Ok, I don't mean "weird things" like chalk or dirt lol I mean normal things that you're just not supposed to eat while you're pregnant. I've been craving sushi, but California rolls will do - I just worry that maybe with them being 'prepared' in the same area as the other sushi that there could be cross contamination... ALSO I've been craving a turkey and cheese sub from Port of Subs big time, but ever since I read about Listeria I haven't been able to bring myself to eat any deli meat. They say if you warm up the meat to steaming first it's ok but I want it cold! I didn't avoid cold cut sandwiches during my pregnancy with DS and I was fine.
Anyone else craving things they shouldn't have? And are you secretly giving in or eating things that are recommended not to eat anyway?
As long as the deli meat is heated up its fine. It kicks the listeria.
I don't know, I'm pretty relaxed about this kind of stuff. A lot of it is a non-issue for me though, like sushi isn't available in town, I can't stomach coffee or diet pepsi anymore... That's just me though.
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You can eat sushi if it's made in a reputable restaurant. I do try to avoid listeria danger foods, but again at a really good deli? Probably going to be ok. Most blue cheese, feta cheese etc. is pasteurized here in the states. There, no guilt!
Coffee, soda, sweet tea, and wine are my biggest temptations, ugh!
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Eh, I eat it all. I've had a turkey club and a ham club (heated up deli meat is not always appetizing to me), hot dogs (obviously heated up/cooked. Cold hot dogs are gross, lol!), sushi (nothing raw, so shrimp tempura rolls). Like Jamie said, most cheeses in the US are pasturized (which kills listeria). I just can't live in a bubble and it this point, if I'm craving it, I want to eat it because not much sounds appetizing to me, lol!
I've been craving deli sandwiches too and have eaten plenty of them since finding out I'm pregnant. I asked my OB about the deli meat specifically an she said not to worry about it. Just eat it. She just recommended me to avoid salami, pepperoni, hot dogs...those high in nitrates. I actually had a hot dog a couple of days ago. I'm also trying to cut caffeine in the first tri, but will have a soda every few days. Most of what I crave is high in fat, which isn't good. Like chicken fried chicken, mac & cheese, apple pie... But I haven't given in to any of those. Yet.
Personally, a strawberry daq is sounding so good. The weird thing is, I hardly EVER drink. Just special occasions. Next time we are out maybe I will order myself a virgin daq I have also been craving fish, but have found the imitation crab is just as good. I know one serving of fish a week is ok, but if I can get away with eating the fake stuff, why not. I have limited myself pretty well to 1 caffeinated beverage a day if any at all, but I too find myself wanting a coke every now and then. When that happens, I just have my hubby split it with me
I have been cravings roast beef and swiss sandwiches. I just make them at home. Heat the meat in the microwave first and then put it in the freezer for a few minutes to cool it back down. I was so excited when my doc told me with DS2 that feta was fine as long as it wasn't straight from the goat All the feta in the grocery store is pasteurized. Good thing because I've been cravings salads with feta like crazy!
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A lot of those cheeses that you think you can't eat are actually fine (blue cheese, feta, etc.) - they're usually pasteurized, you just need to read the ingredients to make sure it specifies 'pasteurized.' I avoided these cheeses all through my first pregnancy but then learned the real truth.
I'm a veg and I crave steaks like crazy! (Normally don't miss or want meat). Also, I haven't given up coffee - never did in the past, and don't plan on it now! I do miss a glass of wine on the weekends, though. Sigh.