This is a question not about myself but my girlfriend. The question is about her eating habits, she doesn't eat frequently, sometimes only one meal a day, she gets full very easily and doesn't have a whole lot of energy. Also, she rarely eats breakfast, it's usually dinner that she eats. She also finds that her weight varies a lot. As I'm a bit worried I am wondering if this is normal and possibly a symptom of low blood pressure and is just how her body functions or if there is a reason to be worried and if so what to do about it.
Your girlfriend might try to change nutrition habits, if possible, and place more emphasis on breakfast and dinner, eating different food, more fruit and vegetables. The reason I suggest breakfast and dinner is because the time distances between the meals is longer so that the food is well digested. Furthermore, she might request a few laboratory tests (blood tests) to identify possible or eventual disorders. Nutrition problems are sometimes caused by mental conflicts, too especially among a younger population...so she might seek help with a counselor or mental health professional to assess her attitude toward food, eating, and self-image.
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