Why does eating make me feel like crap?
December 3, 2012 8:17 AM Subscribe
I love food, but eating makes me feel terrible. What can I do about it?
posted by windykites to health & fitness (15 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
For a variety of reasons, I've got terrible eating habits. I skip meals or even forget to eat pretty frequently. Lately I've noticed that, when I finally do get around to eating, I feel like shit:
-first I'm happy. Yay! Food!
-then I'm not so happy.
-then, even though my body is still hungry, I don't want to eat anymore. Like, my tongue and jaw do not want any more tasting and chewing to happen even though my tummy definitely needs more nourishment.
-then, I either a) begin to feel inexplicably, powerfully angry for no apparent reason. Like, I am flooded with rage.
b) become so incredibly tired that actually have to go to bed. Not like "I'm sleepy, I need sleep", but like "go lie in bed right now so I don't pass out on the floor against my will".
c) feel really sad, like, "oh god, everything is horrible and I'm going to start crying and I can't help it".
d) get a terrible headache.
e) feel kind of nauseous
Sometimes more than one of these will happen in varying orders. At best, this stuff is more mild and only lasts a few minutes. At worst, I have to go lie down for half an hour to an hour, and then I'm fine again.
I think this is physiological rather than emotional, and I would like to know how to solve it because it sucks.
Possibly related: I sometimes have trouble knowing if I am hungry or full.
Possibly related: the longer I've gone without eating the worse it is, which means every morning is shitty.