View Full Version : absolutly NO appetite
04-07-2007, 11:00 AM
Is my body calling for a fast? It's been three days now and I don't think I've eaten much more than one meal if you combine all three days together... as a lot of you know, I went off raw when I went on vacation, but started easing my way back into it about a week ago... on occasion, I will get really bad hunger pains, and run to the fridge and eat some grapes or something till they subside, but them I'm right back to having just the sight of food disgust me. I have a history of anorexia- so I have to be careful here..don't want to fall back into old patterns of ED.
Anyone know what could be causing this?
04-07-2007, 12:09 PM
Hunger may come and go. The important thing is that YOU decide what level you should be eating at. REALLY ask yourself what level YOU think would be healthiest for you....and try to set small goals to meet that.
-Fasting should always be conscious and voluntary....not just done because you don't feel like eating on a given morning. Know what I mean?
-These are just my opinions / experiences.
-David Z. Mason
04-07-2007, 12:21 PM
this has been happening to me lately, too. i wonder if its the spring calling for a good, cleansing fast.
dont worry too much about it. when youre hungry, eat. when youre not, you dont need to force yourself.
04-07-2007, 12:23 PM
Only wish I had a pat answer for you, and I am sure the senior members can offer you sage advice. However, I did have similar problems, but mine followed a 30 day fast. Took me quite some time to transition back to raw and to where I found food palatable again. ~ Cathy
The thing I would be most worried about is that the less you eat, your body responds later by less hunger. So maybe it wants more food, but it's becoming conditioned to receiving less food.
If you want to do a juice fast or something like that, I would be very conscious of your history as you proceed. I have always had a pretty healthy relationship with food, but I have had more than one close friend struggle with anorexia. It seems that it is very, very difficult to really heal the habits and thought processes without a ton of effort.
Perhaps you could phase fruit smoothies in and try to get your body reacquainted with regular calories?
Please really do proceed with precaution, and good luck! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
04-07-2007, 12:49 PM
Spring cleaning combined with your bodies' efforts to discard the SAD?
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