By pkwillhoite Latest Reply 2011-04-24 14:59:19 -0500
Started 2011-04-22 09:15:16 -0500

How has almost totally lost their appetite? I eat because I basically have to. I hardly ever want to and it is very weird. I havent lost any weight. I dont know what is going on, food is not what I want any more.

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Hoser32 2011-04-24 14:59:19 -0500 Report

I stopped wanting food as soon as i started taking Victoza. I am never hungry, i snack and force myself to eat. I cant eat very much either my portions have shrank drasticly. Are you taking anything? Or you just never hungry?

Pynetree 2011-04-22 21:04:30 -0500 Report

…so if you're on an "escape & evade: survival" course, how long did you have to live off the land?

Harlen 2011-04-22 18:17:29 -0500 Report

You all need to come to my house good food can make you eat even when not hungry at all .I will even make you eat things that you know you cant have lol
I wish I was more help
Best wishes

Armourer 2011-04-22 13:19:21 -0500 Report

I too could care less about eating! For years I've only eaten one meal a day. I'm never hungry. I spent several times on "escape & evade: survival" courses in the military where you had to live off the land. Others ate bugs & stuff, me, I just starved and didn't eat a thing and always had energy. Didn't lose weight either. Now, I have the dietitian yell at me to eat more. But having diabetes this attitude isn't good, for if I miss meals my BG increases big time.

jayabee52 2011-04-22 12:31:35 -0500 Report

My appetite waxes and wanes. Right now it is at a low level, but am noticing more desire to eat here lately.

If you don't consume a good number of calories your body can go into starvation mode, where it conserves calories, because it senses it won't be eating much in the future.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-04-22 12:18:52 -0500 Report

I think with diabetes the rule of you have to burn off more calories than you take in to lose weight gets askewed. I have been cutting back on calories and increaseing my exercise, but no change in weight. You need to get to the bottom of this, it does not sound good. At least, since you do not really desire any food, you can watch your carb intake. Sadly, I love bread and most other higher carb items. Best to you, Jim

nanaellen 2011-04-22 11:09:04 -0500 Report

I also know how you feel! I never want to eat again! Pancreatitus will do that to ya!! The biggest problem is it's NOT the food that's doing it!! It's the pancreas itself!! And when it acts up you CAN'T eat anything!! I almost don't know what's worse needing to eat to control BS's or NOT wanting to eat because of the pain!! Good luck with yours!! Ellen

edvel54 2011-04-23 21:50:31 -0500 Report

Good luck with your pancreatitus. I feel for you. It has been many years since I had it..It came along with the gallbladder stones. My gallbladder was removed 24 years ago

nanaellen 2011-04-23 22:10:11 -0500 Report

Thanks, I'll take all the luck I can get!! And I can't even imagine having your gall bladder out that long ago cause I KNOW how they used to operate!!! Now it's 3 little scars and that's it!! Pancreatitus is WORSE than any pain I've EVER had!! And I've had 4 children 3 of whom were natural childbirth and the pain doesn't compare!!! Ellen (still smiling though) :)

edvel54 2011-04-23 22:19:07 -0500 Report

I still remember it all to well. Screaming in pain while my 2 year old looked on.
I wish you the best

edvel54 2011-04-22 10:41:04 -0500 Report

I know the feeling, if my family didnt tell me to eat, I wouldn't. Food isn't on the top of my list of things to do.

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