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Food: What sounds good?

post #1 of 58
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So, are you craving anything or avoiding anything?

At only 5 weeks, I started feeling queasy on an empty stomach. That's how I felt with the last pregnancy, and I put on 10 lbs trying to avoid tossing my cookies. But now, not only do I feel queasy when I have an empty stomach, but food gives me an icky feeling and little stomach cramps when I do eat. So when I eat, it makes me sick and when I don't eat, it makes me sick. I am already doing a lot of praying for strength! I HOPE this doesn't last through 14 weeks like quesiness did with my last pregnancy or progress into not being able to keep things down or, heaven forbid, last ALL pregnancy! I'll just try to take it one meal at a time.

Currently, I am on a gluten and dairy free diet, so it's not like I'm eating Saltines and dry toast or anything. But don't let that stop you if you have a good nausea killer to share.

So far so good:
- Steak (I'm craving it and it works most of the time)
- Scrambled eggs (cooked with no spice)
- Rice (good mixed with beans)
- Apples (not super filling)
- Nuts or Nut Butter

No no:
- Garlic
- Everything (on the top list) when I'm feeling icky!

What about you?
post #2 of 58
Spicy...anything spicy. Most everything makes me nauseas at the moment if I eat more than a small amount. But I've been eaing spicy chicken wings like they are going out of style...
post #3 of 58
I want to eat sweets and eat out, LOL. I am baking a chocolate raspberry cake today. I have had a wee bit of nausea the past few days. I am really dreading the full on MS, I had to eat all the time to prevent even more severe nausea w/ my last and gained a bunch of weight. I have lost so much weight the last year, I do not want to gain a bunch now. I just reached my prepreg weight that I was when expecting my twins, first pregnancy. I worked so hard, but when you are sick a lot goes right out the window.
post #4 of 58
I have very little appetite, and usually I love to eat. My appetite has been returning over the past day or two (which terrifies me; I hope that's not a bad sign)... still, I mostly want cucumbers with vinegar and crushed red pepper. Tomatoes are good too, and apples. I really like anything cool, wet, and crunchy.

The other day I was dying for a pumpkin milkshake, absolutely obsessed, and then when I got it, I felt awful. Sigh. Missed the signal there. So even though I'd really love some pizza and/or hot wings right now, I'm hesitant to eat them. I've been leaning more toward "light and spicy," like the aforementioned veg or thin brothy soup.

I do notice that I'm eating more meat than I typically do. I don't normally eat meat every day but I am now, sometimes twice a day. Guess I need the protein. It's all healthy, grassfed, etc. so whatever my body asks for (within reason), I'll give it!
post #5 of 58
Nothing. Every time I put food in my mouth I get that awful metallic taste.
post #6 of 58
I'm not very far along yet, just shy of 5 weeks. I don't have much M/S yet-- just a general queasiness if my stomach is empty.

Right now I'm craving steak, steamed broccoli, fresh crunchy salads and apples. I usually don't eat much red meat but right now steak is so delicious. It was like this with my first pregnancy also -- I started the first trimester eating tons of red meat, and then one day M/S hit hard and even the smell of meat cooking made me sick. Hoping that doesn't happen this time.
post #7 of 58
Originally Posted by slseiswirth View Post
Nothing. Every time I put food in my mouth I get that awful metallic taste.
Oh man, me too. I have it all the time.

Today I really wanted rice pudding. It was great for a few bites but now the thought of it is complete barforama. I know I'm not feeling anything yet in regard to morning sickness but blech to it all
post #8 of 58
I've been having a little bit of queasyness here and there but it doesn't seem to be related to any particular food or type of food. I want nothing to do with sweets or chocolate, which is very strange for me, but it's not like it makes me nauseous, I just don't want it.

I've been craving anything salty or cheesy, and picnic food like potato salad. My favorite thing to eat right now is a Kashi 7-grain cracker with feta cheese and a slice of onion on top. Mmmmm. But I can't really stand the way my breath smells afterwards.
post #9 of 58

Lately i've had rice with soy sauce for lunch 3 days in a row.
and chili cheese fries best if from del taco and a bad addiction to sweet tea from mcdonalds.

post #10 of 58
I'm in the salty/cheesy crowd. I haven't had m/s yet but I'm in this cycle of feeling nauseated when I get too hungry, then when I eat, same thing. Not too badly, but just an underlying queasiness.

