Hey guys, so I've been in recovery for a good 6 months now, and I have to eat so much to meet my needs it seems like a binge. It's not like binging, where I just go pig out or anything, it's just the amount that I have to eat is CRAZY. But, despite that fact, I'm STILL hungry.... And it's been 6 months.... People say it goes away, but is it abnormal this far on, like half a year later, to still be starving so easily?
Some studies show increased energy needs for up to 18 months. So yeah, it's normal. :)
alipalipoli, thanks for telling me that! (: It really helps me feel better, because I still find myself ravenous sometimes XD
i feel you fragilenightmare. i just devoured a 1000 calorie dinner and am ready for more...so frustrating.
Completely with you - I don't eat vast amounts but 'graze' pretty much all the time and get still absolutely ravenous. Lots and lots of sympathy and good luck!
cjh002, I'm SO glad I'm not alone in this. Like, I don't even see how I managed NOT eating! I eat like mad now and stay hungry! :(
Hi, I'm in that situation right now and really frustrated. Have already eaten two slices of toast, a pear, a bag of crisps, a home-made sandwich, an apple and a chocolate bar today (small things, 900-1000 calories altogether, but still...) and am still SO hungry. I had planned to eat these things but to spread them out over the day, but instead I had them far earlier than I meant to. Now I don't know what else to have because the rest I'd planned to have today won't be enough. It feels like I've eaten so much and it just doesn't help, and I'm really scared that it'll stay like this forever, that I'll never stop being hungry again. Really don't know what to do.
coldinalaska, I know EXACTLY how you feel.... Well, I have a different approach than you.... I'm currently binging on very low-cal foods, thus, they don't really make my weight go up, but I'm still binging.... It's scary... Even if I know that it won't cause weight gain.... I mean, it's like I WANT to eat a lot. It doesn't even bother me, and then, after I finish, I just want more.... I even dream about food. I don't even like being near the kitchen alone. And I'm not Bulimic, but god.... If you want to talk/ vent or need support, I'm here... I know how you feel. Seriously though, I'm a bottomless pit now.