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I'm not hungry but i should eat?

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posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 11:14 AM
reply to post by billy565

Cars dont run without fuel do they? neither do you

posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 11:27 AM
reply to post by Donice

Okay but do you put 10 gallons of gas in your car if it only needs 5 gallons? Seems like a waste.

posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 11:31 AM
reply to post by caladonea

I get your point. I just had tacos for breakfast and that was before I saw your reply.

That cake looks really good and a big glass of ice cold milk.

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posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 12:03 PM
I have the same problem.

About an hour ago, while my grandparents were sitting down for lunch, I was asked to join them. "No, thank you. I'm not hungry" I said. Boy, was I in for it!

They offered me anything they could think of, apart from what was already on the table, even "breakfast food". I kept telling them I wasn't hungry (which is true) but they refused to believe it.

Like others have said in this thread, people seem to believe that you absolutely HAVE to eat or you'll drop dead the minute you refuse food. The moment you say you're not hungry some people start thinking you have an eating disorder or you're being a spoiled brat, among other things.

It's like the simple, simple thought of "not being hungry" is code for something.

"The subject said the code words, sir"
"Quick! Release our top secret, super weapon! Our world domination plan is on."

posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 12:31 PM
different times of the day your body is doing different things. some things are good to eat before you go to sleep, some things good to eat before you put out alot of energy (ie daytime), some things part way through the day...

other things affect this too, including combinations of foods, etc - eg, something acidic like orange juice will aid you in absorbing iron.

While basically you can survive just fine getting your requirements whenever, there would be a highly specialised timetable (unique to you), as well as meal combinations that gave you the absolute optimum benefit.
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posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 12:37 PM
I'm glad this was brought up, because I have an eating disorder, if you can call it that, I just don't eat. I have this amazing ability that I can go a week without eating. Can't go more longer than a few hours without smoking a cigarette, but, not eat. I have been this way since I was a child. Add stress into the equation, I can go longer.

I know it is not good to do that. Like people eat when their stomach growls, or they get hunger pangs, I get neither. And when I do eat, it's usually healthy. Although, a really good Italian beef smothered in fried onions and copious amounts of cheese, and you can not forget the hot jalapeno peppers, I can wolf that down in a heartbeat.

My ol' man gets mad cuz I can out eat him at times 3 times over in one sitting and not get fat. I usually eat once a day when I get home from work, which is taking it's toll on my stomach, It's bad to eat a lot and go to bed shortly after.

Can anyone else not eat for a week?? Just curious......

posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 01:54 PM
Well, three meals a day comes from when you're farming, or doing some other sort of manual labor where you'll burn a lot of calories a day. If you're not living a lifestyle that burns so many calories, then yeah, eat when you're hungry. When you are active and burn a lot of calories, you need to eat more to prevent your body from storing energy away in fat. Believe me, if you're hauling hay all day, you're gonna want those three meals, and maybe something small in between. A large factor in mass obesity is the more sedentary lifestyle that most of us experience these days.

Back when food was harder to come by, and food preservation was nearly impossible. we ate whenever we had the food to eat to prevent it from going to waste. I imagine that's where "feasts" came from, a hunting party comes back with a lot of meat, or we have a great harvest, let's have a feast so it doesn't go to waste.

Three meals a day has just become the norm, even though it's unnecessary for most of us. If you're not hungry at lunch time, don't eat lunch. Most people can probably do fine on breakfast and lunch.

posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 02:22 PM
reply to post by billy565

On the other side of the spectrum, there are 500 pound people who feel hungry all day long, no matter how much they eat.

I think the key is to find your true basal metabolic rate, and aim to eat slightly under it.

To be honest, the 2000 calorie diet is a load of horse tripe. As an adult male, you can eat anywhere between 1000-1500 calories a day, space the food out through the entire day, and you can still get proper nutrition so long as you eat the right food. Heck, if you eat only good food, like vegetables, some fruit, leafy greens, beans, nuts, and a small helping of carbs like 15 grain bread and complex carbs like that, you will not only feel really healthy, but you may even start burning off fat, without even exercising.
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posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 03:20 PM
What I eat is beyond my control.
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posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 03:32 PM
Eat to stay healthy.

