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    Senior Member Zemuron's Avatar
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    Does anyone here eat less then before there accident?

    I'm a 21 years old male c7 and c8. I've been spinal cord injured for 3 years because of a accident with a off road vehicle(trike). I noticed that I eat less. Does anyone here with a similar situation eat less then before there accident?

    That would be because I can't feel my stomach right???

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    Hell, yes - if I ate the way I did before my accident, I'd weigh 400 lbs. by now. My abdominal pain probably keeps my food intake even lower than the average quad.

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    I eat a lot but I am still skinny. I am a walker and I thing I use a lot of energi walking. Since I am 35 years post I don't know of I am eating more or less from before but if I don't do to much I am not very hungry.

    My weight has been the same all the time, maybe I am going up and down 2 kg

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    But does someone with a sci like me eat less because we can't feel our stomacs???

    Sometimes my stomac makes noise but I don't feel hungry.

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    Dominic...I am 52 yr old, male, wlaking para, and yes...i eat less now. I was in construction management and was on my feet moving at 100 mph all day long before. Being disabled now, I don't expend 1/4 of the energy I did before so do not need these extra food (calories).

    Also, having neurogenic bowel seems to slow things down, not to mention having to do BP for evacuation. This, I think, tends to subconciously reduce our intake habits.

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    Originally posted by AO:

    I guess this shows once again how all sci's are different.

    I'm c6 complete, but definitely can feel when I'm hungry, which seems to be all the time

    Weird thing is, I have not put on much weight at all in 7 years even though I am not very active and my diet hasnt changed post injury. I use a manual chair and thats about it.

    Maybe Ive just got a fast metabolism, endomorphic and all that.

    At C6 are we supposed not to be able to feel hunger/our stomaches?

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    It was well over a year after my accident before I was able to feel any kind of hunger. Even now I don't unless I am really hungry and that usually comes more as a feeling of nauseousness than normal hunger. I still never have a full feeling even when I've obviously eaten more than enough. I just stop because I don't want to eat too much. Even though I'm not really hungry I feel like snacking all the time out of boredom. It's only the fear of getting fat he keeps me from overeating.

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    I have not felt hunger in over 22 years.

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    I sure wish I did eat less, unfortunately with all the exercise I do, I get hungry and find myself scoffing down a large pizza in like 10 minutes, not the most healthy thing. I really need to work on it I guess.

    I remember though 23 years ago for the first year post injury, I definetely did eat less as I was not as active. I think how phyically active you are and how much energy you burn has a lot to do with it.

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    I also eat less now. Twice and sometimes even once a day. My 'taste' also changed after the accident. I don't really like sweet stuff anymore and it's even much harder to eat a cake than to refuse it. I wonder if it's about not being able to feel the hunger or not needing the calories...

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