Nausea

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    Nov 21, 2009 1:39 PM GMT
    Recently I have been needing to bump up my caloric intake to match the work out program that I am on. I am needing between 4500-5000 calories per day to bulk up during this 12 week program.

    The problem is that I am hungry about every 90mins, but my stomach is so queasy that I practically gag (actually do) just thinking about food, or mixing a protein drink.

    I'm really not sure what to do here, and hope maybe others have experienced the same thing, or have some useful advice.
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    Nov 21, 2009 1:46 PM GMT
    if you´re hungry why do you feel sick? I sometimes feel sick when I am trying to eat a lot, but it doesn´t go together with hunger...
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    Nov 21, 2009 1:59 PM GMT
    That's the part I don't understand...I'm hungry, yet nauseous at the same time.
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    Nov 21, 2009 2:03 PM GMT
    Oh, so this isn't a dicussion on Sartre's Nausea?

    Well I'll be back with something constructive when I'm no longer upset.

    *walks off*
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    Nov 21, 2009 2:13 PM GMT
    Gee...thanks Ghen!! So helpful!
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    Nov 21, 2009 2:35 PM GMT
    What sort of things are you eating? Are you eating things that digest slowly?
    I eat every 90 to 120 minutes or else I get tired - I had something like that once before. There are things that can accelerate digestion, if that's the problem.
    No other syptoms? You're not eating something you're allergic to?
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    Nov 21, 2009 2:42 PM GMT
    Not that I'm aware of. I am finding that at least drinking protein drinks I can slam them before my body knows what hit it. If I try to bring food to my mouth....well, it's not good.

    I am using protein powder, 1/2 cup powdered oatmeal, and water (410 cals). On the heavyweight gainers it's 2 cups skim milk, heavyweight gainer, 1/2 cup powdered oatmeal (960 cals).

    Meals...whatever I can fit in...usually turkey breast on ww, some mayo...maybe colemans mustard.

    Dinner usually grilled protein of some kind, and steamed fresh veggies...sometimes some black beans.
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    Nov 21, 2009 2:49 PM GMT
    Is it whey protien? You're not lactose intolerant right? There's whey protien isolate if you are.
    Maybe you could try taking a papaya supplement with the protiens to accelerate digestion or you could throw some pineapple juice into the shakes (contains the same enzyme) There's bean enzymes also - at the health food store usually.
    I hope you figure out what it is, but how much do you want to gain? I only ask because you look great right now - are you competing?
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    Nov 21, 2009 2:57 PM GMT
    I do not think that I am lactose intolerant, but anything is possible...especially since I have been drinking close to 2 gallons of skim milk a week.

    I will look into the enzymes as well...thank you for that.

    Thank you very much for your kind compliment...it is much appreciated. However, those of us with dysmorphia always want to be a little bigger.

    In that photo I was about 195, and currently I am at about 215...with a goal of about 225-230. I think being tall and of long limb I will be able to carry that kind of weight...and still look lean.

    Maybe I am lactose intolerant...the whey protein drinks do not bother me, but perhaps it is the skim milk??

    Maybe a call to my Dr. is in order.
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    Nov 21, 2009 3:29 PM GMT
    If you want a quick meal suggestion, try cooked brown rice mixed with some grilled chicken and a bit or teryaki glaze. I eat 1/2 cup of cooked rice with 4 ounces of chicken. It warms up in the microwave quickly and can keep in the freezer.
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    Nov 21, 2009 3:44 PM GMT
    CapeAnnAthletic said...Maybe I am lactose intolerant...the whey protein drinks do not bother me, but perhaps it is the skim milk??

    Maybe a call to my Dr. is in order.

    First, I always recommend a doctor consultation with these mystery online health issues. Sometimes it helps to get opinions from people who've had similar complaints, as we do with our friends. But online is even less reliable, because all we have are your words; we don't see you, don't know your actual daily routine.

    As for lactose intolerance, my partner has that a bit, and it recently got worse. One of my sons has it, too. What helped both of them was taking over-the-counter Lactaid tablets before consuming a dairy product. Neither wanted to give up milk and ice cream, so this approach was their best solution.

    But the symptoms they had included burping and bloating discomfort, and sometimes diarrhea, not gagging or nausea. Also, who devised this 12-week program for you, with a 4500-5000 daily calorie requirement? A nutritionist, or something you read in a magazine or online? Maybe you aren't suitable for it, and what you're experiencing is your body being unable to handle it.

    Again, check with a doctor, who may also have you see a nutritionist.
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    Nov 21, 2009 3:50 PM GMT
    CapeAnnAthletic saidGee...thanks Ghen!! So helpful!


    *opens the door a bit*

    *pops head through the crack*

    No worries

    *disappears behind closed door again*
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    Nov 21, 2009 4:17 PM GMT
    To be honest, I upped my caloric intake because I am trying to bulk right now...and this program is very intense, thus I am burning everything off.

    I had been taking in 3500-4000 cals a day, but it was not enough...so consequently I decided I needed more. I am constantly hungry...but for about the last week or so I have been nauseous as well. Please note that this about the same time that I started with the heavyweight gainer, and the skim milk.

    It seems to point towards that...
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    Nov 21, 2009 9:16 PM GMT
    Overeating often causes nausea. Why do you think it's more complicated than that?
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    Nov 21, 2009 10:14 PM GMT
    Am sailing in the pretty much same boat. I have to eat at least 3000 calories, but all I can reach is 2500. If I try to go any further it feels like I may throw up. I feel hungry every 90 mins, but as soon as I see food or protein shake, it feels as if am suddenly full and will throw up. Nothing is wrong medically as far as my doc is concerned, but I think its more psychological as am not used to eating so much.
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    Nov 21, 2009 10:41 PM GMT
    Try mint tea or fresh ginger. If it is simple nausea from eating too much this will help it. If it´s something bigger it won´t and you should see a doc.
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    Nov 22, 2009 3:21 AM GMT
    Are you drinking enough? Some of the athletes I work with seem to have insatiable appetites but get neauseous when they eat so the athletic nutritionist suggested that they may be dehydrated, and that the dehydration is projecting as hunger. If you drink alot of water, make sure your electrolytes are balanced... if you sweat alot and are just drinking water, you may be lacking in sodium and/or potassium.