If I ate only when I was hungry, I could probably go for days without eating. So when in doubt, go traditional. 3 meals a day, all your nice food groups, portioned on a plate, with other people, because people makes eating more fun.

Seriously if you have to question eating habits maybe your mind is starting to warp into a mental disorder. "Hungry" is a relative idea. You might be on the negative side of perception, so looking for peer support into supporting your not eating is I think a bit twisted. Normal people don't have to ask the Internet if they should eat. They just eat.

posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 03:59 PM
If you excersize three or four times a week, using heavy lifting with good form (very important), max time under tension, working your muscles to failure, you'll trigger a response.

Do this three or four times a week, eating as your body requires every three hours and drinking a gallon of water a day, ends up being about five meals a day, whether you're trying to lose weight, or build muscle, clean diet, feed it the right fuel, three things; lean proteins, complex carbs, healthy fats.

Your body will love you and so will the ladies

posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 04:11 PM
Though I agree to just eat when you are hungry, there are also eating PATTERNS which one can control.

For instance, eating in the morning can be very beneficial to the majority of people. It's the beginning of the day, and you literally need fuel for that day. Waiting until the late afternoon to eat something is not ideal.
Snacking is good though, you don't have to fry up eggs and force feed them to yourself--- but little things like fruit can go a long damn way.

I mean it is common sense really.

posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 04:24 PM
I eat once a day

I Haven't been to the doctor or sick since 84

posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 04:57 PM
I only eat when I have to. And I have maintained the same body weight for over 5 years.

Everyone in my family eats too much if you ask me. Not to say they are fat. But they seem to just eat because they can.

posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 05:19 PM
I am 6'3 an 240lbs of muscle... I've never been hungry in the mornings and usually can't eat anything until a couple hours after waking up. I do General Carpentry/Construction so I burn a lot of calories but I usually just power down a coupla sandwichs on break then eat when I'm hungry throughout the day. I like having a full dinner but that's just because my girlfriend spoils me, if it wasn't for her I'd still be snacking throughout the day and that has kept me strong/healthy my whole life so I'm going with just eat when your hungry unless for some reason you aren't eating at all... Then definitely force yourself to eat even if its just salad

posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 05:26 PM
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posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 06:03 PM
I often eat when I'm not hungry because that's the time I'm given food and if I complain about hunger later, well that's too bad unless I have a backup plan for that. Of course I always try to get my cousin to eat, but then I realize he's never hungry; he's always snacking on doughnuts and junk food.

I think it's better to eat when you're hungry because isn't the reason for eating to give energy to the body?

posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 09:14 PM
reply to post by billy565

The reason you eat 3 meals a day is because its healthy, it has nothing to do with the government, because at the end of the day food can cost u $0 if you source everything yourself, if you're under weight, then you should be eating at least 3 meals a day. im trying to Bulk at the moment, so i've upped my meals to 6 a day, every 2 hours so my stomach is never starving itself before meals, only way for a high metabolism person to put weight on is by eating copious amounts of food on a daily basis.

at the end of the day there are no guidlines to life saying u MUST east 3 meals a day, but why wouldnt you? breakfast lunch and dinner are hardly enough some days, but realistically just eat what you want when you want.

posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 10:52 PM
sleep the best way to restore power not grub, i will add on my own without an alarm clock

posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 04:21 AM

Originally posted by billy565
Hello ats.

(I don't have a source.)

Do you eat when you aren’t hungry?

Someone in my family just said to me, “you better eat something.”
I’m not hungry. (well now i'm getting hungry after talking about food,but i wasn't @ the time.)

Who decided the human being needs to eat three meals a day? I doubt that a bear, lion or rabbit eats three times a day. I’ll bet a monkey eats when it’s hungry. So why do I as a man need to eat on a schedule?


Is it the government or some company who set the guidelines?

I as an animal eat when I’m hungry. It’s the way it should be and I’ll be damned if some arrogant son of a bitch decides when or what I should eat.

That is all I have 4 now.

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As long as you eat enough to maintain a healthy weight, there isn't any need for a regular schedule, or "three squares a day". Many people prefer several smaller meals, instead. I am sure the relative was simply concerned, though, and would just tell them that you will eat later, and thanks for worrying.

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