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February 20, 2011 3:42 PM
Yesterday my husband and I went out to dinner while we were on a romantic ski get away. Needless to say I had a portabella mushroom sandwich, fries, beer and a yummy chocolate brownie dessert to share with him. We went back to the condo we were staying at and went to bed. About 3 hours later I woke up with terrible stomach cramps and nausea. An hour later woke up, throwing everything up. My assumption is that it was food poisoning. I just don't know how to track those calories if they still count or not since I had thrown up. Does anyone know?
February 20, 2011 3:45 PM
Sorry to say they count and I hope you are feeling much better.
February 20, 2011 3:49 PM
after that length of time you would have absorbed a fair bit of the calories so i'd just count them...if you throw up within about 20-30 minutes its would be a different matter. Hope you're feeling better soon
February 20, 2011 3:50 PM
My guess is it would depend on how long the food was in your system before you threw up. It's funny that you posted this because I was wondering the same thing this morning when I threw up my breakfast....I have NO idea what made me so sick so quickly, but I was eating and then halfway through my meal I had to run to the restroom to throw up. Ugh.

Your body absorbs nutrients (and calories) from food while it is being digested, so my guess is, the longer the food is in your stomach digesting, the more calories you absorb.

I'm hoping someone sheds some light on this for you, because I did NOT count those calories this morning, but the food was only in my stomach for 5 minutes max.

Feel better!!!!
  3920882
February 20, 2011 3:52 PM
Much of that would have been digested already. At least the quickly absorbable stuff like simple carbs and the like, so just leave it.
  3004823
February 20, 2011 3:53 PM
QUOTE:

My guess is it would depend on how long the food was in your system before you threw up. It's funny that you posted this because I was wondering the same thing this morning when I threw up my breakfast....I have NO idea what made me so sick so quickly, but I was eating and then halfway through my meal I had to run to the restroom to throw up. Ugh.

Your body absorbs nutrients (and calories) from food while it is being digested, so my guess is, the longer the food is in your stomach digesting, the more calories you absorb.

I'm hoping someone sheds some light on this for you, because I did NOT count those calories this morning, but the food was only in my stomach for 5 minutes max.

Feel better!!!!


This sounds a bit like morning sickness!!! Any chance ur pregnant??
  31380
February 20, 2011 3:54 PM
Very little is 'absorbed' in the stomach. A lot of digestion doesn't even happen there. There is principally protein and carb breakdown to a mush but not absorption and it is not until the small intestine that 85% of absorption and most of digestion happens.

Still, time-wise, I'd say a 20-30 min is probably close. Depends on how much solid, how much liquid, and content of said food.
Edited by chuckanderson On February 20, 2011 3:54 PM
February 20, 2011 3:59 PM
I would leave them there, move on and concentrate on getting better if you're still feeling poorly.

Food poisoning is not nice! flowerforyou
  976502
February 20, 2011 4:22 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

My guess is it would depend on how long the food was in your system before you threw up. It's funny that you posted this because I was wondering the same thing this morning when I threw up my breakfast....I have NO idea what made me so sick so quickly, but I was eating and then halfway through my meal I had to run to the restroom to throw up. Ugh.

Your body absorbs nutrients (and calories) from food while it is being digested, so my guess is, the longer the food is in your stomach digesting, the more calories you absorb.

I'm hoping someone sheds some light on this for you, because I did NOT count those calories this morning, but the food was only in my stomach for 5 minutes max.

Feel better!!!!


This sounds a bit like morning sickness!!! Any chance ur pregnant??


EEK!!!!! lol no, I haven't done the deed for 3 months now, so I'm sure I would know if I was. Thanks for giving me a good scare though with the P word :-P
  3920882
February 20, 2011 4:40 PM
Might wanna find out for sure :- )
February 20, 2011 6:14 PM
awwwww man....now I'm paranoid :(
  3920882
February 20, 2011 8:12 PM
Thanks everyone for the advice, I went ahead and put the calories in, lucky for me I skied for 5 hours and gained back 2200 calories so I didn't over do it!
February 20, 2011 8:16 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

My guess is it would depend on how long the food was in your system before you threw up. It's funny that you posted this because I was wondering the same thing this morning when I threw up my breakfast....I have NO idea what made me so sick so quickly, but I was eating and then halfway through my meal I had to run to the restroom to throw up. Ugh.

Your body absorbs nutrients (and calories) from food while it is being digested, so my guess is, the longer the food is in your stomach digesting, the more calories you absorb.

