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MaccaPacca

421d

How do you manage when you need food but are too tired? any tips? I'm considering protein powder or meal replacements for those days as they are easy to make etc. I have also started running once every two weeks to start keeping excercise up. wanted to use protein powder to keep my body weight up too. what do you think?

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    • beater.queen

      391d

      @MaccaPacca absolutely do seek out a professional if this is your relationship with food. It's a real problem. I've found going out with friends to eat helps too! You'll eat slowly but your brain won't categorize it as an inconvience bc you're out to have fun.

    • beater.queen

      400d

      This is something I struggle with bc of my adhd. It got so bad that it became an eating disorder where I would just forget to eat for days. The solution to beating it was making sure I had a protien shake that was high in calories and vitamins 3x a day. Then I slowly worked soft protiens like peas and beans with carbs like brown rice bc it doesn't take that long to heat up in the microwave. A year later, I have a glass of milk for breakfast, adult lunchables for lunch or a sandwich, and I plan 20-30 min a night to cook myself a good representative meal. You might talk to your therapist about an eating disorder bc they can help you get back on track. My eating disorder is called restrictive anorexia, and basically just means I forget to eat and when I do eat I'm insanely nauseous bc my brain has tricked my stomach into rejecting food bc it thinks it's an inconvience. I have good days and bad days, but mostly good days now! The key for me was forcing myself to eat at a certain time no matter how long it took and how many times I had to reheat my food to get it all down.

      • MaccaPacca

        397d

        @beater.queen oh my gosh this also sounds like me, I forget to eat and then when I do have food I feel so nauseous. I already know I have a bad relationship with food, I also see it as an inconvenience. So I might consider this thank you!

        • beater.queen

          391d

          @MaccaPacca absolutely do seek out a professional if this is your relationship with food. It's a real problem. I've found going out with friends to eat helps too! You'll eat slowly but your brain won't categorize it as an inconvience bc you're out to have fun.

    • ZeroMelody

      419d

      I also use a meal replacement powder, and that works really well for me. I find that I'm more willing to get a little bit of "real" food if I know that I can fall back onto the powder. For example, I might have ontended to have made salad and cooked eggs, but I don't feel up to it. Instead of ending up not eating because it's too hard and just grabbing a tomato and a chunk of cucumber isn't a proper meal, I grab my tomato and cucumber, make the meal replacer and figure that counts as a proper meal. Not sure if that made sense, but basically, yeah, meal replacers can be an absolute life saver when cooking or even physicallh eating is too difficult. 😊

      • MaccaPacca

        397d

        @ZeroMelody yesss! That's a great idea, so kind of like using the meal replacer as a boost of energy to then sort out meals for later. That sounds like something that would work for me

      • JaneBaby

        419d

        @ZeroMelody thank you for sharing your perspective. That's kind. 🙏

    • JaneBaby

      419d

      I find that the more I can plan ahead the better. Even just pre cutting some veggies for an omelette or a stir fry makes me use them as I will feel guilty for letting them go off, motivating me to use them.

    • Abbe

      420d

      Honestly, some spare freezer meals. Most only take like 3 mins in the microwave!

    • trashfirehotness

      420d

      I think you should do it. Something would definitely be better than nothing. Other supplements probably would be a good idea also. Fresh (frozen) fruit and veggies added would be even better! Please keep us updated!🤗

      • MaccaPacca

        397d

        @trashfirehotness Thank you! I have no update since this post because I have been stressing about what one to buy! Someone told me there are lactose free options and I don't know whether to start with that because I know I have some sort of intolerance to milk, but also on the to hand it's so expensive. I haven't looked into meal replacements, because I'm just not sure what brands there are so if you or anyone have any suggestions for brands then that'd be great.

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