesn’t give you license to let yourself go. You’re not “eating for two”—you’re eating for you plus a tiny proto-baby. In fact, your body will reroute all your nutrition to said baby, so you probably need to eat less than you did pre-pregnancy, just to keep that thing from growing into some sort of unbirthable (though placid) manatee.

But what’s a hungry almost-mom to do? Not snack?! Bite your tongue! (Literally: your tongue can provide you with several important nutrients.) There are all kinds of barely nutritious, calorie-light snack options that will fill the gaping void within you without turning you into a grotesque. Here are some examples!

  • 3 Apple slices drizzled with one-quarter teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2 almond-sized banana-sweetened nut clusters
  • 1 celery stick dusted in powdered sugar-substitute
  • A fistful* of raw bulgur wheat moistened with a sprinkling of pomegranate juice
  • 12 mashed raisins nestled in a porcelain espresso cup
  • A thumb-sized hill of shredded coconut mixed with all the pencil shavings you can eat!

(*Please use child’s fist  for measurement.)

Things that will nauseate you...

...during your first trimester:


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