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I am super nauseous and bracing myself for a third HG pregnancy. However, so far, I haven't thrown up at 6 weeks and 3 days. My nausea is 24/7, unrelenting. Everything makes me gag. BUT, if someone else prepares food for me then it suddenly seems appetizing and I can get it down. I rarely eat fast food (Chipotle usually) but now I am craving everything fast food; Arby's roast beef sandwiches and pastries, McDonald's fries, Chick-Fil-A sandwich and waffle fries, Dairy Queen cheeseburger, Burger King bacon cheeseburger, egg rolls and crab rangoon....I want cheese, bread, bacon and fries!!!!


Now, normally I eat a lot of greens and I juice most days. I get my fill of healthy fats. I know my way around the kitchen in order to make healthy stuff taste great. But I can't get up to do it. All I can think about is stuff that comes from a drive thru. My last 4 meals were fast food. Have any of you ever been this sick with a pregnancy and just had to eat whatever your body wouldn't throw up? Did you gain a bunch of weight? I'm already feeling pretty awful about myself and my lack of showers, messy hair, dumpy mood. This is so depressing!
 

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I am totally with you! I don't want to fix anything because I'm afraid of the smells, but watching food on TV I'm like "I could eat that!" Chipotle is probably the freshest and best fast food you can do, so definitely go there if your budget allows. They are almost entirely GMO free, too.

I also have not been doing my smoothies (well, I do fruit ones, but haven't been adding the kale and other greens) or lemon water. I can't wait until the nausea subsides so I can get back to eating healthy.
 

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Right there with you ladies. Goodbye green smoothies. Hello bacon and eggs, donuts, and soda pop. So long salad lunches. Am worried bc had Gestational diabetes w/my son, and really hoping to avoid getting it again. Usually am almost grains free. Now? All I want is bread bagels pasta etc.....
 

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Same boat. I rarely eat fast food and all I can eat are potatoes and cheese and Arby's roast beef. I walk through the grocery store making a yucky face because it all makes me gag. My first pregnancy was like this. I actually lost weight first tri even though I'm pretty sure all I ate was Burger King. It got better at 15 weeks and I was back to normal.
 

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I am not eating too much fast food, but the sheer quantities of food that I have to eat to keep from being nauseous has me concerned about weight gain. Remember to eat protein every 2-3 hours. It will help with nausea and not make you want as much fast food.
 

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No nausea yet, but I'm ALWAYS hungry and most of the time nothing really sounds good. Trying to avoid sugar at all costs, because I know it will get me on a roller coaster I can't get off.

One possibility for anyone who is averse to meat and fat and/or only wants carby things - might be a cholesterol deficiency. Your body is using lots if cholesterol to make these new hormones, and it also needs cholesterol to make bile, and it will prioritize hormones over bile. Lack of bile will make you averse to meat and fat and they'll make you nauseated if you do eat them. BUT your body can manufacture cholesterol out of carbs, so you wind up craving bread/pasta/sweets because it's a way to get cholesterol without needing to use bile.

So maybe egg yolks in smoothies, also taking bile salts with fatty meals. Butter has cholesterol and is mostly short/medium chain fatty acids that don't need much bile to be utilized. So if you must eat bread, butter the heck out of it!
 

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@luckiest - Thanks for your info. I have noticed that I am only wanting to eat carbs... carbs and eggs. ;) I will look into what you mentioned about bile salts and I don't need anyone to tell me to butter my bread liberally... but now I will be less guilty about the amount of butter I use! :D Thanks again!!!
 
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It's been kind of the opposite for me this time. I can't stand the smell of bread or carby things and I just want vegetables and fruits (and all those beautiful things that chefs make on tv). Maybe I'm making more than enough bile and cholesterol. Not sure.
 

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Same. I've been craving veggies like crazy! I went to Luby's (an old person cafeteria style restaurant) last night and got a veggie plate and PACKED it with spinach. I ate so much damn spinach. It's helpful because my goal is to try not to gain any weight this pregnancy. (since I have about 30 lbs extra)
 

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@bren94. Weight is something you should talk to your care provider about... I am pretty sure that for overweight women, the recommendation is to gain 15-25 lbs. (I don't think not gaining is recommended for anyone.)

