Meghan Trainor has been craving ice cream and candy since becoming pregnant.

Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor

The 26-year-old pop star is preparing for the arrival of her first child with husband Daryl Sabara, and she's revealed how her pregnancy has influenced her eating habits.

Asked if she's developed any food cravings, Meghan replied: "Nothing weird. I just noticed that my whole life I’ve been at nighttime, 'I want a giant bowl of popcorn, I want Salty Crunch' and now I’m like, 'I really want a brownie or like Oreos, sugar...' and that’s never been me.

"I’m never like, 'Oh ice cream', and now I’m like, 'I want a tub'. Also, like candy - I want a whole thing of Gushers right now."

Despite this, Meghan has been forced to shun some of her cravings because of a health concern.

The 'All About That Bass' hitmaker told Jessie Ware's 'Table Manners' podcast: "My family, we got gestational diabetes in my family, my mom had it for a month while she was pregnant and I mentioned it to my doctor and they tested me and were like, ’Okay, your blood sugars are pretty high’. So I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m sorry - I had a Pop-Tart’ and they were like, ‘It doesn’t work like that but let’s focus on eating the right stuff and working out.'"

Meghan has subsequently made a concerted effort to eat more healthily.

The music star revealed she's recently learned how to "make sugar-free anything" following her health scare.

Meghan - who married Daryl in 2018 - said: "I got so scared so I've learnt how to make sugar-free anything.

"I’m trying to bake more. I’ve brought sugar-free candies and all that stuff ... Pop-Tarts are so good."

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