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liz22012
liz22012

Anyone suffering from anxiety that can answer this. I have lost my appetite and lost weight but eat the same now. I pretty much just have dinner and dessert not much else. Has been like this for two months. So why am I losing if I eat about the same each day? I have been very anxious the last two weeks as well. I was told that anxiety alone can make you lose weight. Now I am worried there is something wrong. Please help.

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Nervous energy burn more calories...maybe

Thank you

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it doesn't sound like you're eating all that much and then with anxiety...you kick into high gear, all that nervous energy....... I battle anxiety myself... it can kick you in the bucket....I get mad at it and show it who's in charge .... also feed a whole lot of positive thoughts into your mind , oh so helpful...

All the best as you battle your way through this journey...

Dump trucks of love, peace, light, joy and groovy hugs!

liz22012
liz22012 in reply to Hidden

Thank you, so I can be burning more from anxiety?

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I think it could be possible...do you shake your legs while sitting, do you know what I mean by that? Or are you pacing a lot or just moving around a lot?

Dump trucks of love, peace, light, joy and groovy hugs for you!

liz22012
liz22012 in reply to Hidden

not really just a ball of anxiety

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Do you take anything for it?

XXX

liz22012
liz22012 in reply to Hidden

not yet

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Well you may or may not want to take them...not sure about that...if you are willing ask you Dr., let him know how you're feeling....

Also drinking any calm me down tea is good.... chamomile or lavender? There's lots of others...you can google it...

Dump trucks of love, peace, light, joy and groovy hugs for you!

liz22012
liz22012 in reply to Hidden

thank you so much

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My pleasure...just give me a shout if you need me....

Dump trucks of love, peace, light, joy and groovy hugs for you!

liz22012
liz22012 in reply to Hidden

Thank you same for you.

As you are eating during the evening but cutting out meals throughout the day, may be you have cut down on fluid during the day as well. If you are off your food during the day, may be you feel slightly liverish when you wake up in the morning. If you can eat a piece of fruit such as a banana, during the morning and drink tea or coffee or a cold drink with low sugar, a good brand of squash, this might help your energy levels. Sports people eat bananas as they are a high source of potassium and magnesium, and fruit sugars and have a calming effect on the brain. If you can work out why you are off colour eg have you had a bit of wine or may be a bug which might have upset you or possibly some problem which has made you anxious. Having a general health check on cholesterol, liver function, vitamins and minerals especially B12 iron ferritin and vitamin D, might show up some deficiency. Guess drinking orange juice, or milk shakes during the day might help you relax. Sure you will be able to control your diet by having food in fluid form which may help your energy levels and keep your weight stable.

Hello liz22012. When my anxiety first started, I lost so much weight that my doctors banned me from exercising until I gained more back. I felt like I was eating enough but as a lot of these comments say, nervous energy burns a lot of calories. In fact, fidgeting itself burns 300+ calories a day. It sounds like you’re not eating much and so long as you’re burning more calories than you’re eating, you will lose weight.

~Lia

liz22012
liz22012 in reply to TrustnGod

Thank you. I havent been active because of this. I knew the inital weight lose was from not being hungry and not eating like I was but though since I have dinner and dessert the weight would stay the same.

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