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Why cant I just eat when I'm hungry? Why does it have to be so hard?

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Last Updated: 11/28/2017 at 3:45pm
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Top Rated Answers
Anonymous - Expert in Eating Disorders
May 26th, 2015 8:09pm
You can, you're able to, you can control yourself. Focus on the good, always focus on the good. You can do it
Anonymous
March 10th, 2015 3:41am
Many factors can play a role in lack of appetite including nervousness, anxiety or an eating disorde
Carriekats120
- Expert in Eating Disorders
March 16th, 2015 7:06am
It doesn't always have to be so hard is it because you don't want to or because you can't? If you don't want to I think that it may be a good lifw changing desiccant to start because you can become anorexic or get bulimia and trust me from experience you don't want that
Anonymous
April 28th, 2015 5:20am
Looking at other people that may seem prettier or skinnier than you in your opinion triggers the urge to look like them and to lose weight. When you're hungry you think about those people and the calories or weight that you will gain when you eat. You think if you don't eat as much you'll get skinnier and look more like them. But it doesn't have to be so hard if you want to look like the girls you've seen that are skinny do it the healthy way. Don't eat less, eat healthier and exercise.
maggicantdraw
August 2nd, 2015 9:11pm
I can't say for sure. My area of expertise is Bulimia, but I have experienced Anorexia for a time. I can say that, when I was hungry, I felt like that sick feeling was good. Try to convince yourself that feeling hungry is not good, and when you do feel hungry, try and force yourself to eat. It's okay to slip up, but only every once in a while. Stick to it and see where it takes you.
IListenToYou01
February 9th, 2016 12:30am
Sometimes your mind doesn't allow you to do things your body tells you too. Mind over matter eh? Never put yourself down over this, seek help, talk to people, believe in yourself, and you will beat it.
StormyTimes
November 14th, 2017 10:16am
That is a question for the medical community. The new news is that eating issues may be triggered by "gut biomes". It's worth looking into . . .
recoveringlistener
November 28th, 2017 3:45pm
Listening to our hunger signals can be harder than it seems. Intuitive eating seems simple since it's something we're born with, but we seem to lose that innate skill. You're not always going to feel at ease when eating, but it's something you'll get through. What's important is that you get through it despite the difficulty