What do you guys do when you lose your appetite? I'm on day 2 of absolutely no appetite and today I forced some green juice down. What do you think is the best way to deal? Force yourself to eat something or just let it come back naturally?
Wow, I wish I could help but I've never lost my appetite (well, except once when I had a broken heart).
I'm guessing it will probably come back naturally but if it doesn't maybe check it out with the docs. Have you had this before? Are there other things going on in your life which might indicate why this has happened?
I've read somewhere about cinnamon and alfalfa helping to stimulate appetite - not sure if it's true tho.
I feel good and normal except for the worrying over not eating. In the past month I've lost about 20 lbs from marathon training and I don't want to lose muscle from not eating. I feel the same way today. tried to eat a plum this morning and spit it right back out. :(
Hmm...I'm actually in the same boat right now. Nothing really sounds good or it makes me nauseated. I've had this happen off and on for the past few weeks and usually it comes back after a couple days on its own. Be sure to keep downing lots of water. (And it's not pregnancy ;) I"m not working out though, so I'd be careful there. I have to keep shoving smoothies at my husband to keep his weight at a decent level and he's a moderate distance runner (fast but usually max 12 miles right now). Decent weight meaning somewhere above emaciated.
I'm thinking the same thing jbanana... I only ran 6 miles today but on an empty stomach that puts me at a huge calorie deficit. I'm sure even if I feel fine today, a few more days of this is gonna wear me out. I tried to get in about 300 calories worth of coconut water, though, so I hope that helps. It's just a strange feeling to not want to eat, since I usually ALWAYS want to eat haha
If I were you I'd stop the running for a couple of days as you could faint as you are not eating. Eat your fave fruit or a nice little nut treat or whatever is your fancy and just rest. Also, juice some fruit and drink that for the calories and sugar.Even if you have one banana that's a start.
Perhaps there is some other issue going on..are you feeling down or stressed? That can make one lose the appetite.