sick, and hunger signals scrambled
I've been sick since Thursday. It's just a bad cold, but it's really knocked me out. I've noticed that since I got sick, my hunger signals are completely scrambled. Either I'm not hungry at all and don't want to eat anything, or I want to eat chocolate. That's it. Just two settings.
I've been trying to eat relatively normally, even when food doesn't seem at all appealing. Maybe I've eaten less than normal, but I'm close. I did manage to control my chocolate impulses, too.
I'm continually amazed at how odd our bodies are. Intellectually, I know that I know that I need food so that my body has energy to heal, and I know that there's no way chocolate will fill that need. However, if I listened to what my body thinks I need, I would have had truffles for lunch.
Does anybody else find that your hunger signals get completely scrambled when your sick? If they are, do you ever listen to them?
Last edited by LisaF; 04-07-2008 at 08:20 PM.