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How Not to Fall Victim to Katherine Heigl's Pregnancy Cravings

Her sweet tooth came out of nowhere.
PUBLISHED ON 08/11/2016

Katherine Heigl: Back away from the donuts!

The actress fessed up to her all-consuming pregnancy craving in an interview for her new TV drama, Doubt, on Wednesday night. While she says she’s become a sucker for anything sweet, donuts take the cake, so to speak.

“The sugar thing has been really bad, and I'm not generally a sugar person,” Heigl says. “I don't know if you've been on sets much but they always have craft service and they have, like, three boxes of donuts every day. I just try to take a bite or two or six.”

It doesn’t end there.

"I mean, on occasion I'll have dessert, but every day—I mean, if you put a cinnamon roll in front of me, it could get ugly."

The tenacity of cravings is a new experience for Heigl; While she’s already mom to two girls, Adelaide Marie Hope, 4, and Naleigh Moon, 7, this is her first pregnancy. So far, it’s been smooth sailing.

"I feel great! I am very, very grateful,” she says. I've had a really easy—knock on wood—pregnancy so far. Just tired and hungry.”

It’s just fine to indulge in a sweet treat now and then. But you’ll want to substitute some healthy alternatives in for those recurring junk food cravings. We can help.

If you’re craving candy:

Mangoes, bananas and grapes are among the sweetest fruits, and deliver fiber and nutrients such as potassium and vitamins A and C.

If you’re craving ice cream:

Try frozen yogurt or real fruit sorbets instead, which still provide calcium and vitamin C.

If you’re craving pizza:

Go heavy on the vegetables: Olives, mushrooms, zucchini and bell peppers add fiber and are rich in nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium. Opting for whole wheat crust can lessen the guilt.

If you’re craving french fries:

Go for sweet potato fries. Sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index than white potatoes, so they may make you feel fuller longer. If you’re making them at home, toss the sweet potatoes with a little olive oil and salt and bake them instead of frying.

H/T E! News