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IME peanuts are a lifesaver when it comes to getting non-greasy protein/fat on the go

loosely inspired by Dr. Dre (crüt), Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:33 (six years ago) link

Yeah, nuts! I swear August was made with mixed nuts, ate a ton when I was pregnant.

*tera, Wednesday, 24 July 2013 15:36 (six years ago) link

pistachios!

pareidolia, Wednesday, 24 July 2013 15:37 (six years ago) link

Pistachios and figs, will never get enough in my lifetime...or loquats.

*tera, Wednesday, 24 July 2013 15:45 (six years ago) link

or kumquats...what other rarities in my diet...would eat more apricots if they were't always $4.98 a pound.

*tera, Wednesday, 24 July 2013 15:47 (six years ago) link

I always eat a lot!

homosexual II, Thursday, 25 July 2013 19:27 (six years ago) link

There you sat, brokenhearted..

Uncle Cyril O'Boogie (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 25 July 2013 22:56 (six years ago) link

in the last 29 hours i have eaten two pieces of pizza (one mushroom, one sausage)

they were good, but . . . it's a place i go to frequently for lunch and it is usually manned by these two hispanic guys. but today one of them was missing and in his place was clearly a 'boss'. this dude looked like clint dempsey only more handsome. but he was clearly a pox on my pizza dudes -- the type of guy who changes things around just to make his mark/fuc with ppl.

the tension was palpable. i was given a free garlic knot because dude didn't put my slices in the oven right away (you could tell he was gonna blame someone else even though he took my order and it was his fault). screw you pizza deuce guy

mookieproof, Friday, 26 July 2013 05:48 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLwb9NePt94

Z S, Friday, 26 July 2013 14:44 (six years ago) link

my appetite is telling me to eat a chocolate glazed doughnut all of a sudden. unfortunately there are none nearby.

loosely inspired by Dr. Dre (crüt), Friday, 26 July 2013 16:17 (six years ago) link

good idea tho

markers, Friday, 26 July 2013 16:17 (six years ago) link

i have pizza and a piece of melon.

markers, Friday, 26 July 2013 16:18 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

appetite is alive and well these days

no fomo (La Lechera), Wednesday, 28 August 2013 18:22 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

appetite fading, having the "nothing hits the spot" problem
kind of a bummer but it has been much worse

vigetable (La Lechera), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 16:24 (four years ago) link

You think it's stress this time? Or life boredom?

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 16:44 (four years ago) link

i'm not bored so probably stress

vigetable (La Lechera), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 16:46 (four years ago) link

had the same thing over the last two days - nothing tastes good, and the physical hunger pangs aren't showing up either. it just feels like nothing, and food tastes like nothing. bleh. but i know i'm affected because i have been in a rotten mood and feel like i'm walking among the dead. also last night my gf finally told me to get my shit together and eat something because i was being a grumpy asshole. that was a clear sign.

hopefully today will be better!

♪♫_\o/_♫♪ (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 17:11 (four years ago) link

yeah that sucks
the worst part is how much worse it gets the longer it goes
sometimes guzzling a smoothie is the easiest way to feel somewhat normal again and then go from there

i went on a solo road trip over the weekend and didn't have a single craving to stop for fries. that's how i know this is real.

vigetable (La Lechera), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 17:17 (four years ago) link

i can typically rely on my appetite, it's one constant, i am always up for good food. i get in cooking ruts for sure but if there is good food available i'll want to eat it. even in low moods or during winter w/ my SAD, food is always nourishing and makes me feel better. i guess sometimes when it is SUPER hot out and i am exhausted food does not always appeal.

marcos, Tuesday, 6 January 2015 17:18 (four years ago) link

appetite for other things can wane though. music is usually a constant need for me but sometimes there is little i want to hear or discover, it's pretty rough when that happens and it is often when i am feeling disconnected or unhappy.

marcos, Tuesday, 6 January 2015 17:22 (four years ago) link

well yeah but a waning appetite for music doesn't have the same physical effect as a lack of interest in ingesting food. the worst is when everything, no matter how objectively delicious, feels like a piece of cardboard getting chewed up.

vigetable (La Lechera), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 17:29 (four years ago) link

yeah, especially when the food is prepared for you by friends or family or you're at a nice restaurant and you know the dish is objectively delicious but it's not coming through.

