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All I want to eat is lemons with sea salt. Nothing else. I've had three already this afternoon.<br><br>
This is really impractical, because I worked out this morning, and know my body could use some protein. I had some nice veggie "fish" ready to stir fry with green beans, pineapple, lotus root, and veg "oyster" sauce. But no, that just won't do. I want salty, acidic citrus.<br><br>
I even cancelled a tutoring appointment this afternoon so I could--you guessed it--eat more lemons with salt! I have a whole bag in the fridge, which at this rate will be gone by tomorrow.<br><br>
Why can't I just crave toast, or cereal?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> you are craving WHAT??? I cannot imagine craving lemons, although my water does have to have lemon in it these days...
 

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I would just eat it. It's not an unhealthy craving.
 

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I bet I never would have thought of that combo in a million years. Is it good? I mean, if you weren't pregnant, do you think you'd think it was good? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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It's so good! The salt makes the lemons somehow less sour, like sprinkling a bit of it on grapefruit to intensify the sweetness. And if you've ever had salt-preserved lemons, the Moroccan condiment, or Indian lemon pickle, it's very similar. I love sour things, so pre-pregnancy, I actually ate it quite often.<br><br>
I was able to get down some regular food (after another lemon). But I agree, the baby needed it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Think margaritas with a salt-dipped rim.<br><br>
I can see the appeal but <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> *pucker* A hardline dental conservative would tell you to be careful because your enamel will start to thin and lead to problems later and suggest drinking your salty lemon juice through a straw to avoid your teeth coming in contact with so much acid.... and to that hardline dental conservative, I would say "suck a lemon!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Interesting craving! I'd rather have that lovely stir-fry you described, though.<br>
The lemon with salt thing sort of reminds me of this friend I had in elementary school who said pickles dipped in salt were fantastic. So I tried it. I think it took about 7 or 8 years before I could eat pickles again.
 

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I have a hispanic friend who eats lemons and limes with salt on them ALL the time. Her 8 month old even enjoys eating them (ftr, I have no idea if babies are suppose to have lemons/limes, but my friend feeds her dd everything under the sun and anything I say to her won't stop her.) Anyway, they are seriously like candy to her. She says all the hispanics eat them like that.
 

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Sour things are supposed to help curb morning sickness.<br><br>
I wouldn't worry unless it truly gets so bad you're depriving yourself of anything else... then I would start thinking that maybe you have a vitamin deficiency and call your midwife or OB.
 

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can you ADD lemons and salt to other foods then eat them?????<br><br>
a lot of lemon and a lot of salt??????<br><br>
Aimee
 

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I never thought of it as a cultural phenomenon, but you're right; growning up, my friends and I all ate <i>saladitos</i>: dried, salted plums covered in chili. We preferred them to sweets.<br><br>
And come to think of it, I tend to gravitate toward foods that have salty, acidic flavors: hummus, veg ceviche, loads of ethnic stuff...even foods like mango get doused with lime, salt, and chili. The thought of anything bland right now makes me want to run for the toilet.
 

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that is so funny! Much better than my cravings. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Although the number one thing I'm craving is garden-fresh veggies...they have such a different flavor. Come on July!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I never thought of it as a cultural phenomenon, but you're right; growning up, my friends and I all ate <i>saladitos</i>: dried, salted plums covered in chili. We preferred them to sweets.<br><br>
And come to think of it, I tend to gravitate toward foods that have salty, acidic flavors: hummus, veg ceviche, loads of ethnic stuff...even foods like mango get doused with lime, salt, and chili. The thought of anything bland right now makes me want to run for the toilet.</div>
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Oooh, now I want one of those mango lollipops covered in chili and salt. Or a mango chili popsicle like I had one time.
 

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OHHH I think that sounds wonderful! all you are missing is teh tequila shot before!! (kidding!) I love sour, salt, vinegar stuff and esp now.. I will have to scout up some of htose morrocan stuff mentioned.. I don't see a prob at all eating it but I guess eventually some protein has to be considered.. now I want a lemon...
 
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