When you are nevervous do eat alot?

United States
February 21, 2010 11:41am CST
When I am nervous or excited I have a habit of eating radom stuff. I do this even when I am not hungry at all. I don't desire food at all but something takes over me when I get nervous. I also start calling random people that I know and just start chatting about whatever is on my mind. When I get overly nervous I start bitting my nail or forget what Im saying or doing. Sometimes I just can't help it. I hate being nervous . I hate all the butterflies in my stomache.
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• India
22 Feb 10
No, I can not eat at all when i am nervous.Yes, it's very uncomfortable to be nervous1
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@daliaj (5683)
• India
22 Feb 10
Yes, I eat a lot when I am stressed out. Eating my favorite food is a stress breaker for me. If I am tensed, I eat a lot. I eat more than what I want to feel myself comfortable about the issue I am facing. I also go for shopping when I am stressed out. I don't have to purposly shop, but I feel relaxed after seeing so many people and things.
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• Philippines
22 Feb 10
actually, i lov eto eat if im with someone or even with friends. but if im alone i really dont want to eat no matter how many foods around me. they will just turned to spoil. though i tried to eat a lot for my baby so even if i really dont like to eat i need too. i never tried of eating while nervous. i just drink wate and a lot of it to be calm.
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• China
22 Feb 10
Hehe...it seems many people will overeat in nervous mood. But I'm not. I just overeat when I want to eat. For example, when I want some salty flavor and I cannot stop it, I will have crisp chips. If I cannot find it at home, I will even fried an egg and eat it with soy sauce, ketchup, chili sauce.
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@Hazelrose (2182)
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
Hi tuchersheri,No, I just eat a little and drink plenty of water.
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• Philippines
22 Feb 10
I don't. At least food is the last thing on my mind whenever I'm feeling nervous. I become sweaty. Sweaty palms, forehead... nose. And if I do eat, I know I'm only going to throw it all up. My digestive system rejects anything whenever I am nervous. What I do a lot though, whenever I'm nervous -- I tend to smoke a lot. Well, I guess eating is better than smoking. =p
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
I'm actually the opposite. I can't eat when I'm nervous, no matter how hungry I am. My appetite would be lost, thinking about the situation I'm nervous about. I usually get cold hands and had the urge to pee. I'm also quiet, I don't want to talk to anyone when I'm nervous, it would only add to the stress I'm feeling. ;)
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@keisey (181)
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
I can't imagine anyone loving being nervous so your condition is normal ;) as for me, when I am nervous I also lose my appetite but not all the time because there are still some instances that I get to eat a lot, especially when the food is great! It is my bladder that is so active when I am nervous because I will feel so cold and I would be trembling if I am in an Air conditioned room even if it is not that cold. :D
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@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
22 Feb 10
Yes I have eaten a lot when I have been nervous about something, somehow eating the food helps me to calm down a bit, but I know it is a bad thing to do. I try to drink water though instead. Once I drank several glasses of water in less than an hour when I was really nervous about something. It turned out to be a very bad situation though, and I don't think I could have eaten at that point because it was really terrible news.
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
when i'm nervous,i dont want to eat cause i cant chew what i'm eating..
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@freeboy90 (458)
• Italy
21 Feb 10
The other way around, when I am nervous or excited I am not hungry at all, I can't eat, I have the feeling like I've just eaten. Instead I do eat random stuff even if I am not hungry and continuosly when I am bored hehe .
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@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
21 Feb 10
i don't... but whenever i feel nervous, i play with my hands and keep on looking down... also, i sweat a lot when i feel nervous and can't speak properly... take care and have a nice day...
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@phoenix8606 (4977)
21 Feb 10
hi! No, I don't eat a lot when I am nervous. I prefer to lie down on the bed and read some book or some magazine or just listen to some music, because it really relaxes me and the stress is gone so fast. I love to eat, but when I am nervous it doesn't tastes so good and that's why I don't eat anything
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@megamatt (14323)
• United States
21 Feb 10
Whenever, I am nervous, my stomach tends to be rather upset. Therefore, I think eating would be the least advisable thing to do for me. It will not stay down for long. I have a lot of other things that I do when I am nervous. I pace up and down the room. I look around the room nervously. I am sure there are any number of other odd things that I do when nervous as well. However, eating is the furthest thing from my mind when nervous. Eating when I am bored, yeah I have done that here and again. However, nerves and food do not mix, at least not for me. So, I find other things to occupy my mind and my time when I am nervous, but eating is most certainly out.
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@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
21 Feb 10
hello tuckersheri,\ whenever i am nervous, i don't usually eat. i feel like i can't swallow the food! actually even if i am already hungry as long as i am nervous, i don't usually eat and i am usually walking here & there or sometimes i am just looking at nowhere. i also hate the feeling of being nervous coz it also make me so uncomfortable, make my stomach ache and always wanted to go to the bathroom! haha and sometimes it even makes me feel like vomiting...
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• India
21 Feb 10
I am never nervous on overeating... heck i have never gained wheigt i have tried my best my mothers best and all the others have tried their best still no result.. i guess i have it in my genes
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@Jennlk84 (4216)
• United States
21 Feb 10
When I'm nervous I don't feel like eating. Especially if I'm really nervous I can't get whatever is making me nervous off of my mind - so I don't even think about eating! lol I calm my nerves in other ways, such as talking about it with my husband.
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@dreamnishu (1253)
• China
21 Feb 10
No i can't eat a lot when i am nervous. More over sometime i can't eat anything when i feel nervous. My throat ask me to don't eat anything otherwise my throat will not allow any food to go inside.
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• Philippines
22 Feb 10
It is the reverse side because i am nervous even their are lot of food in front of me i just could not swallow many food in a meal I would likely vomit which i like to avoid so everything should be in moderation,
• Bulgaria
22 Feb 10
Yeah, when i'm nervous i'm eating a lot because if i don't do enything i'm screaming and that's not good. I'm very norvous person but i can't do nothing. I'm trying to be not very but i can't. Every person is different. And when i'm nervous i'm eating a lot chips or what i have no matter. Must eat something.