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Old 02-10-2010, 10:06 AM   #1
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Consistently eating very little

Hi, my name is Jack and I'm 19 years old and live in The Netherlands. As long as I can remember I've been on the thin side (not upto to the point where it's actually unhealthy, imho) and a very small eater. As it is right now, I'm roughly 137 lbs (62 kg) and 6'3''(1.87 m).

When I compare what I eat, how much I eat and how fast I eat to other people my age I seem to eat way, way less than they do. I don't know why, I certainly do not have an eating disorder, it's just always been like that. If I eat a lot I tend to feel bloated and/or get heartburn very fast and really, it's starting to **** me off.

Even when I live for weeks on nothing but protein and fat I can not seem to gain any weight at all, I've been at the same weight for roughly 3 years now. (Spare me the boohoo you can eat all you want comments, I don't complain about people overeating and gaining weight either.)

Is there any way to 'learn' how to eat more food?

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Old 02-10-2010, 08:21 PM   #2
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Re: Consistently eating very little

Well, if Ghrelin supplements were available (I do not know if they are or not), you could try taking those. Ghrelin is a naturally-occuring hormone in the body that regulates appetite. Ghrelin, which is secreted by the stomach wall, is one of the signals that triggers feelings of hunger as mealtimes approach. Do you find that you are just never really that hungry and have no appetite?

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Old 02-11-2010, 12:49 PM   #3
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Re: Consistently eating very little

No I have a great appetite and do get hungry every few hours, I just seem to be not be able to eat more than say half a portion of what a regular person eats without feeling extremely filled up and/or bloated.

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Old 02-11-2010, 07:07 PM   #4
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Re: Consistently eating very little

Perhaps seeing a gastroenterologist may help uncover the reasons why you get filled up so quickly.

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