It’s so strange. Before getting pregnant I was a very healthy girl. Tarzan and I cooked at home and ate healthy. We ate tons of chicken breast, salmon, and veggies. Lots of salad too. It was a very rare day when we would eat fast food, cookies, cupcakes, or chips.
Being pregnant has changed me and changed my eating habits for the worst. Pregnancy nutrition, what?!
I’m not talking about wanting donuts and fried chicken constantly, because thankfully I do not. However, I can’t stand the thought of eating at home, unless it’s cereal, an egg sandwich, or a Fiber One pop tart. And that’s not one word of a lie.
Like the thought of baking chicken in the oven – Ew. Thinking about eating a salad at home – No thanks.
And I don’t have a good reason for this new way that I am. I’m not sure if it’s the thought of preparing food at home, or just the fact that I like to be lazy right now (another thing that has changed about me). It just seems so much easier to run out and pick something up, even when I could have been perfectly capable of making it at home. Weird, I know.
Not that I was this huge cook before pregnancy, but I will admit that I gave it a try. I’ve always liked the thought of cooking for a dinner party, not just for the two of us. That being said, I used to cook about 4-5 times a week and most of those nights were meals I would try from a recipe. And not food from a box. I would get all the ingredients to make things from scratch.
Oh yes, how times have changed!
Maybe deep down I just know that I should relax and take the “easy” way out now before the baby arrives since that will be a crazy time. Maybe it’s some weird thing to do with being pregnant. Or maybe I’m just lazy and I just don’t feel like it. I’m not really sure, but it’s dinner time and my mind is racing on what I will pick up and from where.
Is this normal? Did any of you go through a period like this when you were pregnant? I’m extremely curious…
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