21 Jun 2023 | 6 min Read
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Ever since her pregnancy announcement, Telly Town’s beloved actor, Dipika Kakar, has kept her fans updated about her health and journey through regular vlogs on YouTube. A month back, the mum-to-be revealed that she has been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and recently, Dipika opened up about her struggles with third trimester pregnancy cravings on her channel.
Read on as we tell you more about what Dipika had to say about her pregnancy cravings and the health tips she follows. We also discuss the possible causes of third trimester pregnancy cravings and ways to control them.
Dipika Kakar and her husband Shoaib Ibrahim are currently in the process of shifting to their new house. In the latest YouTube vlog, updated on their channel, the couple talked about buying new furniture and decor, and were seen going to a store for that purpose.
After shopping, the couple went for lunch, and while Shoaib enjoyed a plate of vada pav, Dipika revealed that she has to stay away from all kinds of junk food, even if she craves them.
The new mum revealed, “I am on a strict diet because I have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and can only have homemade food right now. I have also been advised to eat a lot of protein-rich foods and drink plenty of water to maintain my health.”
In the same video, Dipika can also be seen resisting a bottle of mango smoothie and said that she has already made a list of foods that she is going to eat after delivering her baby.
The mum-to-be ended by saying that while she is craving a lot of foods during this time, but has no choice except for resisting them. Dipika said, “I am trying to stay active until the end, as long as I am comfortable. I am also filling my meals with nutritious items like yogurt, salad, and chapatis, and have healthy snacks in between to deal with my increased hunger.”
Ahead, we discuss the possible causes of third trimester pregnancy cravings and healthy ways to control them.
The exact reason for pregnancy cravings is still unknown. However, experts have concluded certain theoretical causes that contribute to food cravings during pregnancy.
The following tips will help you control and manage your food cravings during pregnancy.
As Dipika said, try to fill your meals with nutritious-enriched foods to beat your third trimester pregnancy cravings and have homemade meals to avoid stomach issues. Food cravings are a part of your pregnancy journey and are mainly caused due to hormonal imbalances.
If you feel that your pregnancy cravings are occurring due to a dietary deficiency, then don’t hesitate to speak to your healthcare provider, as they can conduct a full-body examination to determine the exact cause of your food cravings and administer proper supplements and provide dietary recommendations.
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