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19 Jul 2005

Losing weight
Hello CS, how you doing?

CS, after everything happened in april, I literally lost my appetite. Before, I would make sure to eat 3 meals a day. I went down to a chocolate a day! I would eat if the meal was presented before me, but I just wasn't hungry! A lot of people have asked me if I'd lost weight, and while the scale still tells me the same lie, I've noticed that my clothes are a size too big for me...(Last week while I was walking back to work from Menlyn, I got the fright of my life when my skirt had slipped down, under my bum, and I didn't even notice!! Yes, these kind of things always happen to me)...So anyway, the appetite seems to have come back - I'm eating at least 1 meal a day, and the chocolate cravings have lessened. But now I'm so scared that I'm going to pick up weight again and maybe end up bigger than I was!! The stupid part of me says I'm willing to stop eating to stay this way - and the sensible part of me says I'm heading toward anorexia! I wasn't fat before, I'm just very tall, so I look bigger...any advice?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Pleased to hear your appetite is coming back, as you absolutely do need good nutrition to manage well at any other task. So long as you maintain reasonable amounts of exercise, and eat reasonable amounts of wholesome foods, there should be no problem with gaining excessive weight. Don't emigrate to anorexia. And as liza says, it's important to eat three times a day ; eating once a day is more likely to lead to imbalances of various kinds, and to prevent resuming proper food intake. Your diet doesn't sound too good. Get things to put on the toast --- cheese, veg, spreads that aren't fatty mayonaissy stuff. Add oats, fruit, pasta.
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