♪♫_\o/_♫♪ (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 17:33 (four years ago) link

that sounds awful. :( i guess i should appreciate my appetite more.

virtuoso thigh slapper (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 17:36 (four years ago) link

every new year i tell myself that i'm going to put some pounds on this year, and i fail. this year i've just admitted to myself that it's not going to happen. however i'm doing very well with my new pledge to stop biting my nails, so those extra millimeters of nails should add some mass

♪♫_\o/_♫♪ (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 17:38 (four years ago) link

i can also use my new nail powers to aluminum cans more efficiently, so that could also lead to some +pounds

♪♫_\o/_♫♪ (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 17:38 (four years ago) link

they don't call it a healthy appetite for nothin'

karl seriously i recommend something you can get into your body with as little fuss as possible -- smoothies are the best thing for me.
frozen fruit, plain kefir, juice, some spinach -- blend thoroughly and guzzle through a big bubble tea straw. repeat for as long as needed until you feel better.

vigetable (La Lechera), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 17:42 (four years ago) link

you can't taste the spinach btw

vigetable (La Lechera), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 17:42 (four years ago) link

yea this does sound awful

marcos, Tuesday, 6 January 2015 17:43 (four years ago) link

oh, i think i'm already coming out of it. i feel pretty hungry right now, actually, so that's a good sign. generally the winter cycles of this only last a few days, whereas the annual summer version lasts a week or two.

♪♫_\o/_♫♪ (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 17:45 (four years ago) link

i'm gonna go eat some goddamn pizza, fuck yeah

♪♫_\o/_♫♪ (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 17:45 (four years ago) link

hell yeah

vigetable (La Lechera), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 17:46 (four years ago) link

but smoothies are a great tip - i finally have the necessary gear so maybe it'll be my go-to tactic this year!

♪♫_\o/_♫♪ (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 17:46 (four years ago) link

Unfortunately, my appetite for food is as healthy as ever.

the magnetic pope has sparked (WilliamC), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 17:57 (four years ago) link

Sorry LL; I hope your appetite & spirits have a healthy rebound ASAP!

Last year I made the mistake of meeting up with a friend who was in town on a day I was super soul-crushingly depressed and unable to eat anything. My friend decided he wanted to meet up with some of his other friends at a fancy gastropub, where I drank ice water for fifteen minutes before splitting because it was all just so awkward and unpleasant. Blowing a big wad of money on a meal was about the last thing I wanted to do at that point. My gut felt like it was full of rocks. (Maybe it was??)

example (crüt), Tuesday, 6 January 2015 18:02 (four years ago) link

i've been feeling really bad about how in overdrive my appetite has been the last 3 months, but i try to remind myself of how utterly awful it has been in the past to lose all appetite and physical/mental ability to put anything in my mouth, let alone actually swallow it, when i've been suffering severe anxiety.

i second the rec of smoothies and fat straws - you can add oats and nuts to the blender to make them even more nutritious and meal-like.

just1n3, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 01:32 (four years ago) link

seven months pass...

liquids are so much easier. i've been drinking a ton of milk.

tonight, late dinner: spoonful of honey. i resent my body's need for food, even sweet stuff is just kind of meh.

sushi is good even when my appetite sucks, though--i should get some soon.

JuliaA, Monday, 17 August 2015 03:00 (four years ago) link

one of the worst things about losing your appetite is the cumulative effect of not being nourished. the longer it goes on, the worse you feel and the less you want to eat. hope you feel better soon!
i wish i knew why sushi was so magical. i guess it's because it's visually appealing, cool, fresh, and delicious.

La Lechera, Monday, 17 August 2015 13:31 (four years ago) link

yesssss but only the good kind ime. I want sushi now but I can only get not-good sushi around here.

Sigh this morning the combo of hot hot weather plus my sunburn from this weekend were making me feel like I might never eat again. Going heavy on the fruit and nuts today. And Starbursts, which are apparently my favorite food this summer.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Monday, 17 August 2015 16:13 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

it happened again :(

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 01:11 (one year ago) link

They're by their very nature pretty unappetizing but does the idea of meal replacement shakes that allow you to forego eating indefinitely hold any appeal?

