Everything Makes Me Nauseous- What Can I Eat?

QUESTION

Dear Nutritionist,
The thought of eating makes me nauseous. I am hungry, but I get ill just thinking about what to eat. What is the best "mild" food that I should be trying to eat? (I am a vegetarian, and I cannot eat dairy food.)

ANSWER

Since you are having such a hard time with food right now and because you are vegetarian, my recommendation would be to ask your OB/GYN for a referral to a dietitian.

It sounds like you need to sit down with a dietitian who can help you find foods that you can tolerate and come up with a plan that covers all basis when it comes to your nutritional intake. It is important that you are getting the protein, calcium, calories, etc... that you need to sustain a healthy pregnancy.

-- Kimberly, RD LD

Kimberly Tessmer

Kimberly A. Tessmer, RD LD has been a registered dietitian since 1992 and is also an Ohio licensed Dietitian. Her educational achievements include a Bachelor of Science in Technology (Dietetics) from Bowling State University in Bowling Green, OH. She currently owns and operates a consulting business called "Nutrition Focus" www.nutrifocus.net, in which she specializes and offers services in the areas of weight management, general nutrition, authoring, menu development and a variety of other services.

To date Kim has authored three books including "The Everything® Nutrition Book", "Tell Me What To Eat If I Have Celiac Disease", and "The Everything® Pregnancy Nutrition Book". In addition, Kim has written numerous articles for various health/nutrition web sites and magazines including Bally Total Fitness Magazine, Well and Healthy Women Magazine and Healthology.com, Inc as well as continuing education courses for www.care2learn.com. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the ADA Practice Group, Nutrition Entrepreneurs.