Ask an expert

15 Jan 2004

Always hungry
Hi Doc,

I have an office job, sitting all day. Yet I find I am forever hungry. I eat fruit or provita (sometimes crips or chocolates) between meals. I drink about 6 glasses of water, 2 cups rooibos tea and 2 cups of decaf coffee a day. I am about 1,58
tall and weigh 52kg. I eat on a two hourly basis. Surely this cannot be the right thing to do!

Thank you
Answer 358 views

01 Jan 0001

Dear Jane
Seeing that your present BMI = 20,8, which is below the ideal for your height, your style of eating does not seem to be causing you to gain weight! If you can concentrate on eating healthy snacks (fruit, wholewheat bread, or crisp bread, yoghurt, cheese, dried fruit, nuts) then being a 'nibbler' is prefectly acceptable. Nibblers you eat only high-fat, fast-food snacks tend to gain weight and develop deficiencies.
Best regards
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.