Decreased Appetite. Done growing or something else?
I am almost 20 years old (female) and over the past few months I have begun to notice that my appetite has decreased slightly. During my teen years, I could eat a LOT of food! I was always skinny (technically underweight) but since going on birth control pills (2 years ago) I have gained just a little weight and now I am a very healthy size. I have no problems with my weight and no desire to lose weight, but now I can only eat small portions of foods I once ate large portions of! For example, when I get fast food, I can eat the burger, but have no room afterward for the fries. It isn't that I don't eat, I just don't eat AS MUCH in one sitting. I still get hungry throughout the day and eat a small snack but then I'm full for a while until I'm ready for the next small snack. I've also realized that I can no longer eat as much sugary sweet stuff as I used to. I can't finish a whole cupcake without feeling sick. Is my body just acting normally because I'm done growing? Is my metabolism slowing down? Or do I have a bigger problem? Again, I want to stress that I am eating enough food, just not as much as I did when I was younger.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.