How to Deal with Loss of Appetite

Loss of appetite can stem from a variety of factors. You may have woken up today feeling sick and nauseous, or just not feeling hungry.  If you feel like you may be suffering from a serious physical illness, you should consult with your doctor as soon as possible. This information is not meant to be interpreted as professional medical advice.

However, for the days when you’re just experiencing an unusual loss of appetite, the following advice may help you. Read on to learn more.

Cardiovascular Exercise

Vigorous cardio exercises can potentially burn hundreds of calories at a time. In turn, your body needs to reach out for sources of energy to maintain and rebuild itself. If you haven’t eaten anything prior to your workout, you will most likely have an urge to eat post-workout.

This is because your body is signaling that it needs a source of nutrients and fluids. When this happens, the likelihood of your appetite increasing will go up.

Get Plenty of Rest

Lack of sleep at night can cause many negative effects on your body—even loss of appetite. If you’ve ever stayed awake longer than usual, then you may have experienced nausea the following day.

The easy solution is to avoid staying up, and getting plenty of rest. Overall, try to sleep between 7-8 hours each night, and see how you feel about breakfast the next morning.

Light Snacking

Loss of appetite doesn’t always mean you don’t want to eat anything at all. You may just not be in the mood for a big meal, which isn’t all that uncommon. In this case, try going about your day with light snacking whenever you get a small urge to eat.

Instead of bacon and eggs right away in the morning, try a piece of fruit, flaxseed, or toast instead. You may end up feeling lighter on your feet, and even gain appetite later in the afternoon.

Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids, which are compounds derived from cannabis, may also help increase your appetite. Since the 2018 Farm Bill, a majority of states have legalized hemp, which has made hemp-derived cannabinoids relatively accessible. Some of the best hemp-derived cannabinoids that may help with your loss of appetite include cannabidiol (CBD) and Delta-8 THC. Remember, there are no guarantees when it comes to effects, but it may be the solution you are looking for.

In Conclusion

If you genuinely feel like your loss of appetite is the result of a physical or mental illness, please consult with a medical professional first. But on the days where you wake up and just aren’t hungry, it may be worth a shot to try the solutions above. Listen to your body, and see what works for you.