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January 12, 2012 9:23 AM
Ugh, every so often I have these days where I'm STARVING but nothing is appetizing.
I try to eat but I just don't want to, and I feel sick/low energy from not eating.

Does this happen to anyone else? If so, what do you do? What foods do you eat?

I'm going to down some water and I'm forcing myself to eat my lunch, but it's just annoying!
January 12, 2012 9:39 AM
This happens to me a lot. I don't really have an answer for you. The only somewhat appetizing things for me became the more unhealthy stuff, so I started to let myself not be as strict for a couple months (otherwise I would have starved because I really wasn't eating). I'm slowly getting back into the super healthy stuff but I'm still struggling with liking food and not feeling crappy (in my stomach, not my head) after eating it.
January 12, 2012 9:43 AM
I agree, I get this way when I want junk food, but don't want to be "bad". Maybe drink something like Ensure or Boost?
January 12, 2012 9:43 AM
Try a protein shake. You can make them yourself at home and take them with you for later in the day or you can buy them. At the very least you'll be putting something in your body and boosting your energy.
January 12, 2012 9:44 AM
That's why I always keep apples in the house. Sometimes I'm hungry but nothing grabs me....except the idea of junk food, so I eat an apple. It takes the edge off and I don't have to deal with guilt.
January 12, 2012 9:45 AM
I have been taking the Herbalife supplements and shakes for almost a year now. The big thing with the shakes is protein. You should shoot for at least 100 grams of protein a day if you are working out. Protein helps you feel fuller longer. It is really easy to track on here. Try boosting that for a few days and then see if that makes a diferrence. Good luck. Julie
January 12, 2012 9:45 AM
I eat. Even if nothing looks exactly appetizing, I know eating my meals makes for a healthy lifestyle and from your profile that seems to be what you're looking for. I'm not saying force feed but your body is telling you you're hungry, so eat. Snack throughout the day if that's what you want to do but you're already seeing the effects of not eating although you're hungry. So stuff that pretty little face of yours and smile :)
January 12, 2012 9:45 AM
Thanks guys. Junk food does seem to be something that I can keep down, but that's not happening :)
A protein shake would be a good idea.

Thanks again!
January 12, 2012 9:46 AM
Bananas, cabbage and radishes seem to be my weapon of choice against hunger. The former is good for the morning as it gets you energy and needed potassium. The latter good as large quantities are low in caloric value.

Have an awesome day!
January 12, 2012 9:47 AM
I've felt like this before, especially if it's right before I get a cold or sinus infection. I just usually go to my "go-to" snack.. peanut butter on something, anything. I love peanut butter so much that even if I don't know what to eat, I eat that. I put it on an english muffin, toast, waffle or banana. And now that I'm into smoothies, I could see smoothies being a good "not sure what to have" solution. Good Luck! tongue
January 12, 2012 9:47 AM
I suggest talking to a medical professional
January 12, 2012 10:40 AM
Man, I am always hungry!!!!!!!!!!!! It's so hard sometimes to be good!
January 12, 2012 10:43 AM

I suggest talking to a medical professional

Somehow I don't think they'd be interested.
January 12, 2012 10:55 AM
For me... this is when my slippery slope starts. I've been good for X amount of time. I want junk but don't know what I want. I eat something and that wasn't it; so I eat something else.

Also, whatever I'm craving I buy it and don't bring it home. Craving cheesecake - don't buy a whole one - go get 1 slice at a restaurant or coffee shop. Craving pizza - buy a slice or smallest one. Let someone else eat rest of it or freeze individual slices,

It *is* a tough balance between enjoying occasional treats and re-starting old habits
January 12, 2012 11:47 AM
Happens to me a lot. Over time I've come to realize that VERY rarely is it really hunger though... generally it's a craving or something emotional (I'm an emotional eater). Once I figured that out it's much easier to deal with.

When I'm truly hungry things always sound good. Maybe not everything in my house, but I can always find a few things that sound good.

Edited by jacksonpt On January 12, 2012 11:48 AM
January 12, 2012 12:27 PM
I'm with you. :(
January 12, 2012 12:30 PM
This happens to me quite often and I combat it with an increased workout for that day. This is of course after I slightly indulge in a snack, as healthy as possible.


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