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With DD, I never had the food aversion... just the pukies. But with this one, man, I don't even want to eat... I think I'd rather be nauseous. DH "yelled" at me last night and told me he was going to call to make sure I'm eating, so obviously he's worried, and I know I need to eat... But how do I do it?
 

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Lots of small snacks throughout the day - watch the clock and schedule the next snack for a couple hours away. It's like eating meals one item at a time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Also writing down what you eat is helpful too because it can really make it obvious if you're not getting enough and can help you plan what to eat next.<br><br>
I wasn't hungry at all for almost this entire pregnancy and have only had a week or two where I wanted to eat (baby growth spurt, I guess). I've been forced to remember to eat and the small snack things have worked pretty well.
 

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I don't know what to say.Eating is a big issue during my pregnancy. I simply don't have much appetite. My MW said I always looks hungry when she looking up the urine strip. At the same time, She said that don't understand but is working for me and the baby.<br>
Anyway, I try really hard to eat more during my two pregnancies, is a huge challenge. I'm not craving for food, not even sugary stuff.<br>
Good luck to you, and try to eat often and high in protein.
 

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I eat anything that sounds good- tart apples, raw nuts, smoothies, homemade ice cream (milk, a titch of sugar, egg, and vanilla), anything. I don't get the sugary cravings though.... hurts my teeth.<br><br>
The other day scrambled eggs sounded good so I had 5. But somedays it is a struggle to find anything to go down.
 

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I'm not that great at it. There have been a couple times so far that I've been really hungry and HAD to have something, but if I let myself I could probably go most days on a single meal.<br><br>
At the very least I try to get the basic three in... Even if nothing sounds good, I can usually find something that fits into my idea of what those three meals should be. So maybe an egg for breakfast, sandwich for lunch and then /rice with veggies and meat for dinner. I also try to keep snacky stuff on hand, but I don't really eat that much of it. Cheese sticks/string cheese is a good one.<br><br>
I try to pay attention to the clock too. So if I eat breakfast at 8:30, then I can say to myself... Ok I have to eat lunch around noon even if nothing really sounds good.
 

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For me, it's not as much about what I'm eating as what I put on it. Eggs don't sound so great, but put Tabasco on them and I'll eat a whole plateful. Play around with condiments and see if that helps at all.
 

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I agree! I can't eat just a plain egg... it's got to be scrambled with something or in some kind of egg bagel sandwich.
 

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For me it's just knowing that I *have* to eat for this babe... So I eat. I go days dreading every couple hours knowing I have to come up with something ELSE to eat when I exhausted my imagination the last time. Other days aren't that bad. I'm just not a big eater in general. BUT, this little one needs me to eat.. so even if I'm not hungry and it doesn't sound very appetizing, I eat.<br><br>
Speaking of which... I need to go find something to eat.
 

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Sometimes I'd find that eating anything remotely appealing would help me ease into the idea of eating. Like potato chips... something I never normally eat... but if they sounded good, I'd eat a few and that would settle my stomach enough to get something real and nutritional in.<br><br>
It is hard, I know, and this pg I really have done a bad job of keeping eating well.<br><br>
Other things that helped:<br>
- Small meals often<br>
- constantly eating<br>
- chewing ginger anti-nausea gum and, as soon as it's magic kicked in, eating something good for me...
 

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Nibble something pretty much constantly...keeps the nausea at bay and makes real meals more appealing (pick something or somethings healthy and that you can just sort of chew on or suck on) Leave a bowl of it out and just take a bite every five minutes.<br><br>
Drink constantly small sips...ideal if you can have water with just a drop of fruit juice in it, or a fruit flavored ice tea.<br><br>
start off meals with whatever appeals no matter how weird. Eat a bowl of icecream first if that is what it takes.<br><br>
Get nutrition in liquid form...smoothies, protein drinks, whatever works.<br><br>
I have this problem in pregnancy and man it really sucks that I ONLY have it in pregnancy. I spend the whole pregnancy trying not to lose weight and then gain it all back the moment the baby is born...even with nursing.
 

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If its not too bad, try distracting yourself while eating. The computer works for me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Oooo, scrambled eggs with grape jelly<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">
 

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That makes it worse for me. If I'm doing something else I start focusing on that and not eating.
 

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Im having a really hard time eating too. Thats actually why I logged on today, to see if anyone else was having this problem. Im well past the nausea stage, I simply do not have an appetite like 95% of the time. Ive never been an especially good eater, lots of days Im perfectly happy to just have a sandwich or less. But now its like the pressures on and I <i>have</i> to eat. My husband gets mad, I get headaches, but I just dont want to eat!!<br><br>
Sorry, guess Im not much help on this topic. But when I was nauseous, peanut butter lance crackers and ginger ale were great for me!
 

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Lol, I ate something new every day when I was in the first tri. And sometimes if I found something that didn't make me nauseous i'd eat it more than once. lol. You really do have to just experiment. Eat whatever you think will stay in your tummy. And if it doesn't... go on to the next thing. lol.
 

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This time I tried not to stress about it too much. I ate whatever sounded good or at least edible, and if that meant that I didn't eat for a whole afternoon/evening, so be it. I am fine and so is my baby. I think your body will tell you what you need, barring severe HG. (I had HG, so I did have to keep on top of things, but I think trying to force yourself to take in more calories than your body wants is only going to make things worse.)<br><br>
If you really can't eat anything, try drinking--smoothies, juices, broth, etc. For me, at least, it was easier.
 

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I am the same way. When I'm pregnant I really have no appetite, except for out of the blue for a day or two (Guess that may be a baby growth spurt). It was terrible in the beginning b/c I'd feel so sick and know I needed to eat, but I'd almost rather feel sick. What I would do is just find something that would be somewhat enjoyable and just eat a bit and start from there. The smoothie idea is a good one too. I remember really enjoying baby carrots or an apple with peanut butter.<br>
Hope you find something that sounds somewhat appealing.
 
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