I'm hoping someone sheds some light on this for you, because I did NOT count those calories this morning, but the food was only in my stomach for 5 minutes max.

Feel better!!!!


This sounds a bit like morning sickness!!! Any chance ur pregnant??

yes, I agree. I had flashbacks as I was reading this. I couldn't open my eyes in the morning without reaching for a bucket. Sometimes the feeling would wake me up it was so bad. Thankfully daddy had all the cravings in the first 3 months. lol
  3665235
February 20, 2011 8:20 PM
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awwwww man....now I'm paranoid :(

sorry, but it is possible to have it happen even in your scenario. Some people don't even have a clue for that long depends on how high your hormone level gets and if you're dieting, it could be lower to start with. I usually knew before the next cycle. Thank god those days are over.

As mentioned before, you should get tested just to be sure. You definitely don't want to be dieting if you're feeding two!!
  3665235
May 24, 2012 5:02 AM
I just threw my breakfast up within 5 minutes of eating it. Does that count?!

Also, should I retake the vitamins I took before I ate my breakfast?
May 24, 2012 5:07 AM
Ignore the calories and eat something sensible and healthy if you're hungry (and if you can). There are more important things than one or two days' weight loss - and keeping your body strong to recover from food poisoning is one of them. Been there, done that, and you'll probably need to be pretty flexible with your diet for the next couple of days just to get your strength back.
Edited by myfitnessnmhoy On May 24, 2012 5:07 AM
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May 24, 2012 5:08 AM
I've thrown up my breakfast due to not eating fast enough after taking vitamins.
I still logged the breakfast though. I guess I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Anyway if you're sick don't worry about counting calories just feel better! =]
Edited by deadstarsunburn On May 24, 2012 5:10 AM
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May 24, 2012 5:09 AM
Or you could just not worry about the calories, since you're sick. That's what I would recommend. Heal your body, and then get back to caring about calories.
May 24, 2012 5:09 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

My guess is it would depend on how long the food was in your system before you threw up. It's funny that you posted this because I was wondering the same thing this morning when I threw up my breakfast....I have NO idea what made me so sick so quickly, but I was eating and then halfway through my meal I had to run to the restroom to throw up. Ugh.

Your body absorbs nutrients (and calories) from food while it is being digested, so my guess is, the longer the food is in your stomach digesting, the more calories you absorb.

I'm hoping someone sheds some light on this for you, because I did NOT count those calories this morning, but the food was only in my stomach for 5 minutes max.

Feel better!!!!


This sounds a bit like morning sickness!!! Any chance ur pregnant??


Oh my gosh, I was thinking the same thing. smile
  5587446
May 24, 2012 5:12 AM
Sorry, it was me that brought up this old thread. I was googling for info and I saw this thread.
May 24, 2012 5:13 AM
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awwwww man....now I'm paranoid :(


you are paranoid and im so curios! embarassed sorry for being so noseey EEK!
good luck with everything, hope you get all good!
May 24, 2012 5:15 AM
QUOTE:

I just threw my breakfast up within 5 minutes of eating it. Does that count?!

Also, should I retake the vitamins I took before I ate my breakfast?

OMG YOU ARE CLEARLY PREGNANT.

I would not retake medication, but vitamins would probably be safe either way - it's not going to hurt to take a double-dose of vitamins one day, nor will it hurt to skip one day.

I would log the breakfast but if you go over calories today don't worry about it.
May 24, 2012 5:16 AM
QUOTE:

I just threw my breakfast up within 5 minutes of eating it. Does that count?!

Also, should I retake the vitamins I took before I ate my breakfast?


You should not retake vitamins or medication. There's no way of knowing for sure how much was absorbed, so doctors typically tell you not to retake them. Plus, if your stomach's upset, you're not going to be able to hold down a pill easily anyway. Just take it tomorrow.
May 24, 2012 5:17 AM
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I would not retake medication, but vitamins would probably be safe either way - it's not going to hurt to take a double-dose of vitamins one day, nor will it hurt to skip one day.

I would log the breakfast but if you go over calories today don't worry about it.


Thanks :)
May 24, 2012 5:17 AM
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You should not retake vitamins or medication. There's no way of knowing for sure how much was absorbed, so doctors typically tell you not to retake them. Plus, if your stomach's upset, you're not going to be able to hold down a pill easily anyway. Just take it tomorrow.


Thanks :)

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