Gained weight and now have no appetite

Asked on October 08, 2014
Created April 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM

I'm guessing this is some kind of mechanism to stabilize weight?

Should I still eat then even if I'm not hungry? Also, my stomach seems to be permanently distended. What's happening?


on April 12, 2013
at 03:59 AM

Thanks for the info. I should clarify that I can't offer you a more specific answer. Mostly I just know how to ask questions. I'd suggest editing your post to add that info, so people who don't read through all the comments will see it.



on April 12, 2013
at 12:22 AM

I was at my happy weight of 114 pounds; gained 6 pounds in a month or so. I definitely want to lose until 112 pounds. I'm 5'2" and I don't starve myself. Thoughts?


on April 11, 2013
at 11:49 PM

The answer will be some variant of "don't stuff yourself when you're not hungry, but don't do a total long-term fast either." And if you go more than a day or two when you can't eat anything at all, then you should probably see a doctor.


on April 11, 2013
at 11:46 PM

Critical questions: 1. What was your weight before? How much weight did you gain? 2. How log ago did you gain the weight? (That is, have you made sure you're not just temporarily retaining water?) 3. Do you want to lose the weight again or are you satisfied where you are?

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on April 24, 2013
at 02:24 PM

Don't eat if you aren't hungry, but be sure to stay hydrated and salt food to taste.

Make sure you are dialing in your micronutrients: Vitamin D and magnesium may require supplementation. Eat nutrient-dense foods like liver, eggs, red meat, dark leafy greens and seafood to make sure you get enough via diet. Hard cheese & butter, if you eat dairy.

Google FODMAPS. They may be the cause of your bloating.


on April 12, 2013
at 03:24 AM

Experiencing the same thing!

I'm 5'5 was 114lbs now over 2 weeks I'm at 125lbs. I haven't changed my eating habits (except for a little ice cream binge on my birthday), but I can't fit into my jeans!! I've upped my water intake and began working out more in the past week, but nothing is changing.

When I do eat my stomach rumbles and sometimes I have discomfort. For someone who loves to eat, this situation is a little discouraging. I would love some answers... and to not wear stretchy pants 24/7.


on April 11, 2013
at 11:36 PM

Same thing happening here. I really don't think its weight gain. Just bloat.I look forward to the response.


on April 24, 2013
at 05:50 PM

fructose. if you havnt done so already try cutting fruit and keep things like tomatoes and peppers to a minimum. distended stomach in my experience tends to indicate fermentation. yes, leafy greens are healthy but if we hadmeant to eat tyem raw in huge quantaties we would have been born with more stomachs :D sorry i need to get out more.


on April 24, 2013
at 01:10 PM

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