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    Default Good "first food" after the stomach flu?

    After having a horrible stomach flu for two days I haven't eaten anything, and I'm still not hungry. But since I have to teach a 3 hour night class tonight I figure I better eat something so I don't pass out. Any suggestions?

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    Chicken broth, applesauce and jello are my staples.

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    I always start with dry toast.
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    Toast or saltines. Maybe a little ginger ale. If those do okay, then try a little broth.

    Hope you feel better!
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    A couple scrambled eggs. Easy on the stomach and they've got protein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenofcups View Post
    A couple scrambled eggs. Easy on the stomach and they've got protein.
    Every person is different. When I've been sick eggs make me MORE nauseous even though I usually like them.

    I eat a bowl of bland cereal (Cheerios usually) and/or a banana.
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    Of course the "instinctual" answer is something bland, but it's notable that in kids, studies show recovery from GI illness is faster the sooner the regular diet is resumed - and yes, the design was such that they weren't simply selecting for those who felt better faster anyway (and therefore resumed a regular diet sooner). I'm not aware of similar research in adults. I think you should eat what seems appealing - and you don't have to eat - if you haven't passed out in the past two days from not eating, you're not going to start tonight.

    P.S. There's no such thing as "stomach flu" - flu/influenza is a respiratory illness though the immune response can cause GI issues in some people - but we all knew what you meant. Hope you're feeling better soon.
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    Oh I feel your pain! I just had it a few weeks ago, on a flight from Cancun back to NC no less. I was feeling so bad by the time I got to Charlotte for my connection that let my bags go without me, checked into a hotel, and spent the rest of the night alone in a hotel room sick.as.a.dog.

    It took me a couple of days to get back to being ready to eat. At first I stuck with saltines and ginger-ale. I ate quite a bit of chicken noodle soup, jello, and pretzels.

    When I moved to solid foods I stuck to something plain and simple - a regular old club sandwich (no mayo, no oil & vinegar) w/ just meat and cheese..lol.
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    I survived teaching three hours - thank goodness the adrenaline kicks in when I teach.

    I went with toast and broth based on your suggestion. It all stayed in and I stayed upright. Phew! That's the one major down side of being a professor, no substitutes available when you're sick!

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    I always eat what I start craving... it's often chips. LOL. It's also been spaghetti before. If somethings sounds good to me, that's what I'll eat.
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