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Why do I wake up telling myself not to eat?

8 Answers
Last Updated: 02/07/2017 at 7:55pm
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Lisa Groesz, PhD


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May 26th, 2015 3:28am
Well, from my own personal experience it is because I have an eating disorder. You never really feel okay with eating. You have to have that control, because the rest of your life is falling to pieces. Control is the main issue I think. Not the eating or not eating thing.
September 17th, 2015 9:09pm
Because your mind and heart are not in sync. The mind wants to ruin your day, and the heart wants to ace your day. Which is smarter really depends, which leads to internal trust issues, and usually is the stepping stone to disorders.
June 15th, 2015 1:28pm
Don't we all wake up being like "I'm so fat, I'll not eat today" and some hours later we eat ? I think everyone doe
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December 2nd, 2015 4:55pm
You are not telling yourself, your ED is. It sounds like your eating disorder is winning the war, and its time that you fight back. You know its unhealthy to skip meals and you know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you are not feeling hungry in the morning, start with eating something small and work your way up. ED is just going to keep telling you not to eat and its time to not listen to him anymore. You know right from wrong, so do the right and healthy thing.
December 22nd, 2015 8:35am
You think by not eating you can be greater and have control over your life. You think that less is more but it really isn't. You just need to tell yourself that eating is nessecary and calories are literally energy forms. You need them to survive. The number on the scale can't get you jobs,love and happiness. It will for a moment but you can't be truly happy with your body until you embrace the good and the bad.
March 31st, 2015 2:40pm
Look into yourself. When has this habit began? Work yourself through it. If you have eating disorders please refer to the Eating Disorders Helpline.
April 28th, 2015 5:22am
In your opinion you may have too much meat on your bones and you don't think your skinny or pretty enough. But I'm here to tell you that you don't have to wake up and not eat, if you want to eat then eat, just eat healthier and exercise more and you'll have the body type you want in no time.
February 7th, 2017 7:55pm
Hunger and thinness are often associated. When we feel hungry, we feel like we are thin and accomplishing what may be our goals. Combat the feeling to not eat by thinking about what kind of energy you can get from nutritious and tasty food.