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August 9, 2011 5:12 AM
For the past two months I have felt sick to my stomach on and off. Sometimes it comes and passes and other times I feel sick all day; morning, noon and night. The first couple of days I thought that I must be pregnant because I have only felt this way once before and that was when I was pregnant with my daughter. I have been losing since February and I am now 20 lbs down and only 9-10 lbs from my goal. Feeling sick all of the time makes me feel discouraged. I have been maintaining for a couple of weeks and I have been trying to focus on what it is that makes me feel sick. I can't seem to pin it down, so it may be something I eat everyday or an ingredient that is in a lot of foods. Unfortunately my food diary isn't much help because I've been too busy with other things to log. But I have noticed that the harder I exercise the sicker I feel. Any advise is welcome. thank you!
  4930453
August 9, 2011 5:18 AM
Are you drinking enough water? If you're exercising hard and not drinking enough water, your nausea may be from dehydration. Try to log your foods as much as possible to try and pin it down. I would suggest seeing a doctor to try an allergy test.
August 9, 2011 5:21 AM
I was having the same issue and I went to my doctor (because I also thought I was pregnant) and it turned out I was not getting enough calories. That is why when I worked out I felt even worse. I was eating much too little. I upped my calories a bit and I felt much better and the weight started to come off too. Give it a try for a week, cant hurt. I also ate more frequently.
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August 9, 2011 5:22 AM
I hadn't considered that. I do really well with water some days, but usually when I'm feeling bad it is hard to drink anything. I will try water today and see how that goes. Thanks
  4930453
August 9, 2011 5:23 AM
See a doctor. Don't assume it's because of your weight loss efforts.
  2349359
August 9, 2011 5:25 AM
QUOTE:

I was having the same issue and I went to my doctor (because I also thought I was pregnant) and it turned out I was not getting enough calories. That is why when I worked out I felt even worse. I was eating much too little. I upped my calories a bit and I felt much better and the weight started to come off too. Give it a try for a week, cant hurt. I also ate more frequently.


if your not eatting your exercise calories back you could well be under eatting! Also looked at your diary not seeing much fruit and veg!

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/10589-for-those-confused-or-questioning-eating-your-exercise-calo

The above link may help, hope you feel better soon smile
Edited by morganadk2_deleted On August 9, 2011 5:26 AM
August 9, 2011 5:26 AM
Have you tried eating 4 smaller meals a day, vs. 3? Also, be sure to have a small snack between meals . . . so, you'll end up eating about ever 2 hours, but in smaller quantities. This will help keep you from getting too hungry and also keep your metabolism up. And, like others have said, if you are eating too FEW calories, not only will you feel nausea, but you'll be slowing/reversing your weight loss. Your body thinks it's going into starvation mode if you don't eat enough and so it will hold on, not let go, of weight if you eat too little. An extreme case: think of all the starving kids in Ethopia (or which ever commercial you see) . . .they always show pictures of little kids with huge bellies that are starving.... that's the body's response to starvation. Now, your body is doing the same thing to you (on a much smaller scale) if you are not getting enough calories per day.

Best of luck!
Carol
August 9, 2011 5:33 AM
I friend of mine recently lost about 30 lbs, and then started feeling sick/nauseous everyday. Turned out, it was gallstones, and her doctor said that it sometimes happens after weight loss. For her, it went past just being nauseous all the time, to pain and vomiting, so she had her gall bladder removed. But if upping your calories doesn't help, it might be a good idea to see a doctor. It could be something simple, or it could be something serious. Best of luck!
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August 9, 2011 5:47 AM
I did up my calorie intake when I reached a healthy BMI I set my weight loss goal to .5lb a week and upped my calories to 1500. When that week was over I had gained back one lb which put my weight back to an overweight BMI. So I know have my calories set in between my original 1290 and 1500 at 1390. I do eat back my exercise calories unless it is a huge difference between what the machine at the gym says and MFP, then I eat back somewhere in between. I even go over my calories, a little, everyday because that is how I lost in the first place. If I can't figure it out by next week, by logging all of my food, I will probably go see a doctor. I felt nauseous while typing this, this morning and I hadn't eaten yet. Since then I have eaten and drank two glasses of water and I feel a little worse :(
  4930453
August 9, 2011 6:40 AM
It sounds to me like a trip to the doc might be in order - you've tried to pinpoint the obvious stuff without much success. There's no harm in making an appt just in case.
August 9, 2011 8:12 AM
I actually have a fear of doctors because last time I went they wrongly diagnosed me with being bipolar and I ended up in the ER from the wrongly prescribed medicine. But I am planning on going soon if I don't feel better
  4930453
September 2, 2011 9:17 AM
Lactose intolerance.... boo.... I'm working it out!
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