FORCE YOURSELF TO EAT
I know of no simple or easy way of opening up my appetite that does not require work or simply doing things that I really don't want to have to do. No one wants to force themselves to eat, and trust I do not want to either. But when you want something bad enough you do what you have to do, when you are motivated and strong willed, know the body type you are striving for, you will put the work in to get it!!!!! FORCE YOURSELF TO EAT Yes this is the only way to naturally open up your appetite that I know of. It is not easy but it pays off. What I do know is the best foods to force down when you really aren't all that hungry. I know the best foods to force down in addition to the foods you have already eaten for the day in order to add in those extra calories before bed. I would never go and force myself to eat a plate full of soul food if I am not hungry, or do not have an appetite, that would just cause me to gag if not throw up. Or I would probably just sit there chewing for ages and never beable to swallow it. If you are going to force foods down choose soft foods that are either of a liquid or super soft consistency so that you only have to chew once or twice then swallow. When I have no appetite or am overly emotional and unable to eat but know I need to in order to maintain my weight I eat eggs, oatmeal, soups, sandwiches, mashed or baked potatoes, drink lots of juices, shakes/smoothies, sodas, and sweet tea. And of course my CVS liquid nutritional supplements. Simply choose which ever liquid or soft foods you want to force down in addition to what you normally eat each day, force those extra calories down, and do this every day for 2 weeks to a month and your body will get used to the extra calories. Once your body gets used to getting in and metabolising those extra calories your body will then need/want those extra calories. So before you know it, you will no longer be forcing yourself to eat, you will actually have a larger appetite in order to get in those extra calories that your body got used to receiving. You will likely just start craving more foods :) Forcing foods sucks trust I know but it works.
Another thing that I do and have been doing for the past 2 years ever since I gained weight the very first time is, I eat with serving utensil (for example serving spoons and serving forks).
|Serving spoon and fork on left, regular spoon and fork on right|
Serving forks and spoons are significantly larger then normal spoons and forks. So I am able to fit more food in my mouth, so I am able to eat faster. People who are over weight are known to be fast eaters. The faster you eat the longer it takes for your brain to get the signal that you are full. If you sit there and eat slow, take small bites of food, you will be half way through your meal and you will already feel full. But if you take large bites, and eat faster you will be done with your meal by the time the "I feel full" signal reaches to your brain, which is the signal/senstation that normally stops us from finishing our meals. The goal is to eat as much as you can as fast as you can before the "I FEEL FULL" signal travels to your brain, thus preventing you from eating any more. I hope this is helpful.
Love yall lots!!!