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<p>I'm hungry and mildly nauseous at the same time. I know I need to eat but can't find anything that appeals to me. I can't eat protein at all. I've tried but I just can't swallow it. I end up spitting it out. I don't even want sweets and I usually have a humongous sweet tooth. It's toast for breakfast, maybe an apple a little later. I did manage to eat a mini bagel with cream cheese but that's not much protein. I don't think I really had anything for lunch or dinner. Oh, yeah, I had a bowl of peanut butter flavored cereal. I tried to eat a half a peanut butter and jelly sandwich but I couldn't get it down. Sometimes I can drink hot chocolate. I have crackers and ginger snap cookies and ginger ale and ginger tea.</p>
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<p>What do you all keep on hand to eat when nothing seems good?</p>
 

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<p>how about a shake?</p>
 

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<p>Have you tried hard-boiled eggs?  Normally they gross me out a little, but lately they're like a lifesaver. </p>
 

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<p>Honestly nausea and food aversions are so personal it would be hard to give you advice.  However, I will anyway. ;)  With my first DD I ate applesauce, crackers and pudding.  This time around those don't sound very good!  But juice does.  I also try to think about possible foods in my kitchen (not look at them, that can cause too much gagging).  If the thought of the food doesn't make me gag then I go for it.  Not the most scientific approach but it's working so far.  I've also been wearing my seabands a lot which has cut down the nausea.  </p>
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<p>Good luck!</p>
 

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<p>How about some roasted veggies or chickpeas?</p>
 

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<p>This is not so much a food recommendation, but a nausea remedy I read about today.  Last night I randomly had some kind of salad that had a lot of vinegar and it seemed to make my stomach feel better.  Than today I looked it up and it has worked for others too.</p>
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<p>"Drinking on teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in 8 oz. of warm water first thing in the morning.  The vinegar neutralizes the excess stomach acid."</p>
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<p>Oh, and the hard boiled eggs have been working for me too.</p>
 

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<p>I start my day with hot water and apple cider vinegar and a tiny bit of raw honey. Some days I make a ginger miso soup. I know, it's gross and not much appeals. Salads and protein do make me feel better. I am also taking B6 several times daily and that helps a lot- the all day sickness is still there but it's lessened somewhat. </p>
 

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<p>I tried hard-boiled eggs. As soon as I took a bite and started chewing I felt awful. I couldn't swallow it and had to spit it out. LOL When I was pg with ds2 I lived off ginger snap cookies and peppermint tea for the first 11w but that doesn't seem to be helping this time.</p>
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<p>Ginger miso soup sounds good. A milkshake might work, too, since I can drink hot chocolate milk. I looked at the ice cream when I was at the grocery store but didn't get any because it's been so cold here. Who wants ice cream when it's freezing? Liquids seem to be the thing for me this time. Sometimes just the idea of chewing something makes me retch.</p>
 

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<p>I've been having the same kind of aversion to protein... Especially hard core animal protein. Thing is WHEN I can make myself eat it the nausea is better for a good bit. I've never liked chicken but now that's the one meat that doesn't make me gag just thinking of it. Eggs were just awful but then I had this notion I may be able to handle them poached - because they'd be less oily and heavy or something. Tried that this morning and actually got 2 in me! Then this afternoon I craved a hamburger and before talking myself out of it stopped and bought one at the healthfood store and ate it immediately. So today's been a good day... Yesterday I think all I ate was peanut butter and toast. Cheese was the answer for awhile, sometimes yogurt, but neither make me jump up and down anymore. Anything soy-based makes me want to run. I tried smoothies and they made me puke. Cashews seem ok but other nuts not so much. Though, desperate for something to have on hand with me, I made my own granola bars last weekend and those have been very successful: oats, peanut butter, sesame seeds, coconut, carob chips, raisins, brown rice syrup. I can at least get a mouthful down at a time which will usually stave off the nausea enough and prepare my body to eat a bit more later. White, crusty, sourdough bakery bread is my latest obsession. No matter how I'm feeling I can eat that. With lots of butter. Since I was a veg for 20 yrs and usually eat minimal dairy and wheat products this is all very weird! But I'm going with it. Oh yeah, on Thanksgiving I was so nauseous and all my body wanted was chocolate ice cream. I went with it and ate a pint of organic chocolate yumminess. Magic! Nausea gone and I was able to eat Thanksgiving dinner!  My current MO is to eat according to my cravings and only sensor them if I should find myself wanting oreos and donuts every hour. It also seems the best way to get protein in me - grabbing whatever I crave when I crave it so it gets in me in case another such craving takes another week to come on. Sucking on little fruit-sweetened candies has really helped too. Keep in my pocket at all time. Will actually sooth my tummy enough to be able to eat. Oh, and drinking Ginger Kombucha. It's fizzy but vinegary and feels nourishing - lots of folic acid and b vits. Honey/lemon water works when I wake up sick at night for some reason. And eating something at least once in the middle of the night makes the morning easier. Have also had good success with taking homeopathic remedies for the nausea. Was to the puking point then found the right remedy and it's been manageable ever since. Sorry I wrote so much but I just joined the forum and am excited to be here!!!</p>
 

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I've found that munching a few almonds helps me through the afternoon.<br><br>
In the morning, on the other hand, nothing seems to make me feel better. Getting DD's breakfast together is just about more than I can handle.<br><br>
Anyone else given up on taking a prenatal vitamin for now? I just <i>can't</i> swallow them.
 

