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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.

like..to the point of getting nothing done because i can't focus without MORE food.

its not boredom, coz it interupts interesting stuff. its ruining everything?!

i've almost doubled my fats. and calories. i dont know how to make it stop!!!

if anybody has good advice..please let me know!!

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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.

Another thing - are you eating things you want to eat, or that you feel you ought 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.

Or, you could just be making up for lost time!!
 

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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.

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.

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):

Breakfast:

Piece of toast w/ margarine

A couple of strawberries with sugar

Glass of soy milk with a chocolate protein drink mix

Lunch:

Ramen noodles with mushrooms, onions, and soy sauce (I was feeling creative)

Two small cadbury caramel eggs

Dinner:

1 plate of cooked mushrooms, carrots, celery, potatoes, and onions. (Mom made potroast and separated the veggies for me)

Piece of bread with peanut butter

Dessert:

2 kinda smallish angel food cake shells with some strawberries, strawberry glaze, and cool whip

Snacks (theres a lot of them):

2 bowls of cereal with soy milk (I'm a cereal girl too)

Half a bag of popcorn

2 mini boxes of nerds

2 cadbury caramel eggs

Like, 15 carrot sticks with low-fat dip

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.

Then again, it is close to that time of the month.


Gah, I dunno.
 

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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.

Another thing - are you eating things you want to eat, or that you feel you ought 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.

Or, you could just be making up for lost time!!
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?

(Thank you so much by the way)
 

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I'm with rabid_child on this one.

In middle school I had a summer where I could eat. 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.

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?!
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rabid - so helpful as always. you and HC are spot on i think..because as of today the insane hunger has just magically subsided!!!!

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
and it works a lot better!!!

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hi

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.

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.

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!

sorry x

rosie
 
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