Jennifer Chait, 07/27/11
Junk food often sounds tasty during pregnancy, however, it's not healthy to give in to too many sugary, high fat and otherwise unhealthy pregnancy cravings. Junk food, such as candy, soda, fast food and so on often lacks important nutrients you need, can pack on the pounds, and it isn't healthy for you or your growing baby. On the flip side, it's not practical to avoid junk food entirely or to never give in to your pregnancy cravings. Most pregnant women get cravings, and if you happen to have a hankering for "junk food" then it's okay to give in once in a while, so long as you pay attention to portion sizes and your overall nutritional picture.