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What causes a loss of appetite?

What causes a loss of appetite?

Anyone can experience a loss of appetite and for many different reasons. People may have less of a desire to eat, lose interest in food, or feel nausea at the idea of eating. Alongside a loss of appetite, a person may also experience fatigue and weight loss if they are not eating enough food to […]

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Is compulsive eating before a period normal?

Is compulsive eating before a period normal?

Compulsive eating is common in the days leading up to a period. Several tips and strategies can help a person curb these cravings. Compulsive eating, or binge eating, is an overwhelming urge to eat more food than necessary. It may involve snacking when not hungry or eating in secret. Some people feel sadness or shame […]

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What are the signs of not eating enough?

What are the signs of not eating enough?

Typical signs that you’re not eating enough can include feeling tired, getting ill more often, hair loss, or skin problems. While obesity and related conditions are on the rise, the dangers of undereating are relatively overlooked. Undereating can have a range of adverse effects on a person’s health and wellbeing. In this article, we look […]

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What is refeeding?

What is refeeding?

Refeeding syndrome can develop when someone who is malnourished begins to eat again. The syndrome occurs because of the reintroduction of glucose, or sugar. As the body digests and metabolizes food again, this can cause sudden shifts in the balance of electrolytes and fluids. These shifts can cause severe complications, and the syndrome can be […]

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Coping with a Vyvanse crash

When Vyvanse starts to wear off, or when a person stops taking the medication suddenly, they may experience a Vyvanse crash. This ADHD medication can cause severe withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue or depression. In this article we look at methods a person can use to help cope with the symptoms of a Vyvanse crash.

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The 10 best blogs for eating disorders

The 10 best blogs for eating disorders

If you are living with an eating disorder, you are not alone. Blogs written by others going through similar experiences and even healthcare professionals specializing in eating disorders are available to provide advice and support. Eating disorder blogs provide information and support from people who are on the road to recovery from an eating disorder. […]

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Why we’re more likely to overeat in the evening

Why we’re more likely to overeat in the evening

Is the fridge your first port of call when you arrive home from work? You deserve a delicious snack after a busy day at the office, right? Snacking does not bode well for our waistlines, though. But according to a new study, you can blame those “hunger hormones.” Researchers say that the evening hours are […]