Here is a breakdown of a woman's added weight (notice, most of it ISN'T you!!):
Baby: 7-8 pounds
Placenta: 1-2 pounds
Amniotic fluid: 2 pounds
Uterus: 2 pounds
Maternal breast tissue: 2 pounds
Maternal blood : 4 pounds
Fluids in maternal tissue: 4 pounds
Maternal fat and nutrient stores: 7 pounds

My philosophy is eat healthy and your body will gain the weight it needs to function and sustain a pregnancy. Some women gain more than others and are still perfectly healthy and normal.
 

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@jodieanneanton thanks for the info! I will definitely talk to my CNM about it. I guess what I meant is that I'll be adopting a lot if healthier habits and doing that tends to cause me to shed weight pretty quickly so if I'm losing weight while gaining baby weight it might just even out. But we'll see what happens! I definitely had no intention of doing anything dangerous or unhealthy! I'll just let my body do it's thing :)
 
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@bren94 I didn't mean to imply that you would! I hope you are not offended! Sorry if I came off as preachy.
 

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I am overweight, too, by about 25 lbs. already, but I still expect to gain. Hopefully muscles to help with the other weight.

Please remember, you are not liked nor loved for how much you weigh, you are liked or loved because of who you are.
 

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@jodieanneanton thanks for the info! I will definitely talk to my CNM about it. I guess what I meant is that I'll be adopting a lot if healthier habits and doing that tends to cause me to shed weight pretty quickly so if I'm losing weight while gaining baby weight it might just even out. But we'll see what happens! I definitely had no intention of doing anything dangerous or unhealthy! I'll just let my body do it's thing :)
That is what I did with my last pregnancy. I would lose some and then gain some. I did end up gaining about 18lbs total which I felt pretty good about. I am hoping for something similar this time. However, I am eating so much to keep the nausea under control, I don't see that working the same. Oh well, I would rather gain weight than be puking all day again.
 

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@jodieanneanton no! I didn't think that at all! It's so hard to convey emotions through text accurately! I really did appreciate the info! I'm not offended in the slightest :)
@Valerie11 Oh girl, I know! My main concern is to be healthy and make sure I have a healthy baby!
 
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Yo quiero Taco Bell now that you say that. This thread is dangerous. lol.
 

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I am super nauseous and bracing myself for a third HG pregnancy. However, so far, I haven't thrown up at 6 weeks and 3 days. My nausea is 24/7, unrelenting. Everything makes me gag. BUT, if someone else prepares food for me then it suddenly seems appetizing and I can get it down. I rarely eat fast food (Chipotle usually) but now I am craving everything fast food; Arby's roast beef sandwiches and pastries, McDonald's fries, Chick-Fil-A sandwich and waffle fries, Dairy Queen cheeseburger, Burger King bacon cheeseburger, egg rolls and crab rangoon....I want cheese, bread, bacon and fries!!!!


Now, normally I eat a lot of greens and I juice most days. I get my fill of healthy fats. I know my way around the kitchen in order to make healthy stuff taste great. But I can't get up to do it. All I can think about is stuff that comes from a drive thru. My last 4 meals were fast food. Have any of you ever been this sick with a pregnancy and just had to eat whatever your body wouldn't throw up? Did you gain a bunch of weight? I'm already feeling pretty awful about myself and my lack of showers, messy hair, dumpy mood. This is so depressing!

dot-to-dot, if someone else made the food for you, could you eat it? Maybe friends could do a meal train for you? Could your partner, family member, or friend do a once a month cooking day for you so all you have to do is heat and eat? onceamonthmeals.com is my favorite resource for freezer cooking. If you look at the menus from 2011 and earlier, I think it is free.


I am sorry you are so sick. I hope it eases for you!
 

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I'm lying here in a dark bedroom, nauseated as all getout, silently repeating to myself, "Chipooooooootleeeeeeee." Oh dear. :)

The Taco Bell thing got pretty out of hand during my first pregnancy. I was a freelancer and pretty much lived in the car, so whenever my husband got in the car with me, he'd look around at the wrappers and say "Honey, please.." To which I'd generally snap, "Do you want me eating protein or not?!" It gets the nutrition where and how it can, thank you very much.
 

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My guy is concerned about the things I'm choosing to eat, too. I'm overall very healthy, but last week those darn root beer floats was all I was happy with. Actually yesterday I was really wanting root beer, too. And I had some.
He does ask that I look at the ingredients and avoid high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated schtuff, but I try to do that, anyway...

When I mentioned strawberry shortcake today, though, he had no problems with that!! I guess if my cravings align with his, we're okay?
 
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