My diet consists only of veggies and fish. But mostly everyday, I only eat veggies. Fish is a luxury, I guess. Is it the veggies? Then I drink a lot of soda. Its all I drink really, except for a glass of water for when I go to bed. But lately, the only soda I drink is Pepsi Next. Its supposed to have less calories. It tastes like diet, so I just naturally assumed it was diet or something associated with diet pepsi. I can get the yellow stuff off, but a lot of it still stays. Its because I'm not brushing my tongue long enough or hard enough with the tooth brush. So obviously mouthwash alone doesn't help. I could invest in a tongue scraper, maybe (What the HELL are those, anyways?)
I have to stop brushing my tongue, because I have really bad gag reflex (Or good..I don't know the etiquette). It just makes me gag real easily.
Does it matter that I have acid reflux, too? I can't take a single sip from soda without burping or hiccuping once(Like if I drank it for too long). So I burp a lot (Silently).
But uh..Yeah, I still drink it anyway..I only drink carbonated stuff(I don't know WHY. Its just some weird addiction I have.)
Usually a yellow tongue is because of poor hygiene, and occasionally nutritional deficiency. Get a tongue scraper, and I'd suggest you stop drinking the sodas, or at least try to limit the amount you drink a day/week. Or just stop drinking the sodas for a week and see if that makes a difference.
It's most likely ketosis from such a poor diet, to which I would really recommend improving. You can't live off veggies and soda. I would recommend including more nutritious things like poultry, fruit, brown rice, and dairy, and to make sure you're eating enough a day.
Fruit sounds like a good idea..It might take some practice, but I could do it. I might have a thyroid problem or some eating disorder. I've had it since I was born..I only eat maybe one meal a day or something. My appetite is very small. When I burp, I don't bring anything solid up (Thank GOD. That sounds disgusting), and I don't get a taste of anything when I brush my tongue.
Now here comes the painful part to admit because I get a feeling I'll be bombarded with "Oh, you have mouth cancer."
Because my diet is relatively scarce and very lacking, as opposed to the average human being..I only brush my teeth once a day. Once, before I go to bed. Flossing is just tedious for me..
But I only ever had one cavity in my life.
Such a pity. I'd probably come off as a dentists worse nightmare, were I to to indulge in more cleanings then once or twice a year...
It might help somehow..But I have planned to cut out soda, and switch to sparkling water. I've also taken an interest in tea recipes. Mint tea is my favorite, so..Maybe I'll make some of that.
You can't be born with an eating disorder. I'm not saying you don't have one (we haven't been given enough info for me to guess), but as someone with an ED myself, it doesn't sound, to me, like an ED is the problem. Do you know WHY you only eat once a day? If you eat more, does your stomach get upset or painful? What happens if you eat more than once a day, or if you eat different foods? This sounds more like a medical problem to me. My friend's mother is the same way; she eats so little because her stomach gets upset if she eats more. Have you ever been to a doctor about this?
I stopped drinking soda, and drank chamomile tea all day. When I brushed my teeth, my tongue wasn't yellow anymore. So it was just the soda, thank God..
I don't know what's wrong with me. The doctors never showed concern. When I was firstborn, I wouldn't eat any food. I just wasn't hungry, so I got very sick. I nearly died overnight, because of it. I was very skinny. And then when I got older, I became anorexic and almost died again (At 5 or 7 years old, I think). All because I didn't eat.
Its not that it hurts to eat. I just have no interest in eating. I have no appetite. I've been like that for as long as I can remember, never eating any lunch at school. The teachers were very concerned in the seventh grade, and forced me to stay with them to eat lunch.
But I've been this way for years..
Another problem I have is that I uh..Kinda have a muffin top. I'm not overweight, though. My ex-fiancee doesn't think I'm fat at all. But I've always been curious as to why my body's like that.
I have a great diet that consists of only veggies, and fish. I eat scrambled eggs, or boiled eggs for protein all the time. But I know I have to eat fruit, too..So I'll have to add fruit to my diet.
I don't understand why I've gained weight over the years. I admit that I need exercise, though. But I'm so damn introverted, I can't go to a gym. Maybe I'll think about doing sit ups at home..
I'm going to be blunt and say you DON'T have a "great diet." You are simply not getting enough nutrition. Eating too little is just as bad as eating too much. It really sounds to me that you do have an ED, if you think your diet is fine and are so concerned about your weight. You are not eating enough. I know you're thinking "blah blah what does she know" but I DO know. I've had an ED for five years. It's taken me a long time to fess up that my past eating habits (not eating enough) were bad for me.
The only suggestion I have is to slowly add more to your diet. More fruit, more grains, more carbs and some dairy would be a good start. I find that adding things slowly, over a period of time, is easier than going all at once.
Have you considered talking to a psychologist or a doctor? Don't give me the "psychologists only want my money" bull either, please. Have you at least considered it?
Re-opening this thread for the sake of assisting you and others in the same situation with health concerns.
That's a great idea, Breeze. I'm sure the topic would be very useful for others in regards of health concerns. But why not a subtopic, I wonder? The General Chat has the "ZU Help Forum". The help forums could be anywhere from asking tutorials to certain programs or just asking somebody about depression. But a "Health" category could be beneficial to those who need assistance with physical health and the like. Then again, ZU isn't a health forum.. Eh, people still like to ramble on about their health concerns before seeing a doctor, though, being that there are people who are tight on money or don't have health insurance. It could be a mild benefit to them.