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How can you make yourself not hungry?

How can you make yourself not hungry?

Hungry: Distract yourself while staying busy, away from sight/smell of food, also meditate and sleep. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Increased Appetite (Definition)

Increased appetite is a clinical finding in which a person feels more hungry than ...Read more


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Why do I over eat even if I am not hungry?

Why do I over eat even if I am not hungry?

Several causes: Hunger is a normal body mechanism to tell us to get proper nutrition. If we eat when not hungry it may be because we did not get the proper nutrients and our body wants us to get them. However, most of the time it is due to mental and/or emotional distress and we are looking for comfort in the wrong place. Marianne williamson has an excellent book and cds that cover this topic. ...Read more

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How can I stop myself from eating when I'm not hungry?

How can I stop myself from eating when I'm not hungry?

Task: People eat when they are not hungry for multiple reason ie boredom, stressed, anxiety, depression ect. When you notice your eating when your not hungry then try doing a task (reading, going for a walk, or other tasks) if your stressed, depressed, or anxious then see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to resist eating when your not hungry?

Is there a good way to resist eating when your not hungry?

Many ways: Drink water or other unsweetened beverage, exercise, read, meditate, pray or any other activity that takes your mind off of food. ...Read more

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I haven't eaten in 2 days, I'm not hungry. What could be the cause?

I haven't eaten in 2 days, I'm not hungry. What could be the cause?

See your doctor : You need to be seen for an evaluation because there are many causes of loss of appetite. You should weigh yourself and drink water to prevent dehydration. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm not eating but people keep trying to force me help? I'm not hungry anymore

I'm not eating but people keep trying to force me help? I'm not hungry anymore

See good doctor soon: People are trying to force you because if you go too long without eating you might die! Not being hungry despite not eating is very serious. It is important to seek comprehensive care from doctors with knowledge and experience in treating anorexia. You may benefit from an inpatient treatment program. See http://www.Helpguide. Org/mental/anorexia_signs_symptoms_causes_treatment. Htm good luck! ...Read more

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Can't stop thinking about food even though I'm not hungry. What's the matter with me?

Not clear: This could be emotional or physical craving. To find out which one, you should first see your primary doc to make sure nothing is going on and if that's okay, you should see a psychologist because it may be a form of obsessive compulsive disorder, food addiction, anxiety, etc. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling anxious and appetite changes (quality: increased appetite).

I am experiencing feeling anxious and appetite changes (quality: increased appetite).

Anxiety: Hi, Thank you for your question.

You could have depression/anxiety that you might feel better being treated.

Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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I have not eaten anything all day and I am still not hungry at all. Why is that happening?

I have not eaten anything all day and I am still not hungry at all. Why is that happening?

Metabolism Slows: When you go a long period without eating, your body goes into "survival mode". Meaning it is receiving messages that food/nutrition is scarce and so it slows down your metabolism so that you burn calories more slowly. As your metabolism slows, so can your appetite. Oh, and I suggest eating and drinking the first chance you get! Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hi i have problem with eating, I can stay all day without eat and not hungry. What should I do?

What is behind?: There could be medical and emotional factors behind this. I would have a good checkup with bloodwork to start with. Do you have feelings of anxiety or depression? This can cause low appetite too. Consider these and take up with your MD if you have any signs of these. ...Read more

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34 months old boy. Suddenly started obsessed on food from last week. When ever sees food asks for it even if not hungry. Asks food even if not hungry. ?

34 months old boy. Suddenly started obsessed on food from last week. When ever sees food asks for it even if not hungry. Asks food even if not hungry.
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See his doctor: Need to be evaluated for possiblity of blood sugar problem or other gland problem, especially if he lost or gained weight, before entertaining a behavioural problem, best wishes ...Read more

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Not eating is this heat but I am just not hungry. Why do think that is?

Not eating is this heat but I am just not hungry. Why do think that is?

Not good: Runs the gamut from relatively innocent ''it is just too hot'' (maintain liquid balance) to psychological : anxiety, depression, etc.; all means and manner of physical difficulties from incidental to an initial sign of a serious condition; which, in turn may terminate in a variety of paths that, most sadly, lead to the end of our given days. See md! ...Read more

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How come I am not hungry after playing basketball?

Ketosis: With enough exercise your body begins to burn fat as fuel. A result is an increase in blood acid which is a strong inhibitor of hunger. ...Read more

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What are reasons for stomach gurgling when I am not hungry?

What are reasons for stomach gurgling when I am not hungry?

