I'm a small-town Minnesota dietitian and triathlete.
I help endurance athletes reach their performance and body composition goals through a flexible eating style.
Like a lot of women, while pregnant I suffered from morning sickness (aka all-freakin-day sickness). From six weeks to twelve weeks pregnant I was in a constant state of nausea and simply felt like crap. The worst was the lack of appetite, and having to force myself to eat. I typically did feel better when I had food in my stomach. It wasn’t until I was halfway through the first trimester that I discovered the most wonderful, nutrient-rich and delicious morning sickness remedy – Fairlife chocolate milk.
Whenever I drank this miracle beverage, it curbed my nausea for about an hour. It was a game-changer ladies! I was able to get myself through work presentations, cleaning, grocery shopping or just having the energy to go for a walk outside of the house.
During the first trimester when I struggled with a non-existent appetite it was very challenging to eat any sort of healthy diet. Knowing that I was getting a fantastic source of nutrition from this chocolate milk was so reassuring in providing me with a huge peace of mind.
Regular chocolate milk will work well too, but there’s something extra special about Fairlife brand chocolate milk in addition to the fact that it is the best tasting chocolate milk on the planet. Fairlife milk is cow’s milk that is ultra-filtered, and the results are a milk that has more protein, more calcium, and less sugar than regular milk. Oh, and it’s lactose-free.
While Fairlife chocolate milk is pricey (about $3.50-$4 per half gallon here in MN), it was worth every penny to help me get through those weeks of constant nausea and misery.
My daily routine while living on the edge of vomiting, I would fill up a glass first thing in the morning to give myself enough energy to start the day. If I had an important work meeting or needed to run errands I would quick drink a glass before I needed to be peak energy. And, usually had one more glass before heading to bed too.
Ever since I made this discovery, I’ve been recommending this magical beverage to all of my girlfriends who have been pregnant, and so far they’ve all called me back days afterward and agreed that it’s a lifesaver. I truly hope it works for you as well!
***I was not paid a single cent and was not provided any product to write this post or promote Fairlife. I just truly LOVE it that much and it holds a dear place in my heart for getting me through the brutal first trimester of pregnancy. There is no research to support my claims, this is purely anecdotal.