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I hate food...

(5 Posts)
buildalegohouse Thu 21-Aug-14 19:11:20

Just a bit of a self indulgent moan, really.

Urgh, everything I eat makes me feel sick. I suffered morning sickness between 10 -16 weeks, every lunch and dinner time like clockwork and it returned at about 25 weeks. I'm now 29 weeks and feel awful every time I eat.

Before I was pregnant I loved food and could eat massive portions (as evidenced by my waistline). Now, I can't muster any enthusiasm for any food types, so am picking at the bare minimum to get me through the day. I dread meal times and know I really should be eating for little one.

Today I had a piece of dry toast for breakfast, half a banana and a boiled egg for lunch and little bit of steak and pasta in aubergine sauce for dinner. This used to be one of my favourite meals, and I have just had to force it down to keep DH off my case. I'm slowly picking at an apple now, but I feel so sick and fed up of food.

Sorry for the moan. Today has been a bit of a miserable-stuck-in-the-house-on-my-own-day and I'm in a horrible mood.

CoolCat2014 Thu 21-Aug-14 20:47:34

I felt like that earlier on, nothing could tempt me. Think I survived on toast for a couple months. I lost a lot of weight! Keep eating what you can, make sure you get lots of water, and of it's really bad maybe talk to a GP?

I'm 38 weeks now, and appetite has returned!

juneavrile Fri 22-Aug-14 10:43:12

Can you drink things? You might try some meal replacement drinks or even just a glass of (flavoured) milk, this will get some goodness into you. Also, I assume you're taking a pregnancy multivitamin as a nutritional back up.
Could you manage a bit of avocado - very good for you.
If it's the smell / flavour of food that's putting you off, you can pinch your nose until it's gone down. Hardly pleasurable, but might give you some peace of mind.
Hope it passes soon.

ohthegoats Fri 22-Aug-14 10:57:03

I also hate food. I've lost weight since being pregnant because I have no appetite and all food has risk attached... might make me feel sick, might give me heartburn, might make me constipated more than I already am. Those three things affect my daily life to such a degree that I'd rather just not eat anything.

The things that do it for me when I'm really needing to eat though are dull carbs - plain potatoes, sometimes toast, scones seem to work quite well too. I talked to the doctor about it, who didn't seem too concerned. The baby will get what it needs from whatever you manage to get/keep down.

Justagirlintheworld Fri 22-Aug-14 14:05:21

Ooh I've been like this with this pregnancy. I'm 20 weeks and it is just starting to ease off. I'm still struggling with certain foods and couldn't look at raw veg without wanting to spew - and I'm a vegetarian!

I told the midwife and she wasn't too concerned. I was having to half freeze bottles of water so that I could drink. I am taking pregnancy tablets so hopefully they were doing a bit of something. Breakfast I have porridge made with milk, dinner anything carby with cheese, tea I struggled with so would just be snacks as and when I could face them. Things like dry pitta bread, sunflower seeds, cereal bars, potatoes, crumpets. Not the healthiest of diets but it's got to be better than nothing. I'm weirdly not a massive curry person but it seems to be the only way I can eat veg.

Hope you're feeling better and at least you haven't got too much longer of feeling rubbish.

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