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Hungry, hungry, hungry! But only when I forget to take my vitamins... Is that weird?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 15, 2012 at 7:22 PM

I've noticed that on the days that I am super busy and forget to take my vitamins, I am weirdly hungry. And I don't even know if hungry is the right word. I think it's more that I'm not satisfied. Is that weird, or what? Does anyone else experience anything similar to this? What do you think I'm missing in my diet that's causing this weirdness? Thanks!

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on April 16, 2012
at 04:32 PM

YES! I have that same kind of hunger. I'm not really sure what I want, but I want SOMETHING. It's horrible. Maybe it's the boredom hungries, but I'm usually at home when this happens, and sometimes at work. I notice it most at home, though. Or maybe I really AM hungry. I never really keep track of what I eat. I can imagine that it's possible I don't eat enough on the weekends...

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on April 16, 2012
at 04:29 PM

I take a multi, a D-3, a probiotic, and a fish oil...

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on April 15, 2012
at 07:52 PM

Which vitamins do you take?

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on April 15, 2012
at 08:25 PM

I think Sara/Paul J are onto something but I wouldn't discount placebo effect either. But since everything in life is "just in your head" why not go with it? :D

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on April 15, 2012
at 07:49 PM

I don't think it's weird... because the same thing happens to me. I have celiac disease, so I figure I've had nutrient deficiencies for much of my life. After about 9 or 10 months of being gluten free eating lots of local, organic, grass-fed, etc foods, and taking supplements for D and K2, I finally feel less hungry in that way, satisfied and not requiring eating. (Note: I experience about a dozen different types of hunger... this one is the kind where I end up eating a small bite of everything in the house but rejecting each one.)

I think Paul Jaminet has a theory of obesity related to nutritional quality, and he calls it something like his lean body mass set point theory, or something. So maybe he is right, and there are certain triggers to eat more if a quota for a particular nutrient isn't met. I'm not sure what specific mechanisms, but I have noticed that correlation for myself, especially before I started eating paleo with higher-quality foods.

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

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on April 16, 2012
at 04:32 PM

YES! I have that same kind of hunger. I'm not really sure what I want, but I want SOMETHING. It's horrible. Maybe it's the boredom hungries, but I'm usually at home when this happens, and sometimes at work. I notice it most at home, though. Or maybe I really AM hungry. I never really keep track of what I eat. I can imagine that it's possible I don't eat enough on the weekends...

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