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What is causing my breakfast nausea?

Asked on October 08, 2014
Created June 04, 2012 at 7:18 AM

I am trying to give up gluten completely but I normally have eggs and a tiny piece of thickly buttered sourdough toast for breakfast, eggs alone make me extremely nauseous, veggies in the morning are even worse! I have tea with full fat raw milk which settles mt stomach somewhat so perhaps it is a blood sugar issue though such a small amount of toast can't have many carbs. I don't much like potatoes or sweet potatoes and at a loss as to what to eat for breakfast as paleo options like meat or bacon turn my stomach in the morning (not at other times!). I am considering a caffeine-free trial too but without tea in the morning i would be lost. Any suggestions from a newbie much appreciated.

F92a0a13e601a6d302e44a4d4e0e3b91

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on June 07, 2012
at 09:46 AM

I usually eat meat or fish with carrots, greens and lots of olive oil, plus a glass of wine!

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on June 07, 2012
at 06:00 AM

Are you eating much fat the evening before?

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on June 07, 2012
at 12:03 AM

It works well for me but I love eggs, so a lot of times I will just eat bacon and eggs for dinner, then my husband thinks I am crazy when he comes home at night and breakfast is on the table. It is the price you pay for delicious bacon I suppose (bonus points if you put the bacon and eggs on top of a burger)

1096aa84d006fe967128ffbd37e8070e

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on June 05, 2012
at 05:11 AM

I was going to say the same thing. It's been working well for me too.

1096aa84d006fe967128ffbd37e8070e

(1002)

on June 05, 2012
at 05:09 AM

not paleo, tho!

1096aa84d006fe967128ffbd37e8070e

(1002)

on June 05, 2012
at 05:08 AM

Rice cakes spread with coconut oil are great!

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on June 04, 2012
at 09:21 PM

Some folks do... Rice cakes are something to try instead of sourdough...

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on June 04, 2012
at 05:31 PM

Think huevos rancheros without the beans/tortilla!

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on June 04, 2012
at 05:30 PM

Karen, do you find that finely ground nuts bother you or just when you eat them whole....reason I ask is they bother me if I eat them whole, i don't think I chew them enough, but ground up (ie: gaps pancakes) doesnt even phase me.....

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on June 04, 2012
at 05:28 PM

ok that just made my list! I never thought of salsa and sour cream on the eggs!!!

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on June 04, 2012
at 05:25 PM

just omit the cream cheese, or consider making 'cashew cheese', its pretty good with the CC. You can also substituting home made mayo...I love BLT's and this is close

E68bdbd83e45fd5be130e393ace9c9a9

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on June 04, 2012
at 04:51 PM

That option C is making me really wish I could tolerate cream cheese.... sounds delicious

F92a0a13e601a6d302e44a4d4e0e3b91

(367)

on June 04, 2012
at 01:10 PM

Thanks, Dragonfly, nuts do make me gassy and bloated so I tend to avoid them, and similarly I think honey and rice would set me up for a blood sugar crash mid-morning, which is why I am trying to incorporate protein - protein plus carbs I think works best, it's just trying to find the safest carbs.

F92a0a13e601a6d302e44a4d4e0e3b91

(367)

on June 04, 2012
at 01:08 PM

no, got two kids already, plenty for me! But, joking aside, it does feel a bit like my pregnancy nausea which I am sure was low blood-sugar related.

870fdea50f2a9f1cd2890c8e22549300

(2056)

on June 04, 2012
at 12:32 PM

You're not pregnant, are you?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on June 04, 2012
at 12:13 PM

Personally, I would avoid nuts if you have gut issues.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on June 04, 2012
at 12:09 PM

Really? That would send my blood sugar sky high.

