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24 Jan 2013, 5:56 am

I also had prob with too low weight. Additionialy i did not eat health, because first i forgot to eat all day and when I checked that I am hungry, I had great appetite.

I added "eating" to my daily routines, so if I dont feel sick or anything, I usually eat around the same time and when I turn to preparing the meal normally I also can feel my hunger. I also dont get that hunger-flashs anymore because it does not happen to me anymore, that I forget to eat the whole day long. :)



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24 Jan 2013, 6:07 pm

Yeah, I eventually had a random assortment of apples, bread, and lemonade. Not entirely a bad dinner, I suppose, however miscellaneous it was.

I've looked at pre-packaged TV dinner type things. They'd be perfect, if not for the nutrition issue. The average TV dinner has about 500 calories, which is nowhere near enough for someone eating two or three meals a day. (2000 a day is average; some people need more, some less. I need about 1800. That would mean getting just over half of what I needed.) On top of that, they are usually not very nutritious, with high sodium content and hardly any vegetables or fruit. The nutritious ones are invariably too low-calorie to be a full meal; the healthier ones can be as few as 200 calories, which means I'd have to eat about nine of them in a day, which is ridiculous. Why oh why do food manufacturers think that "healthy" equals "low-calorie"? If that were the case, cardboard would be the perfect food.

If I could find a TV dinner line that had about 700 calories, and a reasonable range of nutrients, I'd buy nothing but that and heat it up for two meals a day. That plus coffee plus a bowl full of fruit for snacks would solve my food problem. But no. Pre-packaged meals are all either tiny or junky or both.


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24 Jan 2013, 7:57 pm

I recommend the Bertolli Frozen Skillet Meals.

http://www.villabertolli.com/product/ca ... ssic-meals


They are somewhat high in sodium (as are all frozen meals, unfortunately) but they are otherwise more nutritious (and filling!) than many other frozen dinners. They are quite high in vegetables- they have much more vegetables than other dinners I have seen.



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25 Jan 2013, 12:22 am

Janissy wrote:
I recommend the Bertolli Frozen Skillet Meals.

http://www.villabertolli.com/product/ca ... ssic-meals


They are somewhat high in sodium (as are all frozen meals, unfortunately) but they are otherwise more nutritious (and filling!) than many other frozen dinners. They are quite high in vegetables- they have much more vegetables than other dinners I have seen.


Skillet meals are a Godsend when you want something close to an actual meal but don't have the energy to prepare it.

I'm all-over-the-place when it comes to eating at structured times - I can be between interests and have a well-loaded pantry where I'll snack every 10 minutes or I'll be completely focused on an activity, promise myself I'll stop and eat something though I never do, and next thing you know it's 10 hours later with a massive headache or extremely dizzy. Then once in a while I simply won't have any appetite at all for several hours. Despite all this I'm becoming a little better at predicting when I should actually start preparing food before I'm actually hungry so by the time the hunger hits I'll have the problem quashed


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25 Jan 2013, 11:41 am

If I'm at home and awake, I have to be eating something tasty. Once I finish eating something, then I have to decide what to eat next. It just continues like that until I sleep. I don't care too much about my stomach. I just enjoy the good taste of food. So even if I'm hungry, I wouldn't eat anything if there happens to be nothing delicious. But I will overeat if there's a lot of delicious food. I can't believe that there are people who don't enjoy eating.



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25 Jan 2013, 12:38 pm

I'm always worried about my son's nutrition because he doesn't really care for food.

Food = Fuel

You will be a better you if you are not hungry.

Two things that help a lot:

Keeping food in front of him as much as possible, put your fruit in a bowl on the coffee table/desk etc. when you get home from the grocery store. Same with nuts etc. 'out of sight out of mind' can be problematic with food.

Easy to eat high caloric foods are great.
*Ensure
*Juice Boxes
*Bread/buns
*Nuts

Good luck!



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25 Jan 2013, 1:33 pm

Yeah, I remember one of Amanda Baggs's blog posts where she talks about having that exact problem: Food behind a cupboard door sometimes doesn't enter into her conscious awareness. It's as inaccessible as if it didn't exist.


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25 Jan 2013, 2:28 pm

What about if you keep some kind of vaguely healthy snackable item in the area you tend to hang out in?

I tend to have a box of LIFE cereal or something by my computer in case I get peckish but am feeling lazy. I prefer my cereal dry so it's perfect.



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25 Jan 2013, 2:35 pm

I have the same issue. I don't feel hunger and don't know I need to eat until 18 hours later. I can easily go 36 hours before realizing I hadn't eaten.

I attribute it too this: http://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/artic ... eid=101770

Smell is an important factor to enjoying food and if your sense of smell is messed up, you will likely not enjoy food that much.