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my diet is great. i eat plenty. i eat variety. i eat lots of carbs. lots of protein. 90% whole foods. low g.i. stuff...and yet for 2 weeks now ive been RIDICULOUSLY ravenous.<br><br>
like..to the point of getting nothing done because i can't focus without MORE food.<br><br>
its not boredom, coz it interupts interesting stuff. its ruining everything?!<br><br>
i've almost doubled my fats. and calories. i dont know how to make it stop!!!<br><br><br><br>
if anybody has good advice..please let me know!!<br><br><br><br>
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ive tried that!! i eat bucketloads!! its not helping.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/doh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":doh:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:"> im constantly distracted. its like..i just..argh.
 

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Taurus, it sounds very much like I feel - is it constantly THINKING about food that is creating the hunger? People with these kind of issues, I think, are likely to be hungry largely because they obsess about food.<br><br><br><br>
Another thing - are you eating things you <i>want</i> to eat, or that you feel you <i>ought</i> to eat? Because I find if I eat something I don't really want just cos I think I should, then I end up craving what I actually wanted but didn't have, which only makes the situation worse.<br><br><br><br>
Or, you could just be making up for lost time!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I have never had an ED so this is from a perspective of a non-ED person... sometimes, I go through hungry times where I'm ravenous constantly for a few days to a week or so. Then I go through not hungry times where I just don't really feel like eating. I don't think there's anything wrong with listening to your body's cues and eating when you're hungry. It will balance itself out in the end.
 

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I'm pretty much in the same deal.<br><br><br><br>
I've had some ED problems, recently so that might be the cause for it. But, I was on a very restricted-calorie diet (or throwing up, so I hardly had any food in my stomach, even if I did eat). But, just this weekend I have actually been eating not-so-bad.<br><br><br><br>
The reason for that is mainly because I've been constantly hungry. Even if I eat tons and tons I feel like I'm starving..or I'm just craving something crunchy or sweet, or chewy. Heres what I ate today (if I can remember):<br><br><br><br>
Breakfast:<br><br>
Piece of toast w/ margarine<br><br>
A couple of strawberries with sugar<br><br>
Glass of soy milk with a chocolate protein drink mix<br><br><br><br>
Lunch:<br><br>
Ramen noodles with mushrooms, onions, and soy sauce (I was feeling creative)<br><br>
Two small cadbury caramel eggs<br><br><br><br>
Dinner:<br><br>
1 plate of cooked mushrooms, carrots, celery, potatoes, and onions. (Mom made potroast and separated the veggies for me)<br><br>
Piece of bread with peanut butter<br><br><br><br>
Dessert:<br><br>
2 kinda smallish angel food cake shells with some strawberries, strawberry glaze, and cool whip<br><br><br><br>
Snacks (theres a lot of them):<br><br>
2 bowls of cereal with soy milk (I'm a cereal girl too)<br><br>
Half a bag of popcorn<br><br>
2 mini boxes of nerds<br><br>
2 cadbury caramel eggs<br><br>
Like, 15 carrot sticks with low-fat dip<br><br><br><br>
Sorry to bore you with all of that, it's not really necessary. The point I wanted to make is that I am like obsessed with snack foods. I just never, ever feel full. It's like all of the times I haven't eaten enough I'm making up for them now and just eating, and eating, and eating. It only happens every once in a while that I go on these little binges. But, they make me feel so bad.<br><br><br><br>
Then again, it is close to that time of the month. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sick:"><br><br><br><br>
Gah, I dunno.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>piratemoon</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Taurus, it sounds very much like I feel - is it constantly THINKING about food that is creating the hunger? People with these kind of issues, I think, are likely to be hungry largely because they obsess about food.<br><br><br><br>
Another thing - are you eating things you <i>want</i> to eat, or that you feel you <i>ought</i> to eat? Because I find if I eat something I don't really want just cos I think I should, then I end up craving what I actually wanted but didn't have, which only makes the situation worse.<br><br><br><br>
Or, you could just be making up for lost time!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Your post made me realize my problem, that I obsess over food. It makes so much sense now. How can I break out of this?<br><br><br><br>
(Thank you so much by the way)
 

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I'm with rabid_child on this one.<br><br><br><br>
In middle school I had a summer where I could <i>eat</i>. I would eat huge plates of food and go back for seconds and eat huge plate after huge plate. It was like I was never ever full.<br><br><br><br>
Some weeks I'm very active and I'll be ravenous. Always wanting to eat. Then there are weeks like last week when I didn't really feel like eating a lot. I'm thinking this might be what's happening to you. Your body is just doing some sort of phase where it cueing you to eat more. Maybe in a week or so you'll stop and suddenly won't eat as much.
 

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pirate- that used to bother me a lot, you're right. not eating what i WANTED to eat. but now i do, so its less of a problem (isn't it great?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> .<br><br><br><br>
rabid - so helpful as always. you and HC are spot on i think..because as of today the insane hunger has just magically subsided!!!!<br><br><br><br>
and laurie- not sure if you were talking to me or to brinbrin , but i eat a LOT of fat. i tried to stay within the RDA but found it wasn't enough to satisfy me. so now i make up my own rules <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> and it works a lot better!!!<br><br><br><br>
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taurushead, sorry, i was writing to brinbrin! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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hi<br><br>
I can't' really offer any help, because i haven't figured out this for myself yet, but i just thought i'd say that i too have the insatiable hunger thingy. I can't concentrate on ANYTHING. I'm always hungry. I've actually had to leave university because i couldn't write any essays or concentrate for long enough to hear an entire lecture.<br><br><br><br>
Not much help i know but if we're both the same then i guess it must be normal. However I don't believe that people without ED's can just ignore this kind of hunger. Aaaaagh i don't know!! I hope you figure something out. I feel a LOT better without the stress of university, but i'm still hungry. And without the need to eat (like if i have to write an essay), i'm not really eating when i should be. Basically I'm slowly slipping back into anorexia.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway i'm going back to uni after the summer and studying maths instead of politics. I won't need to concentrate as much- i can do maths in my sleep!<br><br><br><br>
sorry x<br><br>
rosie
 
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