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<p>I wish I had some cravings. At least then I'd be eating something. As it is, I have to nibble on whatever I can manage.</p>
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<p>I haven't completely given up on taking my prenatal but it is hard. I have to take lots of pills every day. I'm down to about half of them, just the bare minimum required. I can't think about it too much or I won't be able to take them.</p>
 

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<p>I am having a weird aversion and it is making it very difficult to use up leftovers.  Anything I have had in the past 24 hours, the thought of it makes me so nauseous, even if I was craving it at the time that I ate it.</p>
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<p>The only thing that has been ok for me is triscuits with sharp cheddar cheese.  Which is weird because I hate triscuits!  I also had a half a jar of bread and butter pickles the other day for lunch.  I wanted dill but we didn't have any.  Now that the pickles are gone, if I get a craving for pickles I am going to have to resort to eating relish out of the jar till I get to the store.  ha!</p>
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<p>I have been just experimenting with what i can keep down.. it isn't much.  I am down 8 lbs.  :(</p>
 

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<p>I had the worst time with morning sickness and food aversions with my 3rd pregnancy.  </p>
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<p>Have you tried quinoa?  It's pretty neutral like rice, but chock full of protein and even better news is that it's a complete protein!  You could flavor it however sounds most appealing to you, as a hot cereal, or with butter and cinnamon sugar, or with just a bit of butter and salt, or whatever. </p>
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<p>I also ate a lot of bean and cheese burritos.  I made them very simply because I couldn't manage anything else.  Open a can of beans, drain, rinse, throw them on a small flour tortilla, cover with choice of cheese and nuke in the microwave.  I wouldn't normally make burritos that way or even use the microwave, but you do what you have to do when you're having that much trouble with food.</p>
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<p>Larabars were also a lifesaver.  And even Luna bars, though I think Larabars are more nutritious and have more protein, but if the Luna bars sound appetizing to you grab a few of those to keep on hand too.  Clif bars have more protein than Luna bars but I didn't like any of them.  Maybe you would.</p>
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<p>My mw said that if I was going to be eating toast and cereal (because I ate a lot of that too) that it should be Ezekial bread or cereal since it's much more nutritious.  If you can afford that I'd recommend it.  If not, try to find cereals and breads with higher protein count.  Maybe put some peanut butter on your toast.  Or try cutting your apple into slices and eating it with peanut butter.</p>
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<p>At the end of the day just do the best you can.  The more protein you eat the better you will feel, but I never ate as much as the midwives wanted me to.  I can't stand meat when I'm pregnant (it physically makes me ill, I think it's too hard to digest).  If you drink gingerale, try to get a good brand from the HFS with real ginger in it.</p>
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<p>Also the Traditional Medicinals pregnancy tea always helped to calm my stomach as well.  HTH!</p>
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<p>every food everyone mentioned made my stomach turn a little. OP you and I are in the same boat. I fee hungry, but I can't even think about food. I was like this last time too. But not as bad, it's worse now. :(</p>
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<p>I have found that it's better if I just not buy anything, and go to the grocery frequently. Like, every day <span><img alt="redface.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif"> whatever sounds good that second, is the only thing I can eat. Like right now I want nachos. DS and I are about to head out to Kroger for some tortilla chips and cheese. Luckily I have garden salsa from the garden last year</span> <span><img alt="eat.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eat.gif"> If I don't get nachos, I won't eat. Period.</span></p>
 

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<p>It is good for me to hear your suggestions, I have been have the same issue.  I get hungry but everything turns my stomach.  And then I get so worried that I'm not getting enough of the right things for the baby.  I have been worried about fluids too.  Water really turns my stomach too! </p>
 

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<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>EllaWW</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284830/can-t-find-anything-to-eat#post_16112723"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>what are sea bands?</p>
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<br><br><p>It is a set of fabric wrist bands that have a little button that presses a pressure point on your wrist that is supposed to help with motion sickness and morning sickness. I got a pair at Whole Foods but I have seen them at Walgreen's as well. I tried them but the day that I wore them all day, I had the worst headache I've had the whole pregnancy. I haven't worn them since.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kriket</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284830/can-t-find-anything-to-eat#post_16111226"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>every food everyone mentioned made my stomach turn a little. OP you and I are in the same boat. I fee hungry, but I can't even think about food. I was like this last time too. But not as bad, it's worse now. :(</p>
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<p>I have found that it's better if I just not buy anything, and go to the grocery frequently. Like, every day <span><img alt="redface.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif"> whatever sounds good that second, is the only thing I can eat. Like right now I want nachos. DS and I are about to head out to Kroger for some tortilla chips and cheese. Luckily I have garden salsa from the garden last year</span> <span><img alt="eat.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eat.gif"> If I don't get nachos, I won't eat. Period.</span></p>
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<p>I'm kind of like you!  It seems the only thing that makes me feel better is eating the exact thing I am craving.  The other night I actually had vivid dreams that kept waking me up all night, about hot cooked spinach, and I found some frozen spinach in my freezer and that's what I ate for breakfast.  So weird.  I have some really good cheddar cheese but I really want mozzerella string cheese right now and cheddar is just not the same, so I'll probably make a trip to the store later.</p>
 

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<p>I'm having the same problems with this one. However, I force myself to eat. It works, but most days afterwards I just want to lie around.</p>
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<p>I have gotten used to eating breakfast, though. Lunch and dinner are a struggle.</p>
 

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<p>DDCC. I've been having the same problem too, especially a few weeks ago. I would have to force myself to eat because I was so hungry, and then I couldn't stand to look that food in the eye.</p>
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<p>Hummus and spreadable cheese have been pretty good for me. I have to keep varying what I eat or I get sick of it.</p>
 
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