I have always been over weight. Well, always since puberty... I am now 32. My ideal body weight based on BMI is between 108 and 149 however I can not imagine me being that low in weight! I am currently 188 and a size 14 jeans. I am down a lot since I started working last year. I was at 120. Then I kind of peeked at 190. Well, recently we have been going through a lot of stress and stress makes me not eat very well. I find it hard to eat while upset or stressed-opposite of most people I guess. Anyway I lost 2 more pound in the last 2 weeks making me 188. Here is my problem. The loss of the 2 more pounds has motivated me again but I am not eating enough and I know it. I am trying to but I just get full after a few bites and stay full for hours on it. I calculated what I forced myself to eat today and it was around 600 calories. WAY not enough but I can't eat any more! If I do I get nauseas. Part of it is the stress and part of it, I am sure is from not eating, basically being on a liquid diet for the last 2 weeks while I was stressed to the point of physically ill. Things are getting a little better and I can eat now but just not enough. I have never had this kind of eating last for so long. usually I am stressed for a day or two then things are fine but while things are looking a little better they are in no danger of getting better any time soon. I am scared I am going to kill my metabolism! So how can I make myself eat enough calories and do you think my stomach has just shrunk form lack of eating? What am I going to do? I want to loose weight but not like this! I know this is the wrong way to do it. I just can't make myself eat any more than I am. My body is all out of whack with everything that is going on in my life. I eat every time I feel hungry- it just isn't much at a time and not near enough.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:38 PM on Nov. 22, 2013 in Diet & Fitness
The one thing I have learned about weight is it doesn't matter as long as you eat real food that comes from nature and if you take your multivitamins. So start thinking in a healthy way, you can eat as much food from the earth as you want. All this yo-yo stuff is making you emotionally unhealthy and that is the problem not your weight.
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Answer by caragirl1 at 9:40 PM on Nov. 22, 2013
I would go to the doc. That said, I personally wish I would stop feeling hungry. I too am going through a great deal of stress right now. My SO is unemployed, and has been since August. He isn't getting unemployment because he quit his job. He has not gotten a single call back for an interview. I am going through child support hell with my ex. Racking up all kinds of lawyer bills. My job has started a new evaluation system, and I can't seem to figure out the right combination of hoops I am supposed to jump through. I have gained 20 lbs because I eat when I am stressed. No loss of appetitefor me. I was exercising every night, I stopped doing that. I went to the doc today because my meds needed to be refilled and he wouldn't do the refill unless I came in. My labs were horrible. Last year my A1c was 5.9, now it's 8. 260 cholesterol. The doc literally looked at me and sighed.
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