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perpetual state of hunger Anonymous 17809

First of all, I want to start with saying that I am not overweight.

With that out of the way, I'm almost always in a state of hunger. After finishing my meal, I feel that I could finish two more easily. And even if I did that, I can never be full for more than a maximum of 15 minutes before my mind is filled of thoughts of gluttony again. That has been my life since I was a kid and it's agonizing not to give into the urges because being hungry all the time is such torture. I also noticed that I eat faster than literally everyone I've ever met, including my father. I am SO FUCKING HUNGRY that I can't even eat my food in normal sized bites. The only thing that motivates me to work is the thought of getting more food. I am unable to make friends and connect with others as I have no interests beside eating, I only ever talk about food and the weather. I am also very stingy, I guess part of why I was so reluctant to make friends is because I don't want to offer them my food. Is this mental illness?

Anonymous 17810

You may have hyperthyroidism, nona. Have you ever had your thyroid hormones checked?

Anonymous 17811

No I have not

Anonymous 17821

It sounds like food addiction, perhaps a psychologist could help. I hope it gets better for you anon because being constantly hungry sounds like something that would happen in a grotesque novel where the protagonist eventually loses control or ends up devouring themselves. Or a Greek mythology curse. Either way good luck.

Anonymous 17823

It's a hell that I chose over obesity, funniest part is that I thought everyone felt this hungry all the time too, I thought whenever someone declines food it's out of politeness or because they'd rather pretend to be delicate princesses, I thought everyone felt like me deep down and that this hunger was everyone's natural state and that I was a little bitch for not being able to handle it.

Anonymous 17824


Hi Tarrare.
Jokes aside, I actually kind of understand although I am able to distract myself from it and have other interests/hobbies outside of eating. I describe it as my hunger and fullness responses being broken, because I'm constantly in the mood to eat unless I've consumed to the point of pain. Even then, I recover pretty quickly and am ready to go again. My palate is also very open and though I have preferences, I favour being able to consume large amounts over taste. As I lost weight I actively make this choice (eg. plain popcorn or rice cakes over a rich cookie or honey roasted peanuts). Arguably the best thing that has happened to me is diet limitations due to acid reflux so that I get unbearably punished for overeating or eating most things.
Drinks are also a quantity thing for me, which is what fucked up my stomach. My friends recently noticed that I swill tea, and I used to be the same with coffee by drinking upwards of 8 cups a day. To reduce calories I started drinking black which…wrecked me. So now I'll just drink 1 litre of chamomile tea in a sitting and freak normies out.
>I thought everyone felt this hungry all the time too
Also relatable. I've never understood how people can regularly forget to eat when I'm always looking forward to my next meal even while eating my current one.

You mentioned choosing this over obesity, so have you been fat in the past too? I wonder if that just fucks up human brains forever. Some more than others because mine seems more manageable than yours. Or maybe we were meant to be hunters kek.
Either way, I'm sorry it's interrupted even your social life, and thank you for providing a space to talk about this.

Anonymous 17827

I'll throw my hat in the ring: why not drink two protein shakes a day? Or switch to a high protein diet? It's an appetite killer, I'll testify to that. In fact after about meal 4 it's a chore to eat

Anonymous 17828

Ha, I would have suggested fat as an appetite killer. But it's the same idea: have you tried to tweak your diets? Keto did it for me, and hunger disappeared.

Anonymous 17833


> I'm always looking forward to my next meal even while eating my current one.
Exactly, I feel like I literally live to consume food and nothing else.
> so have you been fat in the past too?
Nothing more than an extra few pounds, I've always been conscious of my weight and eating habits. I wouldn't be suffering so much If I just surrendered to the addiction.
> I wonder if that just fucks up human brains forever.
I wonder why I am the way I am, I lived a relatively normal life. I've been this way for as long as I remember, earliest memory being at a friend's birthday part and thinking "when are we going to eat the cake" the entire time, in fact I didn't look away from the cake for one second while everyone else was having fun, when they finally did I ate my cake and left and I was disappointed with the slice size.
>why not drink two protein shakes a day? Or switch to a high protein diet?
It's mainly a budget issue, it's cheaper to fill your stomach with carbs than with much more expensive proteins. I'll look up the protein shakes though.
>have you tried to tweak your diets?
I drink coffee with cream 2 or 3 times a day, I read that coffee suppresses the appetite and having something to sip on satisfies my cravings for a while.

Anonymous 17834

i don't relate to you to the same degree, but i relate a lot about loving food and feeling hungrier than other people. i used to suffer from an eating disorder too because of body image issues and was disgusted by how much i couldn't resist food. i've always been a healthy weight but i like how really thin bodies look, i think usually underweight people are people who don't crave food as much and don't mind hunger.

anyway, i think that if hunger is bothering you this much it's worth getting looked at. have you been like this for as long as you can remember, or did it start at a certain time? it could be a sign of an underlying health problem

Anonymous 17838

I'm not necessarily gaining weight, but I'm not thin. My body tends to try to stay the same weight no matter what I eat. But yes i.love eating, cooking, trying new recipes. I love junk food too, but I'm sick to death of the fast food around here and in general. I'm always bored and snacking more than I should. I wish I had more recipes to play around with!!! I like healthy food too and I try to eat a lot of veggies consistently but unfortunately I always ruin it with cheese , sauce, butter, crunch and spicey.

Anonymous 17840


other than snacking too frequently out of boredom, that sounds extremely healthy

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