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Jun 5, 2012 03:37 PM

Do You Feel Hunger?

Both my mother and husband rarely to never feel hunger. I have to remind both of them to eat, and when they don't eat for too long it isn't pretty. Does this happen to anyone else out there, and if so, how do you handle it?

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  1. My son is like that. His blood sugar gets so low that he gets cranky and then he feels too nauseous to eat. I handle it by reminding him to eat protein with every meal and to eat 5 or 6 meals throughout the day. Doesn't aways work, since he's not into food. I also keep hard candies in my car just to take the edge off and get his blood sugar back up when I pick him up from school and he's in a bad mood.

    I was the same way when I was a teen, but I know now to to take my own advice and just eat all day long!

    1. My husband will often only eat once a day. He has juice and coffee for breakfast and then nothing for the next 12-14 hours. It was even worse when he smoked. He is so busy during the day, he just doesn't think about it.

      On the weekends, he can turn into a total crank and yes, I do need to remind him to eat something.

      1. I can routinely go 12 hours without food.

        And, yes, I do feel the hunger.

        But, no, I do not get cranky (at least not any more cranky than if I am not hungry)

        I like the feeling of hunger -- it makes me feel alive.

        1. Yes, I feel hunger - my stomach growls, some time later, I begin to get a headache, then I get crabby, then I just start to feel unwell.

          I thank my lucky stars every day to live a life where I don't experience that very often.

          1. I just happened to see this and thought it was ironic. I was going over in my head the last few days.
            Wednesday - English Muffin w/cream cheese for breakfast
            Thursday - Same as above and a bag of potato chips
            Friday - didn't eat all day
            Saturday - went to wedding and gorged
            Sunday - Bacon Bleu burger and fries
            Today - nothing so far.
            I am just now hungry for the first time in six days...and I should note. I am not a small person