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#1 (feral)epg

Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:26 PM

Hi all - wondering if it's normal to have COMPLETE shifts in food preferences already?  I'm almost constantly feeling queasy, but no vomiting (yet), but eating seems to help.
I've been not quite craving, but definitely preferring really bland carby type foods, and especially oily food - gone from almost totally vego, really health diet to wanting things like cheese toasted sandwiches, mashed potato, white bread, hot chips - instead of my normal salads etc.
And my previously rampant sweet tooth has vanished.  Have lost all desire for chocolate  ohmy.gif

How's everyone else going on the food front.

#2 (feral)epg

Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:31 PM

discovered mashed butternut for lunch today - perfect, bland but not stodgy and bit better on the fibre and vitamins front than toasted cheese sandwiches.

#3 astropossum

Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:16 PM

My food preferences are changing too.
I usually try to not eat too much bread but am loving toast & vegemite for b'fast, even had a poached egg on top today which sounds gross but was great. I'm always a cereal/LSA/yogurt/fruit girl for b'fast but dairy isn't my thing now.
I have gone off sweet stuff too - unusual as I always bake. I made some sugarless rasp/pear/oat muffins from the excellent 'Feeding the Bump" book yesterday and they hit the spot, not sweet but fruity and carby.
I am off coffee too, have cut down from 2 x day to just 1x decaf daily in last few months so its not too weird but I thought i'd keep the coffee habit going a bit longer!

I vote to rename 'morning' sickness to 'night/anytime' sickness though... mostly kicks in after dinner and all the way to bedtime.
Anyone else feeling sick.gif nauseous at night? drinking copious amounts of ginger tea - Sarah

#4 cherrycoke

Posted 14 June 2012 - 04:59 PM

I am due 19th of feb and found out  few days ago. I knew something was up before i found out as i was craving dried fruit something which i may have only eaten once or twice ever before! I also ate a wholr tub of sara lee ice cream with  my prego sister inlaw and i usually only can go 3tablespoons wink.gif

#5 Ringarosy

Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:04 AM

Congrats!!!!!!If it makes you feel more at ease, I am going through the exact same thing.!!Hope your queasiness goes.... I can't wait for it to disappear!!




QUOTE (epg @ 11/06/2012, 04:26 PM)
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Hi all - wondering if it's normal to have COMPLETE shifts in food preferences already?  I'm almost constantly feeling queasy, but no vomiting (yet), but eating seems to help.
I've been not quite craving, but definitely preferring really bland carby type foods, and especially oily food - gone from almost totally vego, really health diet to wanting things like cheese toasted sandwiches, mashed potato, white bread, hot chips - instead of my normal salads etc.
And my previously rampant sweet tooth has vanished.  Have lost all desire for chocolate  ohmy.gif

How's everyone else going on the food front.


#6 (feral)epg

Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:46 PM

QUOTE (astropossum @ 11/06/2012, 08:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My food preferences are changing too.
I usually try to not eat too much bread but am loving toast & vegemite for b'fast, even had a poached egg on top today which sounds gross but was great. I'm always a cereal/LSA/yogurt/fruit girl for b'fast but dairy isn't my thing now.
I have gone off sweet stuff too - unusual as I always bake. I made some sugarless rasp/pear/oat muffins from the excellent 'Feeding the Bump" book yesterday and they hit the spot, not sweet but fruity and carby.
I am off coffee too, have cut down from 2 x day to just 1x decaf daily in last few months so its not too weird but I thought i'd keep the coffee habit going a bit longer!

I vote to rename 'morning' sickness to 'night/anytime' sickness though... mostly kicks in after dinner and all the way to bedtime.
Anyone else feeling sick.gif nauseous at night? drinking copious amounts of ginger tea - Sarah


Totally with you on the all day sickness thing- the only time I DON"T feel sick is whilst eating and immediately afterwards. Lots of acid reflux and very dignified burping.  Yet somehow I still seem to be eating plenty.

The ginger tea was working well for the last week or so - but now I just associate it with feeling nauseous so it makes me even worse.  And I hate the taste.

