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Ky4giraffe
01-11-11, 02:22 PM
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I never donít eat all day but I eat very little. One day all I ate was popcorn and just yesterday I had eggs and dry cereal. I donít try to eat like this but I forget to eat all the time and when I know I have to eat nothing looks good. I think my mom is worried because in July I had a baby and when I was pregnant I was 116lbs (Im only 4í11) after my son was born I was 113lbs. The first doctor appointment I had when I thought I was pregnant I was 112lbs. Last time I went to the doctor was in December and I am now at 94lbs. I am 94lbs but I didnít lose my Ďafter baby tummyí so I must be losing weight somewhere else? How can I get better at eating? How can I eat without an appetite or hunger? I need help!

stef
01-12-11, 05:49 AM
Are you nursing ???
if so you have to take care of yourself!
(sorry I wish I had some suggestions...protein shakes?)

tipoo
01-12-11, 11:53 AM
How many calories do you ingest in a day? How often do you go to the gym or exercise if you do?

Lunacie
01-12-11, 12:15 PM
I donít get hungry or thirsty and when I know I should go eat something I have no appetite. I never donít eat all day but I eat very little. One day all I ate was popcorn and just yesterday I had eggs and dry cereal. I donít try to eat like this but I forget to eat all the time and when I know I have to eat nothing looks good. I think my mom is worried because in July I had a baby and when I was pregnant I was 116lbs (Im only 4í11) after my son was born I was 113lbs. The first doctor appointment I had when I thought I was pregnant I was 112lbs. Last time I went to the doctor was in December and I am now at 94lbs. I am 94lbs but I didnít lose my Ďafter baby tummyí so I must be losing weight somewhere else? How can I get better at eating? How can I eat without an appetite or hunger? I need help!

Why do assume that your post baby tummy is all fat? A lot of the reason you still see the bump is that everything was stretched to the limit and it doesn't necessarily go back to normal. The girls in my family look pregnant even when we're thin and not pregnant. It's the shape of our bodies.

I'm overweight and can't imagine not wanting to eat, so may not be much help. I wonder if you have a vitamin or hormone deficiency that keeps you from being hungry or thirsty. I have a deficiency that causes severe depression in the winter, simply taking a supplement (vitamin D3) is all I have to do to feel better. It could be something that simple for you. Can you talk to your doctor about some testing, and adding some supplement that will help you eat better?

stef
01-12-11, 12:24 PM
good point, the "baby tummy" is a lot of stretched out muscles, actually.
and since you have a small frame in the first place, this is what happens (unfortunately).

Ky4giraffe
01-12-11, 12:37 PM
Are you nursing ???
if so you have to take care of yourself!
(sorry I wish I had some suggestions...protein shakes?)
No Im not nursing, when I was in the hospital after I had my son I had some problems and was on so many drugs that my milk wouldnt come in.

How many calories do you ingest in a day? How often do you go to the gym or exercise if you do?
No idea, probably not very many. And I dont go to the gym or really exercise. Im juggling a child and college, no time!

Why do assume that your post baby tummy is all fat? A lot of the reason you still see the bump is that everything was stretched to the limit and it doesn't necessarily go back to normal. The girls in my family look pregnant even when we're thin and not pregnant. It's the shape of our bodies.

I'm overweight and can't imagine not wanting to eat, so may not be much help. I wonder if you have a vitamin or hormone deficiency that keeps you from being hungry or thirsty. I have a deficiency that causes severe depression in the winter, simply taking a supplement (vitamin D3) is all I have to do to feel better. It could be something that simple for you. Can you talk to your doctor about some testing, and adding some supplement that will help you eat better?
Hmm I never thought of that, it feels just fatty to me. Plus I can suck in and then it mostly goes away.
Its not that I dont want to eat its just Im not hungry and nothing looks good when I do go look for food. Plus I guess it doesnt help that Im on a not so big budget so not many options.
I told my therapist (when I use to go for my add/social anxiety) but she pretty much blew it off as me being to busy to eat and it happens to everyone.

Lunacie
01-12-11, 01:40 PM
Loose muscles can be sucked in, or held in. Fat, not so much. All those movie stars who have a baby and look great in just a month - most of them can afford to pay a trainer - and someone to take care of the baby while they work out. Makes the rest of us look sloppy in comparison.

If being too busy to eat or not wanting to eat happens to everyone, I wonder when it will happen to me? I guess you need to do what folks here recommend for those who loose their appetite with stimulant meds - eat as many calories as you can when you do feel like eating.

Ky4giraffe
01-14-11, 12:52 PM
But the thing is I dont even take my meds!

shortyboy205
01-14-11, 01:16 PM
Im a 28 year old male and i didnt use to eat much or drink much i could go 2 days wiv out eating i used to feel hungry but when i sat down to eat i wud feel sick and not hardly eat a think. In till i had a blood test n my vitamin levels were so bad i had to have booster of tablets and had to have liver test's. After that i joined a gym and went every morning and made myself eat and im ok now try protin shakes but dnt go try'n to eat massive meals eat little bits every 3 hours i have put weight on havent done that 4 years gud luck

jeninok
01-14-11, 01:45 PM
When my appetite is really bad and I get to the point where I feel awful and know I just need calories I seem to do better with liquid foods especially since I am always thirsty.

Smoothies with added protein, slim fast, even carnation instant breakfast made with 2% or whole milk are all good choices. They have calories and nutrients instead of being total junk food. Yogurt is another one I reach for.

Sometimes too once I get something in my stomach it triggers the hungry feelings and I can then eat "real" food too.