Cravings & Aversions

The last time I was pregnant, I remember telling everyone within earshot that I had ZERO cravings. I remember talking a whole lot of smack about how pregnancy cravings were nothing but a myth created in Hollywood to sell romantic comedies. “Pshhhhh! Cravings? What cravings?!” I scoffed.  

Fast forward to this pregnancy and I don’t know who I am anymore. I have completely lost all semblance of self-control when it comes to food. I have had milkshakes for breakfast, lunch AND dinner on more than one occasion. I have made Mr. Big leave the house at the crack of dawn to go and get me bhajias (with 3 bags of chili sauce!). I have had such a strong urge to eat beer battered fish that I once left work early to go shop for ingredients before speeding home and launching into a fish frying frenzy.

And ofcourse, it’s just my luck that a company like Gregos came into my life when I am powerless to resist their meaty goodness. Have you tried their Mbuzi sausages? Omg.


And how erratic are these cravings?! What satisfies my craving today might literally make me gag in disgust tomorrow. Overnight, I develop strong aversions to things that I used to love, like marinara sauce! And hard-boiled eggs! (If you’re planning a food date with me, prepare yourself for a frantic call an hour before our meeting time begging for a change in venue because I suddenly NEED to eat Pad Thai Noodles or cannot fathom being anywhere near the stench of pizza)

I would love to say that I’m happily going with the flow but alas, I find myself constantly fighting nagging guilt about all of this indulgence (my Snapchat videos oscillate unpredictably between “OMG, YUM!” and “WHAT HAVE I DONE?”). On one hand, I want to take advantage of one of the few perks of pregnancy; Namely, I can eat whatever I want without thinking about my problematic waist line, mostly because I don’t have a waist line anymore. But on the other hand, I don’t want to go too far with my binge, gain 300 kilos and then find myself joining the Flat Tummy Tea cult of wishful thinking.

But HOW can I resist these golden, freshly made, delicious crisps from Crunchy & Yummy when they can be DELIVERED to my house?


So I have reached a decision, and that is to allow myself a little more indulgence than I did pre-pregnancy while attempting not to go completely overboard. This means making some compromises…like having fried chicken only once PER DAY, and limiting my weekly allowance of fries and bhajias to 3 times per week (Fries and bhajias on Mondays, public holidays and at lunch buffets do not count towards this weekly quota).


Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m headed out to KFC for lunch because I’m dying for a Sweet Chili wrap with a Fanta Passion on the side.


5 Comments on Cravings & Aversions

  1. Caroline Muthoni
    July 18, 2016 at 12:57 pm (2 years ago)

    😂😂Pregnancy is good for you. Making me smile alone.
    keep going 👊!

  2. Wairimu
    July 18, 2016 at 1:04 pm (2 years ago)

    The Mr.Big pseudonym reminds me of sex and the city.You’ve got great taste in cravings.Next time I get pregnant,if i do,my baby should get such a memo.My little one drove me to pencils and other abstract things.Congratulations!

  3. Deb
    July 18, 2016 at 1:12 pm (2 years ago)

    My first pregnancy I ate bananas and fries daily, someone told me I’d get fat and have a big baby and I freaked out and I stopped eating. I went home and my mum had my bananas and fries ready and she was like child just eat, don’t listen to the voices Lool. So just eat.

  4. Charles Kibinda Mburu
    July 18, 2016 at 2:44 pm (2 years ago)

    I have a strong feeling that this is time, Ella has a brother. Also, should you feel the urge to eat soil, iron filings or rocks, there’s this new building that is coming up next to our office. I could hook you up! 😉

  5. DanitaDarling
    July 24, 2016 at 4:58 pm (2 years ago)

    I like your compromises in regards to Fries and Bhajias!😂
    Not that its your fault that Crunchy and Yummy does home deliveries anyway! Luckily your system knows how to switch it up by having cravings turn into aversions in mere 24 hours!


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