Anyway I'm 8 weeks now - so hopefully only another month or so of MS (please)





#7 babyinabackpack

Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:27 PM

Whilst I consider myself pretty lucky so far on the MS front (I haven't vomited yet) I am starting to get really sick of crackers with vegemite.. Today for some reason I feel constantly hungry, but the thought of eating anything except crackers and vegemite is enough to bring on the gag reflex..
What have you ladies found that helps? (apart from crackers and vegemite of course? lol)

#8 Sunshiney

Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:09 PM

Mmmm, crackers & vegemite! wub.gif My favourite food atm

But here's what else has helped me:
- accupressure wrist bands - stopped the vomiting (though I don't wear them when sleeping & sometimes wake to vomit in the middle of the night);
- eating small amounts of protein and complex carbs every 2-3hrs, eating really slowly and chewing lots - I'm constantly eating and eating.... if I feel sick - I eat, if I don't feel like eating and it's been 2-3hrs since I last ate -I force myself to eat, and if I feel hungry - I eat;
- avoiding all sugar, refined flour and preservatives - keeping blood sugar levels steady by always eating and taking chromium & magnesium tablets (seeing a naturopath for this);
- taking high dose B6 ~300mg/day (monitored by naturopath to avoid overdose);
- before bed, eating a small piece of multigrain/rye bread or crackers with cheese and vegemite, then washing mouth with listerine to dry it out and stop the excess saliva while I'm sleeping (excess saliva was causing vomiting in middle of night and eating protein or complex carbs takes your stomach longer to digest);
- when wake in middle of night for loo, eating a small piece of bread/crackers with cheese and vegemite, and then force myself to again eat this first thing when I wake up;
- have also sometimes fallen asleep wearing accupressure wrist bands and then taken them off when I wake in the middle of the night. Chemist said I probably shouldn't wear them 24 hrs/day, but they do help get me to sleep;
- drinking sips of warm water throughout day (no water at all with meals) and add squeeze of lemon juice to it.

Things that I'm struggling with are lemon & ginger tea (used to love it, but can't stomach it now) and yoghurt (can't stand the texture - need to add lots of grains, nuts or fruit to hide the texture).  Saw a website that said some people do well with ginger tea if their nausea stops when they're warmed, but other people need cooling to stop the nausea so need peppermint tea and cool liquids.  Think I'm in the latter group 'cos I can't drink ginger tea anymore and am always craving tomatoes, citrus or juicy carrots straight out of the fridge.  

Saw a GP two weeks ago for the flu and he gave me a referral for ms meds.  But I didn't ask for one and haven't got the script filled 'cos I don't want to take any meds while PG unless absolutely necessary.

#9 Natttmumm

Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:07 AM

Feeling the same over here but with vomiting too. It's horrid and it's all day. Vegemite and saos are my thing at the moment. Then I move to toast with veg, I managed some vegetable soup too. Bring on 2nd trimester pls!
The only thing that truly helps me is sleep. Yesterday I slept nearly all day and all night. Only got up to shower and eat. I feel slightly better today after all the sleep

#10 1miss2littlemen

Posted 07 July 2012 - 05:25 PM

eating LOL what is eating?? I am keeping to doretos (plain  ones) and toast LOL I ventreued out today and had a chocolate brownie but you can forget just about anything else. DH is cooking toninight and I am hoping that I can eat LOL

#11 cuddlebud

Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:46 PM

I was the same, first 18 weeks craved carbs and went of all my favourite foods including salads (too slimey), Chinese and anything with too much flavor. Pretty much existed on mashed potato, kraft Mac n cheese which is normally a no, savoy crackers an strangely McDonalds cheeseburgers. Tried to have a banana berry smoothie every day for some fruit.

#12 (feral)epg

Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:47 PM

What is it about McDonalds that it's only edible during extreme hangovers and massive bouts of morning sickness??

#13 princessvixen

Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:33 PM

I've been pretty lucky so far.Only the had the odd day where I feel off and normally a few arrowroot bickies help with that.I'm sticking to a healthy diet with loads of fruit and vegies and lots of water.I'm also sticking to my walking as I want to keep fit for when bubs comes along.

#14 funkiamy

Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

Hi girls! im new to this as this is my first pregnancy
im hating the morning sickness as the only time i dont feel sick is when im asleep!, i puke straight after eating breakfast and puke again in the afternoon, i have realised that chewing on ice cubes help to a degree, im also having to sleep or lay down alot...like most of the day!
bring on trimester 2 is all i say to myself everyday! laughing2.gif

#15 *baby_peanut*

Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:58 PM

I am feeling the same... morning, noon and night sickness! At first it was just nausea but have recently started vomiting as well which by the way provides no relief! I am pretty much living off Cereal, Toast and water. I was loving cheeseburgers last week but can't stand them this week! hopefully it starts to fade after 4 months! I would love to start providing my baby with some nutrients! Have tried eating ginger biscuits but didn't help at all, also tried the travel bands and nothing!

#16 amyc1981

Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:18 PM

Hi OP

I have had the same craving for starchy reasonably unhealthy foods like sausage rolls that I would never normally eat! However now I have gone off these again. But hot chips yes! I haven't been too nauseous but weirdly now I am 10 weeks, (nearly 11) morning sickness has hit a bit more.

#17 Babushka Doll

Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:31 AM

This week I cannot stop eating Salad Rolls with Avocardo.   Going to have one for lunch again today!


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