I've been carbs, carbs, carbs the last few days.
post #11 of 58


Originally Posted by Tumble Bumbles View Post
I'm in the salty/cheesy crowd. I haven't had m/s yet but I'm in this cycle of feeling nauseated when I get too hungry, then when I eat, same thing. Not too badly, but just an underlying queasiness.

I've been carbs, carbs, carbs the last few days.
I'm right there with you! I can't decide if I'm starving or slightly nauseous. I'm minutes away from ordering TONS of deli food...i.e. lox and bagels and cheese blintzes that will cost a fortune and probably sit here uneaten since I probably won't want them after a couple of bites and DH hates that stuff

I know I need fresh produce, but it just doesn't appeal right now. Blaaaaaaaaaa...so annoying!
post #12 of 58
Sweets are not doing it for me. I want spicy or garlicky. Indian food has been a big craving. But sometimes I just don't want to eat at all. Not nauseous, just that nothing seems palatable.
post #13 of 58
Carbs. CAAAAAARRRRRBBBS! Last time, with DD, I ended up eating two-minute noodles and little else for several weeks. Now I feel really guilty about that, so this time, so far, I've managed to keep to somewhat healthier stodge - homemade sourdough part-wholemeal bread, hotpot chock-full of potatoes, allegedly wholegrain crackers. It's not great, but it's an improvement.

I don't think they're doing much for me, though - I feel kinda bloated and overfull a lot. I was doing low-carb before this, so it's a bit of a shock to the system. But protein just seems way too flavoursome and overpowering right now. I struggled through some scrambled eggs yesterday, but they felt WAY too rich and heavy. I have been nibbling on cheese a lot, so that's something...
post #14 of 58
Nothing sounds great here, either. I eat pretty low-carb due to t2 diabetes: lots of salads, steamed veggies and lean meats, but none of it tastes good right now. I WANT carbs, but can't have 'em.
post #15 of 58
I haven't really had many cravings/aversions for particular items yet. But when I do get something in my head then I gotta have it. I have been thinking of soups quite a bit though. Maybe because I have been cold so much lately or I think it will calm down my naseated stomach. I have had nausea pretty much every day since early 5wks. It comes and goes but it's not isolated to just morning or afternoon.

My problem is that I am starving and I sit down to eat, and can only eat about 1/3 of what I used to be able to eat. It's not like the baby is pressing on my stomach or anything. So I don't know what's going on.
post #16 of 58
The nausea is generally overwhelming. I have found that a preggie pop right away helps as long as I get a bit of protein in right after it. During my second pregnancy the midwife suggested crackers and cheese whenever I felt sick. That really helped for me.

So for this one I am trying the same thing, even though it failed for baby #3. With the second and third babies I lost 15 lbs in the first tri. Hopefully that will not be on the agenda again

I crave Club crackers and Shullsburg Colby Jack cheese. Yummo.

Tonight for dinner it's Gyros. That sounds plenty protein rich. Like it may actually be palatable.
post #17 of 58
The nausea is AWFUL for me right now. Not a lot sounds appealing.
Pastries and sugary stuff is a no for me, but I crave a lot of candy. When I give in, I try to limit myself to stuff from the organic bulk store, which tends to sit much better and is overall a little better for me than a chocolate bar.

Organic halva FTW!!

One thing I've found that always makes my tummy happy is pure grapefruit juice. I LOVE it. I can't get enough of it!
post #18 of 58
I'm in the nothing sounds good group. When I do feel hungry, spicy is the way to go. Also, I've been vegetarian for 5 years and the smell of steaks cooking is just wonderful. That's a first!!! I had Indian last night and it was good. I was doing all carbs last week and haven't had one this week. Who knows. I don't feel nauseous yet, but I usually don't start that until 6 weeks. Dinner? Who knows. I'm mostly just missing my espresso and glass of wine...I really wasn't mentally prepared this time around!
post #19 of 58
I think I just ate like 10 vegetarian spring rolls, and beer
post #20 of 58
Anyone else's food preferences completely changed over night? Normally, I love veggies - lots and lots of veggies, especially greens, with a little red meat or cheese. Now all I want is junk. Mac and cheese, pizza, and fried chicken especially. I think of chicken all day long. (Normally I don't really care about chicken.) My favorite veggies just look so unappealing. I have lemon cucumbers and turnip greens, my absolute favorites, wilting in the fridge while I daydream about fried chicken with mac and cheese.

I went to friggin' Pizza Hut today. PIZZA HUT! I'm 100% organic and crunchy, I do not eat that kind of garbage. But I walked past a Pizza Hut around lunch time and I just HAD to go in there and get a personal pan.

This is really weird!
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