Your question about whether it is safe to have only ginger ale while you are pregnant worries me. It is definitely not good for the baby nor for you. Are you restricting your calories because you are afraid to gain weight? Or are you dealing with food cravings and aversions that make you want to stay with only gingerale?
Pregnancy is a time of hormones gone wild: the increases in estrogen, progesterone and human chorionic gonadotropin lead to insomnia, mood disturbances and food cravings. At the very least, the pregnant woman still have abnormal taste and smell perception, which leads to the intense desire for some foods and aversion to others.
Having abnormal food cravings in pregnancy is very normal: one South African study showed that up to 84% of pregnant women have some kind of food craving. It does not mean you are a food addict if you are wolfing down sugars, fats and sour foods uncontrollably - or soda like gingerale. It is an example of how hormones can strongly dictate appetite. Typical foods that pregnant (and premenstrual) women share are chocolate, pizza, cheese, even ice, and in some cases mud or dirt or cigarette butts. These cravings, that can be contrary to a women’s usual diet, occur most often in the first trimester.
Please remember that you are eating now for yourself and your baby. It is important to eat nutritious foods for the healthy development of the fetus; this includes important proteins and fats that are required for healthy brain and organ development for your baby. This is especially the case in the first trimester - what you are in now at 8 weeks.
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