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  • AquaMarie
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    Lots of great ideas! I found non-dairy nutrition shakes at my grocery store and bought a carton of soy yogurt to have with fruit or granola. Scramble eggs have been great, too. Hopefully I'll feel better as I'm able to do more to fix my stressful situation, but for now it's a comfort having so many easy options when eating is the last thing on my mind.

    Thank you all so much!

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  • sunpetal
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    How about plant-based soups that don't have lots of chunks? Easy on the tummy, easy to eat, and you can pack a fair amount of nutritious stuff inside. Off the top of my head: pumpkin quinoa, split green pea, (cashew) cream of broccoli, and red lentil dal all come to mind. I cook a lot, all plant based, and am happy to share recipes and ideas if any of those sound appealing.

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  • HumanMonster
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    Since nobody else has said it I'm going to.
    If your strees and anxiety is that bad and that persistent you need to see a doctor.

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  • Nihopaloa
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    I usually go for lots of dairy, but as that's a no for you, here are some alternatives when I'm not in the mood to eat:
    - bananas (preferably as a drink with milk and cocoa, the thicker, the better. You can probably substitute the milk with an alternative. I've tried coconut milk which was pretty cool, but also very fatty and rich)
    - dark bread with some kind of sausage spread (I'd say Teewurst, but I'm not sure if that's available where you live)
    - peanut butter
    - dates (dates are awesome and very nutritious)
    - butter biscuits (on occasion, I have lived for a whole weekend on nothing else. Might break your no-dairy rule?)
    - dark chocolate
    - overnight oats with nuts, raisins, apple sauce and a yoghurt alternative of your choice (you can prepare those in batches and they're really tasty!)
    - rice with soy sauce
    - carrot soup (cook a huge pot and fill into glasses for easy storage. you can even add soup noodles when you re-heat them. Also tasty with bread. just cut carrots, cook in enough broth to cover the carrots, blend when soft, season to taste, done)
    - chocolate pudding (that's about the only thing I can eat whenever I have a really bad sore throat)
    - a can of kidney beans with olive oil and granulated garlic, pepper powder, and other spices. Mix it up and enjoy (if you like beans, of course)
    - cottage cheese mixed with tuna and corn is another favourite, no idea about dairy-free cottage cheese, though. Maybe substitute the cheese with something else that catches your fancy, like beans, or carrots
    - a can of sardines
    - smoked salmon
    - smoked mackerel
    - any smoked fish, really
    - hummus
    - pickled vegetables (as a paste or not). Where I live Turkish supermarkets sell those in huge quantities and they're very tasty. Especially pickled aubergines
    - letscho (they sell those ready-made in glasses over here)

    I guess that's it for now, maybe you find one or two things that'll help you. Hope it'll get better for you soon

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  • thinman
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    Frozen meatballs are handy, you can microwave a few and scoff them or put in soup. Kielbasa sausage also handy, just cut off a slice or two, piece of bread.

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  • Setsti
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    When i dont feel like eating i usually drink lots of water ,sometimes a beer its nutrtious in moderate amounts and it opens my appetite.

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  • ankay
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    Scrambled eggs is my go-to comfort food when I don't have an appetite. And you can throw in different stuff to mix it up (mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, ham, spinach, etc.).
    Or yogurt with fruit/berries/nuts? There's soy-based products that are quite good if you can find the sugar-free ones.

    I hope your situation will pass soon and things will be okay!

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  • Bozkurt
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    I was going to say "A pint of Haagen-Dazs Coffee Ice Cream always cheers me up after a hard workout (or any time of the day, for that matter) :-)" and I just noticed that you are trying to stay away from dairy. In that case, check your local market for oat-based products that you can convert to smoothies. I notice that you are in TX, so White Wave/Danone has a wide range of oat based drinks that you might try.

    Cheers, and good luck.

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  • AquaMarie
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    'rin I can drink okay - I've been drinking bubble tea all afternoon, lol - but all the meal replacement shakes I've seen are milk based. I'll poke around the internet and see if I can find some dairy-free brands. Thanks for the tip! :-)

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  • 'rin
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    Can you drink easily? Meal replacement shakes like huel/ensure might be beneficial.

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  • AquaMarie
    started a topic What to eat when I don't want to eat

    What to eat when I don't want to eat

    Hi all! I have a bit of a problem that I'd like some advice on. What are your favorite easy to make, nutritious, easy on the stomach foods?

    So, whenever I get very anxious and stressed, I lose my appetite. (When it's REALLY bad just the thought of food makes me nauseous.) But I know I need to eat, for the energy to deal with what's stressing me out, and because when I don't eat regularly I get migraines.

    Typically I'll reach for something simple and filling that doesn't need a lot of preparation- crackers or apples with nut butter, cinnamon oatmeal, sometimes just a cup of decaf coffee. Stuff that's tasty and easy, if not the most nutritious.

    That's fine for a day or two, but I'm in a situation right now that is going to last for for about three months, and I'm already losing my appetite. I would like advice on what I could add to my usual 'anxiety diet' to get more variety and the nutrition I need when I don't particularly want to eat. I can't have dairy, but other than that I'm willing to try new things!

    Thanks y'all!
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