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Do you forget to eat?

Saturday, June 29, 2013

I had something kind of bad happen today. I got up at 7, started working immediately and didn't have anything to eat until I had a Larabar for breakfast at like 10:30 am...the day was crazy and I knew I was hungry about 1 pm but had to keep getting things done all the sudden it was 7:30 at night and I was finally able to break away for dinner - but I wasn't hungry anymore. I was actually nauseous and about all I could stand to eat was crackers and tea.
Does anyone else get sick to your stomach if you don't eat all day?
This happens to me often, if I don't eat I forget to and the next thing I know I feel sick and eventually, I relax enough to eat again but it's miserable in the mean time.
I know that I should keep healthy snacks around, and I do! For goodness sake, I went to the grocery store today and got some veggies and cheese that I could have easily snacked on but when I came home had to get back to work ASAP...I still haven't unloaded everything from my car because I only had time to put away the cold and frozen items. Why don't I do it now? It's 100 degrees out there and honestly, it can wait until morning when it's cooler and I have some energy again.
I tracked my food for today and somehow I still came out at 1600 calories. I think my tracker is broken.
Lara bar = 220 cals
I drank about a quart of instant decaf unsweetened tea, then some nut thins crackers (130 cals), 2 oz of hard parmesean cheese and a spinach salad with only apple cider vinegar on it - nothing else.
Thoughts? Does anyone else have false tracking results like me on the daily report?
I'm going to have a spoonful of sunbutter and an apple before bed so I don't wake up with a headache and nausea.
AHHH...I just felt the relax kick in. Thanks for listening :)
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  • LORI3679
    Yes, this has happened to me. The best way I've found to keep it from happening is to prepare everything before you sit down for the day and then have snacks close buy. Water too! ;)
    1757 days ago
  • PDQ1203
    lol ... not me - i don't forget to eat as i'm able to stay right on top of that hunger curve
    1758 days ago
    I have had this happen but I try not to do it often. It is not good for the body and certainly not good for the blood sugar.
    1758 days ago
    Yes, I have forgotten to eat. When my husband had his strokes and it was emergency rooms, hospital stays, nursing home rehab, then home IV and wound care for months, I was so busy with him, so terrified of what was happening, that I forgot to eat. I went down to 100 pounds without noticing. His doctors kept mentioning that I needed to take care of myself in order to take care of him, but the constant care and attention required of a caretaker took its toll on me. My kids started bringing me food since I don't like energy bars or any other artificial food like substances. I finally got into the eggs and toast and fruit routine until he was well enough to rejoin me in the house, which saved me. When under tremendous stress fueled by fear, I don't feel hunger. My throat closes up and I can hardly eat. I lived on coffee because it was easy and portable and I could put it down at a second's notice when my husband rang his bell to be carried to the bathroom or his wounds had reopened. It's hard to be conscious of my own eating when I have 24 hours of on hands on care with no help. I went through the same thing when my mother finally got her dementia diagnosis and I had to move her, clear and clean and sell her home and car, take her to so many doctors. I slipped under 100 pounds and Mom's doctor started yelling at ME. If I had caught so much as a cold, I myself would have to be hospitalized, which is counterproductive for a caretaker. You don't say what the bad thing was, but it happens to a lot of us.
    1758 days ago
  • _BABE_
    I have and don't think doing that on a regular basis is good for you but occasionally it happens. I, too get a little light headed from not eating but the episodes are far and few between. If you did combine that with lots of coffee, you would have a recipe for disaster. In many instances I think dehydration has a lot to do with the sick feeling....so if mindful eating is useful for over eating it probably would come in handy for under eating too!
    1758 days ago
    I have had the same thing happen, but really suffered the next several days afterwards with blood sugar issues. Just be careful.
    1758 days ago
    i forget to stop eating. but i have tried to eat less at night and i will wake up hungry. i buy snack bags so i can prepack proper portions of nuts, dried fruit and other snacks so i can grab and go.
    1758 days ago
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