loss-of-appetite

Sometimes I lose my appetite for days or weeks - even the foods I normally crave become as appealing as eating paper towels. It normally goes hand in hand with sensory issues with the food. These are some of the tricks I’ve learned to make sure I get enough nutrition anyway

  • The first and most important thing is you need to remember that eating anything is better than eating nothing. You may need to suspend your normal standards or rules - eating foods that are less “healthy" than normal, eating the same thing over and over gain, or just not enjoying your food as much.
  • Energy (calorie) dense foods like nuts or energy bars are really helpful, especially if the actual process of eating is unpleasant. Sometimes its really nice to be able to eat a meals worth of energy in under a minute
  • Chewing gum helps me get my appetite going - If I am trying to get myself hungry for a meal I will often start with gum 30-40 minutes before.
  • I rely a lot on eating a little of something I’m comfortable with to pique my appetite and moving to a different food group afterwards. Eating the first thing is always the hardest - I find after I start my brain realizes that food is ok and I can move onto larger portions or a different food.
  • When I eat something sweet I tend to crave more sugar later. So I use this to my advantage and have a small portion of something with some sugar in it and then wait to be hungry for more. Sometimes I will try to eat something a little more nutritious the second time, others I just have more of whatever was finally able to pique my interest
  • For the same reason consider other foods you find hard to put down. I’ve heard that things with both carbs and fat in them are the most “addictive” and I use that when I’m struggling to get enough to eat. It’s ok if this is a “junk” food - remember eating anything is better than eating nothing
  • Ginger tea or ginger chews make my stomach feel better
  • Keep track of your food. It can be really informal, like making sure you don’t skip meals, or it can be some other strategy of keeping a food journal or counting calories. You don’t need to be super precise, it just helps remind you to eat when your body isn’t sending the right signals
  • Look at “food porn.” Scrolling through a food blog you love on tumblr or watching a cooking show can be a good way to get your appetite going
  • Have a nutritional drink like an ensure can help you make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need without much thought. I find ensure is best very cold or on ice.
  • Look for foods or categories of foods that seem easier to tolerate than the others. This might be something you know is easy on your stomach, something of a certain texture, something hot/cold, or just a favorite food. 
  • If there is a food that you find less unappealing than the others, or feels “safe” to you go for it, even if you’ve eaten it many times in the last few days. I even find having eaten a food or meal in recent memory helps convince my body its not gonna be harmful

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I Need Some Help

One of my health problems during the past few months has been loss of appetite.  At first my doctor wasn’t concerned because I needed to lose some weight anyway.  But I’ve lost nearly 25 pounds since the start of the year due to loss of appetite, and now it’s becoming a problem.  

I don’t have it every day, but this past week it’s been almost every day.  I try to sit and force 100 calories on myself every hour I’m awake.  (I count the calories on EVERYTHING and make a list, checking off how far along my timeline I am.)  This is still not great because I’m still only averaging around 1200 calories because I can’t seem to make it to my goal.

Because of this calorie deficit, I’ve been woozy, lightheaded, and this minor illness I have just won’t go away because my body can’t fight it.  But loss of appetite means putting food in my mouth makes me feel like throwing up.  So here’s what I could use:  suggestions on ways to get some calories in me (preferably a lot) in liquid format that doesn’t include milk.  (Milk products make me very mucus-y which makes it harder to eat because I feel even more ill.)  That means protein powders aren’t a great option.  I’ve already drank my weight in pop today, so your suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  I don’t care if those calories are all carbs or sugar or whatever.  I just need fuel in my body.  Thank you!

anonymous asked:

When I get stressed out my body like. Rejects any food I try to eat so I basically live off crackers and rapidly lose weight. Can I have a scenario of Tsukishima noticing or finding this or about his s/o? Female pronouns if that's ok >x< thank uuuu

Good Evening Beautiful,

               I am terribly sorry for what you are suffering through. The only thing I can tell you is to please try and eat something at set times every day. I understand how much you must be struggling and I honestly hope that you get better. You are a wonderful person who deserves to be healthy and happy.

-          Jelly


               Tsukishima Kei soundlessly skipped through is music playlist, not a single on catching his interest. All in all he had acted very distracted and aloof today. In fact everything that happened today had only annoyed him. He could attribute this to a number of things: He was just having a bad day, Waking up late and not eating breakfast could have something to do with his foul mood, but the most likely reason what that his s/o hadn’t shown up at school nor did she let him know what was keeping her. This stirred a mix of emotions in the otherwise indifferent teen. Part curiosity, part annoyance, but mostly worry.

               Tsukishima quickly cut off his inner monologue as he approached her house. He really didn’t want to deal with the gauntlet of questions from her parents so he just rounded the corner and tapped on her window, thankfully, situated on the first floor. It took a few minutes and a couple more raps but the curtains pulled back and the glass pane creaked open. Before even greeting his s/o Tsukishima climbed into the dark and cool room.