F92a0a13e601a6d302e44a4d4e0e3b91

(367)

on June 04, 2012
at 07:38 AM

Thanks for the ideas, Jen, the weird thing is I love eggs at any other time and find an egg/bread combination very satisfying and it keeps me from getting hungry too soon but I think even a tiny amount of bread is aggravating gut issues I have. I'm keen not to go too low carb as I've done that the last time I tried paleo and felt dreadful - depressed, cold and blood pressure in my boots. Fruit, cheese or yoghurt might be good though.

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3ab5e1b9eba22a071f653330b7fc9579

on June 04, 2012
at 12:33 PM

Or, just dont eat breakfast. I am into intermittent fasting, I skip breakfast and eat around noon. This works for me because I also feel sick when I eat to early. Do not believe the "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" hype, if your body feels sick then it doesnt want to eat.

1096aa84d006fe967128ffbd37e8070e

(1002)

on June 05, 2012
at 05:11 AM

I was going to say the same thing. It's been working well for me too.

3ab5e1b9eba22a071f653330b7fc9579

(2262)

on June 07, 2012
at 12:03 AM

It works well for me but I love eggs, so a lot of times I will just eat bacon and eggs for dinner, then my husband thinks I am crazy when he comes home at night and breakfast is on the table. It is the price you pay for delicious bacon I suppose (bonus points if you put the bacon and eggs on top of a burger)

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on June 04, 2012
at 06:17 PM

I've actually never been a breakfast person, even before I went Paleo years ago, and before I started doing IF daily. Any chance you're just not hungry in the morning? I eat breakfasty style eggs and whatnot for other meals that I have absolutely no interest in first thing in the morning. A little butter or coconut oil in my coffee is about all that appeals to me that early.

Just a thought.

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on June 04, 2012
at 12:20 PM

A couple of times a month I make these paleo-friendly pancakes. 1 serving has 500cals and is very filling. Especially with a couple rashers bacon and topped with fruit compote (boil down a few handfuls of berries with a bit of water for about 25 mins until thickened). Very yum brunch (in fact, had it this morning!)

http://www.edibleperspective.com/home/2011/1/26/pancakes.html

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on June 04, 2012
at 11:43 AM

Here are a few of my go to breakfasts: A) I use the following gaps 'batter' to make a variety of things (different presentation): 1/2 banana, 1 egg, 1 oz any kind of nut, blend til pureed/mixed well. (this is one portion size)

1) 1 tbsp. of batter = mini pancakes with small amt of blueberries mixed in, top w ghee & honey 2) 2 tbsp. =waffle, I put fruit or coconut cream on top, or yogurt with fruit... 3) other opts include: mini muffins, donuts (use a donut pan), mini breads (use tiny slice molds) 4) topping options: coconut cream mixed with ghee and honey, ghee and honey, date syrup with honey, honey only!

I make a batch of 4-6 at one time (to use up my bananas) and wrap each serving in plastic and freeze, I just take out at night or in the morning to thaw.

B) Scotch eggs, my version -I make my own breakfast sausage and freeze 1 oz patties, 1 pattie per egg is needed -boil eggs, what you need, cool, peel -I press the sausage out pretty flat between the plastic wrap til pretty thin, then put the egg on top and wrap it up tight pressing the sausage around the egg (while in the plastic) until the seam is sealed. -brown in a skillet. I cut in half and eat with mustard.

C)Bacon wraps (if you do dairy, I'm off this now but its my fav!) -I cook the whole package of bacon til crispy but still flexible -cut tomatoes, cut cheese of your choice, cream cheese i also yummy -lay out one strip of bacon, put some cream cheese in the middle (1tsp), place tomatoe on top, cheese on top of that, fold bacon around. Sometimes it will stay, sometimes not. Spear with toothpick if need.
-its like little appetizers but really yummuy!

