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How can I remember to eat?

Asked by phoenyx (7385points) June 9th, 2008

It probably sounds like a ridiculous question. When you feel hungry, just eat something, right? In my case, that doesn’t work. I rarely feel hunger pains. When I haven’t eaten I just get spacey, get a slight headache, or might not be able to sleep. Yesterday I forgot to eat breakfast and dinner. I was laying in bed last night trying to figure out why I was having such a hard time falling asleep when I realized that I’d skipped two meals. If I’m focused on something or busy I usually don’t notice that I’m hungry.

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Allie's avatar

Set an alarm? If you’re out you can put one on your cell phone.

jrpowell's avatar

You are not alone. I can go a few days without feeling hungry. I just get really tired. Which makes the problem worse because I don’t have the energy to get up and make something.

I usually keep fruit, snacks, and water by my bed to make sure I have easy access to food.

I set up daily tasks to remind myself to eat. One of them is doing the dishes everyday. After I finish the dishes I eat something. It is easier to rember to do the dishes than it is to eat. You get my drift?

joeysefika's avatar

A piece of string around the finger; Unless of course you forget what you need to remember.

elchoopanebre's avatar

I have this same problem. The people I’m around eat all the time, however, so I am reminded to eat.

Breefield's avatar

Hmmm, teach yourself to eat when you’re bored. Like me!
Or…set an iCal alarm….if you’re a Window’s guy you might die!

El_Cadejo's avatar

hmmm im the same way. Never really hungry, ill eat when foods around but i usually dont go out of my way to get some. Its a very rare occasion that im actually like really hungry most of the time its like ehhh i guess ill have some food. All i ate today was a small bowl of potato soup and some mint three musketeers but im not hungry at all.

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter's avatar

when you get hungry, EAT

ebenezer's avatar

Who needs to eat that much? I think 1–2 sqaure meals is plenty for most people. Do you think you would forget to eat if you hunted and gathered? Nutrition advice in popular media seems to not only go in cycles but there is also the whole food industry that is making us think that food is a pleasure rather than a necessity. Granted, I like nothing better than to go out have a drink or two and a good big meal, but most of the time I am hit or miss on meals and I almost never eat breakfast. By the way, are you a sweet or salty person?

phoenyx's avatar

Mrs_Dr_Frank_N_Furter: If I followed that plan I’d slowly starve.

ebenezer: My dad has high blood pressure issues, so my mom didn’t cook with salt when I was growing up. Now I find a lot of foods to be too salty for my tastes. I favor sweet.

I like the idea of associating meals with common tasks, I think I’ll try that.

jrpowell's avatar

What part of “we don’t get hungry” do fail to understand?

Melonking's avatar

arr I be the same. Eat food you like and yey be ok arrr happy melon king piret day

ezraglenn's avatar

@joeysefika, great. answer! I totally get the reference.

joeysefika's avatar

Thanks Ezra

tia29's avatar

My mother-in-law is the same she has low low blood sugar, so we bought her pastic braclets of different colors. She wears them on her left wrist and moves one color to the right hand for each meal and snack. She moves them back to the left wrist at night before bed. It seems to be working for her.

Larssenabdo's avatar

I’m so jealous of you not getting hungry! I recognize the problem you describe, though. I have found that I will get ravenous for awhile, but then it subsides and I won’t feel hungry at all for some hours.

If I were you I would get a digital watch and set a couple of alarms to remind myself to eat, if you think it may work for you. I have used my watch alarm on occasion and it has worked well for me. I don’t know if it would work on a daily basis, or if you would just acclimate to it and ignore it after awhile.

Best of luck to you.

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