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Chewing Spitting Food Addictive
Yes: Lets say you chew fat till the taste is gone, you are still getting the calories from some of the fat. If you chew an orange, you are still getting some of the calories from the orange. Some digestion of starches begins in the mouth and chewing carbohydrates, begins the digestion of the liquid in the mouth even if you throw away the solid part. ...Read more
Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...Read more
I can not eat at all I just have a few bites a day food seems to make me chew it and spit it out. Threw out the day I'm starving but can't eat can u tell me what should I do?
See a doctor: that is not normal you need to see a doctor to find out why. and to provide with alternative to hydration and nutrition. you could be having an ulcer that blocking your stomach. or you could be having a gallbladder attack. regardless what is the cause you need to see a doctor ...Read more
Depends : It really depends on the age of your son. Young children just getting started on foods that need to be chewed will often spit out food as they are mastering the swallowing process. Children who are a liitle older may do it just for attention or to see your response. An older child is almost certainly doing it for response. The cause will help determine how you intervene. ...Read more
As a single: Behavior - it is odd. However, would need a full evaluation to look for other criteria in order to diagnose an eating disorder. Take care. ...Read more
Chewing weight gain: I first saw this on a sex in the city episode. It is not a recommended diet plan. The taste of the food, is unlikely to curb your appetitie however, so you are likely to continue to consume the same calorie intake that leads to weight gain. Better to meet with a dietician and come up with a reasonable diet and exercise plan. If you are good 90% of the time, you will do well with your weight. ...Read more
I don't swallow any food, i still purge and i exercise regularly. Could there still be any weight gain caused by the chewing and spitting?
No: but it sounds like you have a serious eating disorder. Please get help. ...Read more
GERD: If you are having food come back up and not making yourself do it, then it sounds like you have reflux, a condition where the stomach contents comes back up into the throat/mouth or out altogether. Make sure you are not overeating, reduce caffeine, eat small frequent meals, and if these don't help the symptoms subside, talk to your family or GI doctor about other interventions. ...Read more
Chew and spit: Yes. Chewing and spitting is the form of purging. Almost all eating disorders start with some form of restrictions intake. By chewing and spitting, calorie restriction occurd. Most importantly, ultimately protein intake is restricted, which ultimately causes much of the damage that occurs in eating disorders. Eating disorder usually ends up controlling you, rather than you controlling it. ...Read more
3 wk old cries and looks for food after i feed her, but if i feed her more like she wants, she spits it all up in a few minutes. What's wrong?
Read babies signals: Babies will turn their head and root because they enjoy the sensation of sucking.Their lips have millions of sensors that give pleasure when they suck.That's how a baby that has never been hungry learns to begin feeding.It appears she remains alert after feeds and wants more "pleasure" which you misread as wanting more feed. Try other comfort plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I spit up most of my food i eat and i'm constently shaking and i feel like i'm not all there what should I do?
See your doctor asap: See your doctor for a check up and possibly some testing. ...Read more
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