This week I ventured into the world of video to give you my advice on eating as a vegan, when you’re suffering from morning sickness. Although this video focuses on pregnancy, there are also some great tips if you are generally unwell and struggling to eat!

Although you may be wondering if this is really a vegan topic, it’s important to ensure that any ‘remedies’ you try are cruelty-free. Lemon and ginger tea can contain honey for example, and vitamins can be non-vegan too. Always read the label!

 

 

Here is a recap of what I covered in the video:

  • Eat little and often. 5 – 6 meals per day are helpful so your stomach doesn’t become too empty, and then starts causing more nausea.
  • Experiment with foods. You’ll likely be turned off some foods that you previously ate every day. Be prepared to let them go and try other things with similar nutritional values. Don’t be too hard on yourself!
  • Get your partner to take the load off by cooking, if smells bother you – sometimes being in the kitchen is tough!Managing Morning Sickness In Pregnancy as a vegan
  • Try the usual remedies such as ginger and lemon – but understand that they may not work. There are many suggestions online such as acupuncture, peppermint tea and chewables.
  • Practice mindfulness through journalling/yoga/meditation. This will help to keep you in a positive frame of mind when you’re tired of feeling sick. These practices can also boost natural energy.
  • Take your multivitamin when you feel least sick – try to notice any patterns of sickness through the day, or smells that trigger sickness.
  • Drink plenty of water or herbal tea to keep hydrated. Small sips every 10 minutes, are better than trying to gulp down a litre at once. Or worse, hardly drinking at all!
  • If you’re craving sweet things, try to stay as healthy and energised as possible by using alternatives. Maple syrup instead of sugar, NAKD bars, and fruit are all great sweet food items.

Has anything helped you through morning sickness? Let me know!

PS. Before you go, have you joined the community? We have a private Facebook group designed to help moms reach their health goals. It’s a positive, non-judgmental safe space where all questions are welcome. We have plenty of meal ideas and brainstorming, too!

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