Former foodie now pregnant with morning sickness
I used to love food and all food related things. Now I eat like a picky 3 year old- I can only stomach the blandest foods. Forget salads. Maybe a clementine here and there. And yet my brain can't get over it - my food options are so limited! Can anyone else relate? And how can I prepare vegetables so they are palatable?
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For now, if bland works, then stick with it. As others have suggested, try soups and smoothies. I found that carbohydrates filled me up and settled well in my stomach. So I ate a lot of whole wheat toast, rice, potatoes, and pasta. And carbs offer fuel for the brain, so that might help "make" vegetables more palatable. Hang in there. This whole phase will pass soon.
Your brain is not the most important organ here.
Dare I suggest you go with the flow.
And don't try to force yourself or trick yourself into eating the same diet as before you were pregnant.
Everyone's morning sickness is different, but most people it passes (or mostly passes) and you will get to a stage where you can eat enough nourishing food to sustain you both.