charabak Posted July 29, 2019 Share Posted July 29, 2019 This has been going on for about a week and a half now. I keep finding myself feeling physical hunger, but nothing is appealing to me. I've been relying mostly on recipes I already knew and loved that happened to be Whole30 compliant, along with recommendations from friends. Everything I've made has been objectively tasty, so it's not an issue of lack of flavors or seasoning. It feels like a general food aversion, which is very very different than my life before. So I'll get hungry, prepare food, sit down to eat, have a few bites, and... then I don't want to finish my meal. At all. I've had to override my body to force food down because I've also been struggling with exhaustion and weakness, and I always feel so much better after I eat a full meal. I know that I need to add more plated fats and starchy veg to help keep my energy up, but it is hard to imagine adding MORE to my plate when I can barely choke down a normal-size portion. Here's a typical day of meals: Meal 1: some kind of baked egg and veggie situation (egg cups, frittata, etc.) Meal 2: leftovers from dinner the night before (today, cilantro-lime cauliflower rice, beef barbacoa) Snack (if needed): Marcona almonds, olives, hard-boiled egg Meal 3: protein + veg (today, chicken cacciatore over spaghetti squash) I know I'm not eating enough, especially veggies and fat like I mentioned above. Maybe I need to be spreading my fats from my snack to my meals? I worry about how long this will go on... as someone with a disordered eating history, the idea of feeling hungry and not wanting to eat feels really dangerous and not something I want to get used to. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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