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Craving/eating non-foods while restricting?

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#1 Latexprincess

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 07:17 PM

Whenever I restrict below about 800, I start craving things, usually based on smell. I can avoid binging but I've recently started wanting to eat other things instead, especially candles.

I've eaten rotten watermelon, chewwed up sticks from outside, picked at and nibbled on a caramel scented and a strawberry scented candle, I had to throw out an oranges and cream candle because I essentially ruined it, eaten orange peels from the previous day, tasted away a small bottle of flavored lube, and caught myself absent mindedly starting on a sheet of that colored craft foam while sitting my neice.

I want to be able to restrict a little lower but I know I can't be eating garbage! If I eat over 1000 none of that stuff is the least bit appealing. When I get lower and lower it's like I run out of food calories and my mind wants to move onto other things I could potentially eat!

I'm going to bring it up at my next doctor appointment just because I don't know what to do about it.

Do you ever crave weird things while restricting?
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 02:52 PM

this is soo late i'm so sorry haha but maybe you have pica? its where you eat non-food items

check out this link to see if you have most of the symptoms and if you do then go to the doctor and see if 

you can get a blood test and they can rule out if your maybe anaemic idk 


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:15 PM

Same here!! I know a lot of other people who have this symptom too. Maybe you have pica? Low on iron?





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