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Question: worried about my weight


 rina - Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:57 pm

As you know from my other posts, I'm feeling very low at the moment. I have really lost my appetite. I'm really not hungry. I'm unhappy with my weight, don't think i'm to fat, but i think i'm too thin!

I'm really skinny and I don't like it, I think it doesn't look very nice. All my clothes are baggy, and I have to buy kids clothes even though i'm 25 years old.

I know everyone is probably thinking I'm lucky being really thin, but I'm unhappy with the way I look. I apoligise if this post seems really petty!

I think because i'm feeling down right now, I don't want anything, except, yoghurt, porriage or soup. I could quite happily just drink ovaltine and thats it!

I have a cheese sandwich for lunch and after that i'm full. I don't really want anything else.

I think because of my mood i can't be bothered to cook so I don't.

Is there anyway to break this cycle and start eating three meals a day.

Do you know of and nutritional drinks I could drink if I don't feel like eating.
 Dr. K. Eisele - Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:23 am

User avatar Rina:

I'm so sorry to hear about your depression. Loss of appetite is not unusual in depression. I do hope you're seeing a psychiatrist and/or therapist for this.

since I am from the US, the nutritional drinks I know of may not be available to you in the UK. Common nutritional drinks here are Boost, Mighty Shakes, and there are also instant breakfast mixes that may be very similar to Ovaltine. The instant breakfast mixes provide vitamins and carbohydrates but are low in protein, whereas drinks like Boost and Mighty Shake have vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and protein.

Please see your physician if you haven't already. Depression is treatable--you don't have to suffer like this.

Good Luck!

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