Air: Stomach gurgling, or borborygmi, is thought to be caused by the movement of fluids and air through the hollow tubes of the intestines. Similar to a pipe filled with fluid, air and fluid will move based on gravity and contraction of the muscles in the intestine wall, which can lead to the sounds you're hearing. It's perfectly normal and likely has no significance at all! ...Read more

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Growling stomach and not hungry, what to do?

Growling stomach and not hungry, what to do?

Without more info...: Without more info it's hard to say, but there are a variety of intestinal noises that are considered highly specific for pending obstruction, hypermotility, etc. Only examination can determine the significance of your stomach sounds. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to take pills that make you not hungry?

Is it a bad idea to take pills that make you not hungry?

In general yes: Diet pills r in my experience not good for you in the long run--changing your habits is the way to go for a long term solution. ...Read more

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If I'm not hungry, is that a sign that my metabolism has slowed down?

Not hungry: Metabolism changes are not necessarily indicators of appetite changes. You need thorough evaluation by your doctor to rule out endocrine, vascular and metabolic attributes can be explored. Anomalies, as well as review effects of any medications or supplements u might be taking, and if all physiological factors are ruled out, emotional. ...Read more

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I'm not hungry anymore! Heard you get less appetite, but only 73 years old!?

I'm not hungry anymore! Heard you get less appetite, but only 73 years old!?

Worth a checkup: You are right that just simply not being hungry is not something to ignore. There are several possible reasons. There could be a medical condition affecting your hunger, there could be something affecting your sense of smell (smell plays a large role in the enjoyment of food), or you could be depressed. In any event it is worth talking to your doctor. ...Read more

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No appetite for weeks. One meal per day not hungry at all. Working out daily lost 4 kgs in almost a week . What's wrong?

Many possibilities: You may be hyperthyroid, have an underlying infection or tumor, may be depressed or have some other condition which has increased your basal metabolic rate while somehow suppressing appetite. You should see a primary care physician and be thoroughly evaluated asap. Good luck and best wishes for a rapid improvement. Do not take this to an er;. ...Read more

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Hello, I think I have bulimia, sometimes I really can't stop eating when I'm not hungry it may happen like in once in a month...

Hello, I think I have bulimia, sometimes I really can't stop eating when I'm not hungry it may happen like in once in a month...

Bulimia: Bulimia is a psychological eating disorder associated with pre-occupation with weight/shape, fear of weight gain, inability to control eating, binge eating followed by methods to lose weight such as forced vomiting, laxative abuse and/or excessive exercise and can be associated with various medical and dental problems. If this sounds familiar to you, visit your doctor for an appropriate referral. ...Read more

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How do you overcome the desire to eat when not hungry? I didn't eat dinner, I'm not hungry, but it is a struggle to not go get food.

How do you overcome the desire to eat when not hungry? I didn't eat dinner, I'm not hungry, but it is a struggle to not go get food.

2 Types of Hunger: The 1st is physiologic, your body needs energy & nutrients; 2nd is "habit" hunger, you are used to snacking. The 1st is triggered by things such as dropping blood sugar; the 2nd by environmental triggers. Example, if you are used to sitting down at 8 pm in front of the tv with a bowl of ice cream, your mind will expect ice cream when you sit down at 8 to watch tv. Identify & control your triggers. ...Read more

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Whenever I see food there is an urge to eat it eventhough I am not hungry. I want to reduce over 25 pounds. How to control the urge?

Start with PCP: Start with your primary doctor — talk about your concerns. Ask if he/she has some ideas: meds, etc. Also ask if they can recommend a counsellor. You're not crazy, but you need someone to help you get past this road block. If there is a group called "food addicts anonymous" in your area, they can be very helpful (not overeaters anonymous-that's a different group). You can do this! Good luck. ...Read more

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My son has been feeling ok but he is not hungry much and throws up the odd time he is usually a good eater what could be the problem?

My son has been feeling ok but he is not hungry much and throws up the odd time he is usually a good eater what could be the problem?

Children GERD: Perhaps he has gasteroesophageal refulx or another issue such as a mild viral illness causing upset stomach. If it persists for more than a week or worsens, get him checked out. ...Read more

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I have a very big appetite I couldn't resist food even though I am not hungry. Currently I am 90kg over 170cm in height. What should I do to lose weight

I have a very big appetite I couldn't resist food even though I am not hungry. Currently I am 90kg over 170cm in height. What should I do to lose weight

See below: Resist food.
Simply put, the more calories you take in the more weight you will gain, so you have to decrease your consumption. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Appetite Changes (Definition)

Appetite changes = increased or decreased desire to eat ...Read more


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Reduced Appetite (Definition)

diminished ...Read more