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Dec 9, 2007 08:00 PM

What to order when feeling sick, but have to be there and want to hide it?

Have to attend a work holiday party, but don't want to be the only one at the table not eating (feeling sick!).,.what can I order that is easy enough to play around with to make others think I ate and enjoyed myself? ...just want to make a clean getaway and get back home!

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  1. It depends where you're eating, burl. My first thoughts were soup or risotto....

    1. Stick with soups and breads if you're feeling queasy. Avoid salads because you have to eat so much before anyone notices you've eaten anything. Stay away from greasy, smelly, highly spiced foods. I don't know about you, but when I feel sick I always know instinctively what I need to eat and what I'd better avoid.

      1. If there is a bar, ask them to prepare seltzer & bitters. Helps settle the tummy. I 2nd Fusers suggestions.

        1. If you're nauseated, it sounds paradoxical but frequently a greasy item like a bacon cheeseburger helps by stimulating the release of bile from the gall bladder.


          1. Depends on the kind of restaurant you're hitting.

            If you're going Asian, try one of the huge noodle soups or congee.

            Otherwise, stick to plain-ish carbs like risotto, polenta, mashed potatoes, or easily digestible foods (scrambled eggs, etc.)