How come you can go for days without eating and not feel hungy when you’re sick?

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How come you can go for days without eating and not feel hungy when you’re sick?

In: Biology

Your body usualy has “reserves” that can sustain you for a while. When you’re sick, it can prioritize healing, not “waste energy” digesting and to avoid chances of ingesting more contaminants (more things to fight off). So it doesn’t send you hunger signals. (Ofc that can go wrong, especialy if you don’t have much reserves to start with, and you can require an IV, but generaly a few days shouldn’t be a problem)

The body doesn’t make use of everything you eat immediately. The body stores extra food in fat cells for use when you get hungry. When you’re sick, the body priorities energy to deal with the infection.