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Increased appetite - November 23rd 2019, 02:27 AM

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For a while now I've noticed I've had an increased appetite. I'm not sure how long it's been going on. A couple of months ago I had a decreased appetite due to nausea from a medication I was taking but now I'm off that medication. Instead of going back to normal though my appetite seems to have swung in the complete opposite direction. I haven't really changed my eating habits but I eat more food at each meal. When I was in the hospital recently sometimes I'd eat part of the dinner the hospital provided and then order in food from outside. Now that I'm out of the hospital I don't do that, but I am still eating more than usual.

I am recovering from some pretty severe wounds at the moment and part of recovering from this type of wound includes eating more, especially more protein. So I've been giving myself and my increased appetite and excuse. However, when I went IN to the hospital they recorded my weight. In the last two months I have gained almost 20 pounds. That's a LOT of weight to me, and I am already considered medically obese. I'm now the heaviest I've ever been. I think I might be more disappointed in that (after all, I do have a history of an eating disorder) if it weren't for the fact I am legitimately so hungry!

Then today I got told by my physician that I actually need to be drinking Ensure or Boost in addition to eating more in general. Now I'm worried about THAT because those drinks contain a fair chunk of calories, and I'm already eating more calories than I used to. I want to follow her instructions but I am really scared of gaining even more weight.

Essentially, I don't want to police what I'm eating or deprive myself of food my body is telling me I need. I also don't want to be eating a ton and drinking Ensure and gain 20 more pounds.

Help! What do I do?

Let's eat some spectral oats!
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