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Eating Too Few Calories = Mental Break?


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#1 Hahawaitwhat

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:10 AM

Do any of you experience severe mental health problems when consuming too few calories? I don't just mean hangry, but actual suicidal thoughts and feelings like your mind is just spinning out of control?

 

Like for example, Wednesday I had 850 cals and I was fine. Yesterday I had 385 calories for breakfast, a couple of cups of coffee, lots of water and skipped lunch and dinner and by the end of the day I was practically hysterical.

 

I wish I could just be one of those people who fast without it meaning going nuts-o.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:15 AM

Yes, my mental health goes to absolute shit if I don't eat a "normal" amount of food.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:32 AM

i normally get very depressed when i restrict low.

i become quite literally dead inside, like i cannot function normally and just stay at home all day pitying myself


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:50 AM

Malnutrition can cause depression and anxiety even with people who have no previous history of mental illness. So it's very natural that this happens. Be careful yeah, if you can up your intake a bit that would be good. You don't want to end up doing something you'll regret
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:59 AM

I turn into a rage'oholic if I try to go any less than 700. Seriously, I become a terrible person and mean as hell.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:01 AM

It worsens my depression and makes me more vulnerable for anxiety attacks, yes...


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:08 AM

yes me too. I I absolutely must restrict, then I fast for a day. I cannot heavily restrict without feeling horrible. If I eat 800-1200 calories, I feel fine. If I eat 300-500, I have no energy, I'm dizzy, and extremely irritable. 2 days ago, I ate 300 calories, the next day I went to work and almost passed out about 3 times, and had absolutely no energy. I was useless. Last night, I ate 1300 and felt much better.. a little guilty after restricting heavily then eating so much, but I feel better


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:09 AM

Depressed, anxious and twitchy

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:12 AM

I just get tired, and I honestly feel better. Though maybe it's just the lack of anxiety produced when I do eat higher.

Cause I'm depressed/anxious anyways.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:42 AM

Everytime I try to restrict lower, I get super hangry and depressed. Everything irritates me, I literally can't take being around people. I feel sooooo much better on around 1000 calories a day.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:58 AM

idk but i've been below 500 for the last 4 days or so and bam, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety. 

everything came back


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