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 01:16 (one year ago) link

yeah they are ok -- i bought some less than a week ago but was hoping i could just hang on to them in the case of an emergency

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 01:21 (one year ago) link

i mean they're gross but they do provide a bit of fuel
the vegan ones i got at target seem slightly less repulsive

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 01:22 (one year ago) link

the worst feeling is after managing to eat some food -- i ate it, but i didn't enjoy it at all
i made some tasty lo mein noodles and tofu and barely choked down what i could -- this is the clearest sign that something is wrong bc i LOVE lo mein noodles

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 01:24 (one year ago) link

do the foods themselves taste different (more/less sweet/salty)? are textures different?

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 01:31 (one year ago) link

tastes the same, nothing is different except for my reaction to it
it's not like i have some kind of food dysphoria -- i'm not hallucinating

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 01:34 (one year ago) link

is it more anhedonia or active nausea? I feel like with the former it's more like indifference, but choked down sounds like the latter.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 01:36 (one year ago) link

b

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 01:40 (one year ago) link

are the stereotypical "eat apples/toast/crackers when you have stomach flu" lineup of foods easier to get down?

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 01:46 (one year ago) link

yeah usually - that's what i have been eating
this is a little embarrassing
are you a doctor?!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 01:51 (one year ago) link

nope! just a dude who eats terribly and sometimes suffers for it. it's been awhile since appetite, hunger, and the food in front of me have aligned.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 02:03 (one year ago) link

eat terribly like bad diet or loss of appetite?
hi 5 to all my appetite loss amigos :(

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 02:21 (one year ago) link

often I'll be hungry but unable to muster the desire to eat a specific food, and when I do, it's probably not the healthiest, as my diarrhea diary (speaking of embarrassing) will attest.
I feel like there isn't enough English vocabulary or idioms around appetite and hunger to express what are really very different kinds of discomfort, so they all get lumped in to "i'm hungry/not hungry"
I heard a cool one that translated to "rats running around in my stomach" which is like a specific kind of hunger, right?

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 02:30 (one year ago) link

i've had very little appetite lately, which makes sense. but i also feel somehow thicker, which seems rude

mookieproof, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 03:02 (one year ago) link

Sometimes I feel thicker if I haven't been drinking much water (read: tea) and so start retaining water.

ljubljana, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 04:12 (one year ago) link

I feel like there isn't enough English vocabulary or idioms around appetite and hunger to express what are really very different kinds of discomfort, so they all get lumped in to "i'm hungry/not hungry"
agree

ljub otm re: dehydration

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 13:39 (one year ago) link

Sympathies to you LL.

My own eating habits are admittedly strange but probably not fatal. I almost never eat breakfast. I often skip lunch altogether. At most dinnertimes I'll pick lightly at food in an obligatory way but my heart's usually not in it. Throughout the day, I'll grab a handful of almonds or dried cherries or something and I'm good.

At the same time, every week or so I'll have one rich, dense, sybaritic meal, like a pizza or a bacon cheeseburger the size of my head, and I seem to live on that for a while. That's how some snakes eat, right? Nothing for weeks, but then a whole monkey all at once, which takes weeks to digest?

Left to my own devices, I think I would eat only when I really wanted to. It's complicated somewhat because I am in a family, so we kinda have to keep up a regular rhythm (adults can choose to just graze; kids can't and shouldn't). So I keep up appearances. I pack lunches for the children. Every other night, I prepare and serve a decently balanced dinner, but frequently my heart isn't in it.

here come the warm jorts (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:37 (one year ago) link

wow seriously, when i was a kid, one of the things i looked forward to most about being a grown up was not being forced to eat when i didn't want to, to be able to graze as i pleased. now that i can, i take full advantage and eat only when and what i want. usually that is a-ok fine, until one of these spells hits.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:41 (one year ago) link

that is not a commentary on parenting -- just a memory, like going over to grandma's and being asked to eat a huge plate of food for thanksgiving that i really didn't want. my mom is a grazer too.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:45 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

i had some gnarly food poisoning a couple days ago and i have stabilized but the only lingering effect is a lack of appetite. i ate 3x yesterday but not much each time. i guess it takes a while for everything to regulate after a shock like that.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:43 (one year ago) link


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