What's your go-to food?

Do you have a go-to food on days when you're really just not that hungry? When my anxiety kicks into overdrive, like it did today, my appetite tends to go into hibernation. I ate a frozen meal for lunch (very late in the day) and made turkey tacos tonight (which were insanely filling) and I still have a good amount of calories left over.

This is honestly an extremely rare occurrence and I'll probably wait until later tonight and eat a peanut butter tortilla or something to meet my minimum calories, but just curious what others eat when hunger is a bit elusive - I can add it to my arsenal in case I have any of these anxiety-ridden days again.

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  • allaboutthefood
    allaboutthefood Posts: 781 Member
    I have never ran into that problem, I am a emotional eater, so if I am feeling stressed, anxiety kicks in, sad, happy whatever it is, I want to eat. I am also like that if I am sick, headaches, flu, cold anything I just want to eat. I hope you find something that will help you.
  • Faithful_Chosen
    Faithful_Chosen Posts: 401 Member
    Time. Eventually hunger will kick in and I'll be able to get some food in me. Sometimes it takes a while though and I do a lot of my eating at night (about a fourth of my calories, usually, no matter how well i try to space out my meals. *Shrug* it is what it is. Good luck with your day!
  • ncboiler89
    ncboiler89 Posts: 2,408 Member
    Beer
  • Mgtei
    Mgtei Posts: 56 Member
    This post of a list of calorie-dense foods from the Most Helpful Posts/Must Reads (Food & Nutrition) may help you.

    My favorite calorie-dense thing that isn't a dessert (big caveat) is avocado. I love the creaminess.
  • DisneyDude85
    DisneyDude85 Posts: 428 Member
    usually anything I can put peanut butter on :)
  • flamingblades
    flamingblades Posts: 311 Member
    Atkins shakes
  • spatulamom
    spatulamom Posts: 158 Member
    I have never ran into that problem, I am a emotional eater, so if I am feeling stressed, anxiety kicks in, sad, happy whatever it is, I want to eat. I am also like that if I am sick, headaches, flu, cold anything I just want to eat. I hope you find something that will help you.

    Oh, believe me, any other day, it's not an issue! I have no idea why anxiety is an appetite suppressant for me some days - I think my stomach is just so engrossed in doing flips around itself that it thinks there's no room for food :). The cause of the anxiety is fixed, but it's taking awhile to get through to my stomach from my brain.

    ncboiler89, I actually had a can of Coke with dinner since I had so much wiggle room!

    I just looked at my diary and I don't have as many calories left as I thought, so that's good - I can eat an ice cream sandwich (that my husband and son eat) and hit 1200 calories, so I'll see if my stomach calms down enough to eat that later tonight. Maybe not the healthiest choice in the world, but eh.
  • spatulamom
    spatulamom Posts: 158 Member
    Mgtei wrote: »
    This post of a list of calorie-dense foods from the Most Helpful Posts/Must Reads (Food & Nutrition) may help you.

    My favorite calorie-dense thing that isn't a dessert (big caveat) is avocado. I love the creaminess.

    Ah! I had those on my grocery order yesterday and forgot to place my order for pick-up tonight. Thank you for the reminder (and the list).
  • lemurcat12
    lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886 Member
    Steel cut oats with protein powder and berries or a banana is my feel good easy food for when I'm not feeling well or don't have the will to deal with a regular meal. For just something to eat/not that hungry but need something, cottage cheese or greek yogurt tends to be my easy go-to.
  • SezxyStef
    SezxyStef Posts: 15,268 Member
    I can be like that too..stress can cause me to lose my appetite...

    Ice cream, chocolate...sometimes together...ie sundae...pizza.

    That's if I have to get to 1200 net...

    Otherwise eggs (boiled/mashed) with either toast/bread or greek yogurt and fruit
  • ncboiler89
    ncboiler89 Posts: 2,408 Member
    Scotch. Scotch is good too
  • taentea
    taentea Posts: 91 Member
    I also have poor appetite when really stressed or sick, and on some days I just let it be. I don't see a big deal with staying low for one day. I did have an issue with not meeting my calories regularly as I began my journey with Paleo-like diet though. I added some ice-cream and chocolate to my menu (no regrets, life is once again worth living). Also avocado, cheese, rice, pasta and some freshly baked bread make sure I meet my calories frequently now.
  • Merkavar
    Merkavar Posts: 3,081 Member
    I normally have calories left at the end of the day, not particularly hungry. My go to then is Greek yogurt and/or milk.

    Like last night I had prelogged a Greek yogurt for desert, completely forgot to eat it till like 1030 when I was on my way to bed. So I sat in bed with my yogurt watching 8 out of 10 cats just to get my calories up abit.
  • peterjens
    peterjens Posts: 235 Member
    spatulamom wrote: »
    Do you have a go-to food on days when you're really just not that hungry?

    I take an antidepressant that suppresses my appetite. So some days I am at 75% of my calorie goal. I go for greek yogurt and protein powder just to make sure I hit my protein goal.

  • Merkavar
    Merkavar Posts: 3,081 Member
    ncboiler89 wrote: »
    Scotch. Scotch is good too

    No no scotch is bad, scotch leads to ordering a 7 meats pizza with toppings to the edge.
  • Liftng4Lis
    Liftng4Lis Posts: 15,150 Member
    Cheesecake!
  • ncboiler89
    ncboiler89 Posts: 2,408 Member
    Merkavar wrote: »
    ncboiler89 wrote: »
    Scotch. Scotch is good too

    No no scotch is bad, scotch leads to ordering a 7 meats pizza with toppings to the edge.

    Seven meats pizza with toppings to the edge is my new go to food.
  • TiffanyR71
    TiffanyR71 Posts: 217 Member
    Honestly, don't sweat it... If you have low calories once in a while, it doesn't matter- save them for the weekend or a time you actually are hungry. No need to force feed yourself unless it's a habitual "very low day" day after day.
  • David_2015
    David_2015 Posts: 231 Member
    Ice cream!