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Need Advice: Not Hungry is a Thing??

Friday, August 11, 2017

A little background: I am not, nor have I ever been, one of those people who forgets to eat. I plan my days, my life, around food. And, honestly, even more so when I'm focused on my health. OK we can do x, but what will we have for lunch if we do that? What restaurant is nearby and can they feed a vegetarian something other than a plate of cheese pasta topped with cheese with a side of cheese?

I'm hungry, in general, is what I'm saying. Partially due to my emotional dependence on food, partially I'm sure due to years of dieting and being fixated on food.

The problem: This week, I'm just not very hungry. It's WEIRD. Right now it's 9:58AM and every other day of my life I'd be counting down thinking OMG IT'S SNACK TIME YAY and today, and every day this week, it's more like 'ugh, I should eat that yogurt because I need the protein but I am just not hungry.'

It's not that I don't like the yogurt. It's not even that I really want Oreos and so the yogurt doesn't sound good. It's just that I'm not interested in food. And no, I'm not depressed or sick and nothing in my life has otherwise changed, as far as I can tell. Like I said, this is weird.

The question: Do you eat your pre-planned snacks when you're not hungry? My RD said she doesn't want me ever eating less than 1350 calories based on my RMR and reasonably active lifestyle (boot camp, running, etc.). This week I have had to literally force myself to eat more than I really want. That can't be good, right?

I emailed my RD to see what she says. I don't have another appointment with her until 1 September, so that's a long time to screw everything up.

Advice welcome!
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  • ZIPITUP
    I started eating when I am hungry- well actually I went back to that like I did when I was younger. And I started losing weight. So I am keeping that. Some days I eat around 2000 calories and some days I eat around 900. I also noticed my DS who is at a nice weight does the same thing. I think we lose touch with that. It is good to listen to your body.
    459 days ago
  • NOMORECLOUDYDAY
    You eat to live. You might have been living to eat before. The thing is....you require so many calories a day or your metabolism will go into starvation mode. You need to eat.
    460 days ago
  • GITCHY1
    I never ate breakfast, so I was never hungry in the morning. It was suggested to me, since I drink coffee in the mornings, to try a protein shake. I tried it, and it helped. Even today, many years of not eating breakfast, I do a protein shake.
    460 days ago
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