(Closed) A Jar Full of Pickles

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

hmmm is it that your craving something salty??? maybe your iron is low or something? lol. either that or it could just be a weird craving with nothing related to your health…. the only thing i would worry about like u said is the sodium intake. too much is not good.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I’m not pregnant, but I’ve eaten a jar of pickles in a week…I do it all the time. 🙂 It’s probably not the healthiest thing in the world because of all the sodium, but I’ve been eating pickles like it’s going out of style my whole life, and I’ve never had any adverse reactions!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

mmm… pickles are totally my pms food.  Probably a little high in sodium, but once in a while won’t kill you.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You could try to make your own as well which would help limit the sodium in there!  Just get a good jar, some cucumbers, and vinegar! 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve eaten a jar of pickles in a day when I wasn’t pregnant. The only thing I would be worried about is the salt?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m pregnant and totally have the cliche pickle craving. I ate a jar of pickles in one day. I think if you don’t do it that often you’ll be fine, and as others mentioned, be aware of the sodium. Also, if you have a strong craving, it’s usually your body telling you that you need a certain kind of food or nutrient.

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

On TV the other day they were saying pickle cravings could mean you were low on vitamins and minerals (guessing sodium is all)?  They didn’t explain it, though.  I mostly craved things like blueberry muffins early on, but now I’m a total oink with 2 weeks to go.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I know I am chronically low on sodium and iodine- which is why I put a ridiculous amount of salt on my food and will go to the kitchen, shake salt onto my hand, and lick it off.  Until my doctor confirmed that I was low on salt, I avoided salting anything (based on the common myth that salt is bad for you – it varies from person to person.)  I imagine if you are craving pickles (craving, not just thinking they’d taste good), you need the salt and other nutrients in them.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I LOVE pickles, I could sit and eat a jar in a day (not pregnant). I could also sit and eat entire package of oreos. My thinking is that its better to eat the pickles rather than the cookies.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Nothing wrong with eating a lot of pickles.  I tend to be a believer that your body tells you what it needs.  Drink extra water to compensate for the extra sodium.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not pregnant and I’ve eaten a jar of pickles in 1 day. I have a serious pickle habit and am obsessed with them. I have slowed down a bit but I still eat a jar a week at least.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

“when you realized that pickles are actually vegetables” – haha!

a good alternative (IMO) is slicing up cucumbers or cutting cucumber sticks and sprinkling them with or soaking them in vinegar… you can add salt to taste – still sodium but a much more controlled intake.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I seriously want some pickles now…

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