Not eating. But why am I getting pains in my thighs, arms and legs? Watch

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Is this normal?
It feels like I've been exercising hence my body aches but this is not the case.

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Have you been lying in funny positions or sleeping strangely?
Could be because of that
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If you're not eating or not eating much, this is probably lactic acid build up I believe. I similarly don't eat much and exercise a lot and I get these types of aches quite often.
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Muscle tissue is catabolized to release energy when you're not eating. It hurts. I wouldn't say it's "normal", but it's an appropriate bodily process.
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Why are you not eating?
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they are body cramps
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Its caused by low potassium, it is not ideal and it can be dangerous in severe circumstances (i.e. chronically not getting enough nutrition, as occurs in anorexia/bulimia). Perhaps eat something healthy but rich in nutrients like a banana?
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Is this normal?
It feels like I've been exercising hence my body aches but this is not the case.

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Your answer is in the title. Your body needs food to function especially if you are doing exercise. It's how it fuels muscles, keeps your organs running and generally makes sure you're alive. Just having enough food that you don't drop dead isn't enough either. There are certain vitamins and other bits in foods that do different things to keep your body running. Without the right amount your body will suffer. There are various vitamins and other things that if you don't have enough can cause pains. Also water. Your muscles need to stay wet to work.

If you're having a hard time eating or feel like you are eating reasonably but are still getting symptoms like this I would go see your GP. They will probably do some things like blood tests to see what's going on. Otherwise, make sure you are eating a good amount before exercise and make sure you're getting a reasonable balance in your diet as well as enough to drink.
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Not eating is a bad way to solve the problem.
You check your weight and eat more vegies and fruits!
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