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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. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Appetite Changes (Definition)

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


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Reduced Appetite (Definition)

diminished ...Read more