It's a Sweet Pregnancy for Alison Sweeney

08/30/2008 at 06:00 PM ET
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When a woman is pregnant, you never know what cravings she’ll experience! In Alison Sweeney‘s case, all she wants is sweets — the total opposite of her first pregnancy, where she craved "savory things," she told People at an auction of celeb-donated jeans for Clothes Off Our Back on Tuesday, August 26th. Her doctor recommended that Alison purchase fruit from the local farmer’s market to help fight that sweet tooth, so the Days of Our Lives actress bought a cantaloupe but "I had to stop myself from eating the whole thing. I cut it up and put it in this big bowl and then next thing I knew, half of it was gone." The Biggest Loser host is just excited that she is finally able to look at food and not get sick because the morning sickness "was brutal" during those first few months of pregnancy, so much so that Alison couldn’t eat her favorite foods.

"I would order my favorite things from restaurants, and I would get it and say, ‘Get that thing away from me.’ Grilled chicken or tomatoes would be the worst. I would tell my husband to get it away from me. All I wanted was Cheerios –- it was all I could eat for two months."

Now that 31-year-old’s morning sickness has subsided, she’s focusing on staying healthy during her final expectant months. Alison knows that pregnancy is "really the only time in your life that you’re supposed to gain weight," but she thinks that people sometimes forget that even though you are eating for two that "it’s not the same — you have to remember that one of the two is only five ounces." To make sure that she doesn’t gain too much weight, Alison is taking a spinning class taught by The Biggest Loser costar Bob Harper. In fact, she is "addicted to that" because "everyday is different, and you can shake it up every day."

Alison and her husband Dave Sanov are also parents to son Benjamin Edward, 3 ½.  They expect their baby girl on January 20th.

Source: People

Did you experience cravings while pregnant? If so, what?

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NIxx on

I understand what Alison is saying about wanting to eat the whole cantaloupe! I am pregnant with my 5th child right now (due Sept 8th) and my whole pregnancy I’ve loved homemade lemonade. The last couple of weeks I’ve been eating pluots like mad too.

Tricia on

I had to have a slice or two of plain cheese pizza (in addition to 3 meals a day), which was weird because I always liked pizza with mushrooms, olives, pepperoni, etc. Anyway, to this day, my now-teenage son consumes great quantities of . . . plain cheese pizza!

Stacey on

I craved sweets also when I was pregnant with my daughter. And jalapenos…weird, I know!

Dana on

Breakfast foods! Pancakes, sausage, eggs, grits, orange juice. All the time. We had to hit up Waffle House quite a few times with both pregnancies at 3 a.m.

tone on

When i was pregnant all I wanted was noodles and corn mixed together. And cereal.

RahRah on

I craved nothing with my first, wanted onions on EVERYTHING with my second and TONS of chocolate with my 3rd. Crazy how it was so different with each pregnancy.

Tasha on

I’m currently 14 weeks pregnant with my second child and I seriously can’t get enough sour gummy worms! I was never one to eat any candy before either, it’s so weird. Maybe this means this one is a girl😛

Donna on

I craved Fudge and actually would take it to my doctor visits with me. I only gained 20 lbs.s my entire pregnancy and the doctor stills doesn’t understand why. I ate it by the pound and now my son can’t eat it because it makes him break out. He tells me it is my fault because I ate so much of it when I was pregnant with him.

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