Sudden Absence of Hunger

Yesterday I experienced something completely new to me – I wasn’t hungry all day. I managed to get all my meals in, because I made myself have them, but I wasn’t hungry. It was liberating! Is this how men feel all the time? (I say this because every man I’ve ever met has claimed that he can easily forget to eat because he doesn’t get hungry – prior to today I had NO IDEA what that would even be like, I absolutely couldn’t conceive of such a situation.)

Today appears to be a continuation of this trend, so far. I love this, I can’t even explain how annoying and dispiriting it is to be hungry all the time, as I have been for the last 39 years. I have no idea what caused this, and I doubt that it will last, but it’s a surprising development for sure.

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5 Responses to “Sudden Absence of Hunger”

  1. Kaaren Says:

    Maybe for the first time in 39 years you’re getting exactly the nutritional blend that your body wants… And you’re absorbing it all because there’s none of the bad, undigestibles kinds of fat coating your gut.

  2. Amy Says:

    I realize this is anecdotal, but I’ll share it anyway in hopes that it encourages you. My sister and I both went on Optifast for our weight loss, and within a week or so of starting, we saw our hunger levels drop DRAMATICALLY. It was enough of an issue for me that I had to set a timer on my phone to remind me to drink a shake or eat an Optifast bar, otherwise, I would miss meals and that is a no-no. Now Optifast had its pros and cons for me, but the weight loss was consistent (and motivating) and the drop in hunger stayed with me throughout the whole program. I hope it treats you equally well. Oh, and I’ve just read your entire blog over the last week or so, and you are one impressive lady. 🙂

    • Laina Says:

      Wow, thank you for your kind words!! Also, thank you for sharing your experience on Optifast, it is, so put it lightly, a HUGE relief to be free of the hunger cravings I’ve felt my entire life every hour or so. If it’s going to be like this the whole time I’m not sure I’ll want to go off at the end!

  3. jurisdrgirlfriend Says:

    My sis and I felt the same way about not wanting to leave the program. It was nice to unplug from the demands of food-related decisions, and to see such dramatic results! Like I said, it had pros and cons (what diet plan doesn’t), but it was well worth the effort. I am just now adding in the fitness element that should have been a part of my lifestyle all along, and I am loving how it makes me feel. It’s nice to read how you’ve made it such a fundamental part of your day to day. I’ve been walking and strength training for 4 months but just started running, and I want all of that to become such a well-integrated habit that I don’t feel right if I miss it (as seems to have happened for you). Looking forward to your future posts!


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