Get in My Belly

Tackling your most intense food pregnancy cravings with holistic nutrition coach Amy Height.

Cravings [noun]: intense desires occurring during pregnancy for specific–and often strange–foods, courtesy of shifting hormones, nutrient deficiencies, or the mind seeking calmness.

Pregnancy is often a period of time when our relationship with food becomes complicated. Whether or not you’ve had a troubled relationship with food in the past, it can be tough to find the line between indulging a craving reasonably and overdoing it — both on the mind and the body.

The human body is an incredible machine: it has all kinds of ways to communicate its needs, so it’s to our benefit to listen to its signals. Sometimes you just need a cheeseburger (and any mama who’s been around the block knows that nothing is going to come between you and that cheeseburger). And you should give yourself permission to listen to what your body asks for.

But sometimes your body is craving something more specific that you might be able to fulfill in other ways. Determine where the need stems from, and seek out healthful options to nourish not only your body but your mind, too.

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Amy Height

Amy Height

Amy Height is the founder of From the Ground Up Wellness, a holistic nutrition and life coaching practice aimed at helping women rebuild a nourishing relationship with food, from pre-pregnancy to pregnancy and beyond. She is an avid home cook and triathlete with a passion for getting messy in the kitchen. She is also co-founder of the Vive Detox, a whole-life food-based reset to kickstart weight loss and boost immune function. For recipes and more ideas on living your most vibrant life, please visit fromthegroundupwellness.com.

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