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Loss of Appetite- At what point do I force myself to eat?

Answered on September 12, 2013
Created September 12, 2013 at 1:27 PM

This last week I have completely lost my appetite. It coincides with two events: a heat wave, which I find always decreases my appetite a bit, and an increase in training, which theoretically should increase my appetite. Besides the loss of appetite I have not noticed any negative changes. I suffered from adrenal fatigue about 5 years ago and it is not something I want to repeat! I have been forcing myself to eat all week, including 1-2 pieces of fruit per day, but my food intake is still down overall. I am trying to pay attention and take a easier/rest day if I feel tired. I haven't weighed myself or noticed any obvious loss of weight.

I am a little nervous about IF due to the past adrenal gland issues so should I just keep making myself eat and wait for my appetite to return? Or, is it no big deal and I should just wait until my appetite returns? Suggestions?

Thanks.

I am a 29 year old female with an athletic build(not sure of weight)

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http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/7-nutrient-deficiencies-that-can-make-you-sick

says lack of B12 or Mag or Zinc can lead to loss of appetite

http://www.livestrong.com/article/545818-vitamin-d-and-iron-deficiency-loss-of-appetite-and-lower-gi-anemia/

says lack of iron could cause lack of appetite

might want to check your diet to see if anything is missing? iron could always be an issue in women i guess. just food for thought, not sure how credible those sites are or how likely a deficiency would be to cause something like this. have no experience or knowledge about this issue, aside from anecdotally hearing lack of zinc could cause loss of appetite.

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