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EMILY_B2 SparkPoints: (1,726)
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10/14/12 11:03 A

It is normal and natural to sometimes lose your appetite. One day or a couple days are not a big deal, so long as it isn't an everyday thing. Calculate your weekly average. You probably still land within your range; so long as that is possible, that one day (or few days) is not going to harm you. If your weekly average is under your minimum, especially if it's more than one or two weeks, then you need to make some efforts to revise your plans. Others suggested planning more calorie dense foods, do what you can to avoid or eliminate the source of anxiety, etc. Weekly average is where you can gauge whether that under-range day (or days) may cause a problem, though.

BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,978
10/13/12 11:52 P

Once in a while won't matter much. My boyfriend broke up with me on Thursday, so my food intake for friday was under my range. Try eating calorie dense foods, like peanut butter for a quick boost.

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
10/13/12 10:23 P

"Still" when? If you still haven't eaten half your calories and it's 2pm, that's not so much of a problem. If it's 9pm, that's an issue. Bear in mind this is a worldwide site and I see my local time on your post not yours, so it isn't obvious.

If you are once in a while under your calorie range and you don't feel sick from not eating, then it's not a problem. Just like someone who asks "Have I blown all my diet hopes by having this one pigout", it's okay to be sometimes over or under. What will matter is your pattern, your trend, not what you did just this one day.

But, if you're consistently struggling to get anywhere near your range, then you will have an issue and you need to find ways to work on decreasing the anxiety and also finding out how to get some good healthy calories in while anxious.

AILEBBELIA SparkPoints: (13,410)
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10/13/12 8:26 P

I have tons of problems with anxiety.

Eat calorie dense foods like peanut butter or avocado!! (those types of foods have more calories, but less volume.)

Good Luck!

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,695
10/13/12 7:50 P

It would depend on how long this has been going on.
Dietitian Becky

LILLEAN Posts: 874
10/13/12 7:24 P

What do you do when you don't feel hungry due to being anxious and still haven't eaten half your daily calorie?

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