You would think running a long run of 35K is enough to make you hungry but some times after running over 35K am unable to touch food. I don’t know what causes me to lose appetite but it takes me about six hours to get my appetite back.
I found an article on herbal supplements that one take to boost appetite. The article on ehow listed familiar herbs that you can eat to boost appetite
- Ginger root
- Fennel seeds
- Papaya Fruit
These herbal supplements contain helpful digestive enzymes; the supplements can be used to stimulate appetite.
Another plant listed was Marijuana – I WOULDN’T RECOMMEND IT – the article claims, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in cannabis, is prescribed medically to reduce nausea and stimulate appetite in patients undergoing treatment for cancer. The short-term effects include sweet cravings and increased enjoyment of meals.
I also know that in parts of western Kenya, Africa, men smoke Marijuana before going to work in the farms. They claim smoking Marijuana helps them work non-stop.
Remember, Loss of appetite may be a symptom of serious illness. See a doctor.