               As he stood up straight he looked his s/o over. Searching ever inch for an answer. She was still dressed in loose pajamas but the fatigued look on her face said it all. He should have guessed it. Exams were two weeks away after all and their instructors had been pressuring them since the first of the month, not to mention everything going on outside of school. Tsukishima huffed annoyed at the circumstances that had caused his s/o so much distress.

               He didn’t say anything, entirely because he had no clue what would make them feel better, so he just took her face into his hands and stared at her intently. Obviously he isn’t any good a comfort but what he did next came from the heart, he kissed her. First, her forehead, then, each of her eyes, her nose and finally her mouth. It was chaste and quick but sweet and meaningful, especially coming from Tsukishima. When he pulled back the taller teen startled a bit at the tears in her eyes. Of course now he was freaking out, worried that he had done something to offend her. What she did next though confused him even more than he already was.

She hugged him, whispering ‘thank you’ and ‘you made me feel better’ to him. Tsukishima awkwardly hugged her back but after a few moments he relaxed and held her closer. He would never let go.

Disappointment

I never understood people telling me that they have lost their appetite over a delicious meal b/c of XYZ. 

I totally did the other day and I lament my actions and my lack of savoring the gorgeous meal. 

I know I live in my own version of reality…but when reality’s hot breath starts hitting you like a warehouse truck driven by a drunk teenager, it’s totally nasty.

And nasty really does take away your hunger.

I mourn for other reasons but I also mourn the missed opportunity of savoring that meal. 

Chronic Illness Problems

My stomach is more confused than my sexuality.

As soon as I’m done eating, I get hungry. I wasn’t hungry before I started eating. I will only eat a few bites, maybe more if it’s extra tasty food and then I’m DONE. I won’t take even one more bite, without gagging.

And that’s when my stomach reminds me it’s still hungry. I know jerk, but if you were hungry when we were eating then you wouldn’t be starving. If your asshole friends would digest what I give, then we wouldn’t have any problems. Damn organs complain more than I do.

Reposted from: fit-personality:
8 Healthy & Natural (& Vegetarian) Appetite Suppressants for y’all when you’re feeling that hunger.
Raw Almonds - high in protein
Cayenne Pepper - metabolism booster
Coffee - metabolism booster
Wasabi - metabolism booster
Eggs - protein packed
Chia Seeds - protein packed
Hot sauce - metabolism booster
Water - no calories and hydration ohhhh

Food for the not hungry.

I’ve said this before, but again, I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).  And my doctor has put me on Metformin to combat the side effects and kick my out of control hormones into shape.  It’s great stuff.  My hair has stopped falling out (and is actually much thicker now), I’ve lost weight (and continue to lose weight), and my body is no longer held hostage by my hormones.

Thing is, it has a few side effects.  One of those being a loss of appetite.  So I have to make sure I’m eating, and when I feel I’m hungry I have to get up right then and go fix myself something to eat or else a half an hour later I won’t be hungry and will totally forget.  Also, I tend to wander the store having no idea what to get to fix for meals because I’m not hungry, therefore nothing looks appetizing.

And that’s when I discover how much I love Tumblr.  Because people reblog some of the neatest ideas for food preparation.  I saw someone reblog a baked eggs recipe.  I can’t find it now, but I remember about how it went. So I cracked a few eggs into a muffin pan with slices of bacon, and topped them with either cheddar or feta.  Oh and a little bit of sea salt and pepper.  

Cooked them at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  Oh my god. I am in protein filled heaven this morning.  I microwaved a sweet potato to eat with them, with a little butter and cinnamon on it.  

Would do this again.

anonymous asked:

Hey I have a huge problem with eating. Basically I never eat lunch at school because of my Ritalin and I end up coming off it poorly I feel moody And nauseous , and when i get home I eat too much out of boredom, which is apparently a problem with ADHD. Any tips for either one?

Not having an appetite is a known side effect of Ritalin, but you still need to eat. Your body requires fuel to function. Part of why you’re eating too much after the medication wears off is that you aren’t fueling your body adequately during the day (the rest is probably boredom, like you say; that is definitely a thing with ADHD). The other things are rebound, probably made worse by lack of food in your stomach. Try replacing your lunch with a meal replacement shake if you really can’t force yourself to eat anything, and carry something like trail mix with you so you can snack periodically (assuming that’s allowed at your school). If this doesn’t help, talk to your doctor about trying a different medication.

-J

anonymous asked:

Is it normal to not have any appetite? (depression and anxiety, possible bipolar lass here)

It’s pretty common to experience loss of appetite as a symptom of depression. I know for me, I have a hard time eating when I’m dealing with a lot of anxiety, too.
It’s important, though, to make sure you’re still eating. I know it’s hard to eat when you have no appetite from being severely depressed and/or anxious, but your body and brain need the nutrients.

I hope things improve for you!
~AiT