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on June 04, 2012
at 05:25 PM

just omit the cream cheese, or consider making 'cashew cheese', its pretty good with the CC. You can also substituting home made mayo...I love BLT's and this is close

E68bdbd83e45fd5be130e393ace9c9a9

(2063)

on June 04, 2012
at 04:51 PM

That option C is making me really wish I could tolerate cream cheese.... sounds delicious

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65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on June 04, 2012
at 07:29 AM

Hi Karen,

Your breakfast can be anything you like, and though many of us enjoy protein, if you can't eat eggs without bread I suggest you don't eat eggs or bread. Try fruit, nuts, and as it seems you are eating dairy so you could also include cheese or yogurt.

My favorite 'breakfast' is a rooibois chai tea with 1/3 cup coconut milk, a tbsp of coconut oil and cinnamon.

You could also eat avocado mashed with cooked shrimp, etc. I love avocado with hardboiled eggs and salt with some green onion. As you don't like eggs, this may not be for you.

It's a misconception that paleo means low carb - it can be, if that's what is chosen by you, but paleo is meant to be gluten free.

F92a0a13e601a6d302e44a4d4e0e3b91

(367)

on June 04, 2012
at 01:10 PM

Thanks, Dragonfly, nuts do make me gassy and bloated so I tend to avoid them, and similarly I think honey and rice would set me up for a blood sugar crash mid-morning, which is why I am trying to incorporate protein - protein plus carbs I think works best, it's just trying to find the safest carbs.

F92a0a13e601a6d302e44a4d4e0e3b91

(367)

on June 04, 2012
at 07:38 AM

Thanks for the ideas, Jen, the weird thing is I love eggs at any other time and find an egg/bread combination very satisfying and it keeps me from getting hungry too soon but I think even a tiny amount of bread is aggravating gut issues I have. I'm keen not to go too low carb as I've done that the last time I tried paleo and felt dreadful - depressed, cold and blood pressure in my boots. Fruit, cheese or yoghurt might be good though.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on June 04, 2012
at 12:13 PM

Personally, I would avoid nuts if you have gut issues.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on June 04, 2012
at 05:30 PM

Karen, do you find that finely ground nuts bother you or just when you eat them whole....reason I ask is they bother me if I eat them whole, i don't think I chew them enough, but ground up (ie: gaps pancakes) doesnt even phase me.....

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F92a0a13e601a6d302e44a4d4e0e3b91

on June 06, 2012
at 06:28 PM

Thanks for all the answers, will keep experimenting!

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58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

on June 04, 2012
at 05:25 PM

I eat eggs with sauteed greens for breakfast. Like this morning, sauteed spinach, mushrooms, onions and garlic with an egg on top. And bacon. Not a fan of meat for breakfast? What about a few slices of deli turkey? Try duck eggs? What about berries and or nuts?

Are you drinking your coffee on an empty stomach? I find that when I get up really early (for me this is 6am, I work a later shift) and I have coffee first and food later, I get really nauseous. Also, if the coffee is to strong, ouch! EDIT: sorry, you said you drink tea...

Any chance of food allergies? You've listed gluten/wheat, dairy and eggs as things you eat for breakfast. All those things are in the top 8 food allergens.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on June 04, 2012
at 12:12 PM

Try eating more eggs & add some sour cream for satiety (if you tolerate dairy).

My morning staple is four gently fried eggs with salsa & sour cream.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on June 04, 2012
at 05:31 PM

Think huevos rancheros without the beans/tortilla!

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on June 04, 2012
at 05:28 PM

ok that just made my list! I never thought of salsa and sour cream on the eggs!!!

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on June 04, 2012
at 07:37 AM

A few Paleo Hackers eat a rice cake with a spoon full of honey in the morning.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on June 04, 2012
at 09:21 PM

Some folks do... Rice cakes are something to try instead of sourdough...

1096aa84d006fe967128ffbd37e8070e

(1002)

on June 05, 2012
at 05:09 AM

not paleo, tho!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on June 04, 2012
at 12:09 PM

Really? That would send my blood sugar sky high.

1096aa84d006fe967128ffbd37e8070e

(1002)

on June 05, 2012
at 05:08 AM

Rice cakes spread with coconut oil are great!

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