Appetite Loss After Spiritual Awakening? Here’s Why

Appetite changes are very common among people who have recently experienced a spiritual awakening.

When appetite changes after an awakening it is usually a decrease in appetite. This is a fairly common phenomenon and you shouldn’t worry too much about it. Eventually, your appetite will likely return.

why Your appetite Can Decrease after spiritual awakening

1. You’ve disconnected from bodily desires

Some spiritual awakenings will disconnect you from your sense of self to merge your awareness with greater consciousness. This can leave you feeling disconnected from the desires of the body.

You may become more aligned with the higher self which doesn’t need food for survival. This is because your higher self or soul doesn’t reside in the physical dimension.

Though this raised state of consciousness can lead to a decrease in hunger or desire to eat, it is usually a temporary experience.

2. Your body is recalibrating to a higher vibration

You may be going through a process of raising your consciousness or baseline vibration. When we ascend our bodies may need to tweak a few things for you to stay up in a higher consciousness state.

Some find they don’t want to eat anything at all for several days after an awakening. This could be your body forcing a fast to aid in your ascension.

Fasting has been known to detox the body of many harmful and cancerous substances, recharge bodily energy, and repair body cells.

To aid in your “en-lighten-ment” you may need to rid the body of things for it to become lighter for your new higher state of being.

3. Your spirit desires fresh, light, and healthy food

Many foods have been known to keep us weighted down to Earth which is why the Hindu tradition recommends a vegetarian diet.

The body desires healthy food. As you develop spiritually you may find that you are less keen on certain unhealthy foods you used to indulge in.

Dolores Cannon says that as we begin shifting into higher planes of reality we need to be eating lighter and healthier foods like fruit and vegetables over heavy and fatty foods like meat.

4. You may be experiencing anxiety

Sometimes awakening experiences can be anxiety inducing and scary until we fully relinquish control (especially with kundalini awakenings).

Your body might be releasing a lot of adrenaline and cortisol if this is the case which will reduce your appetite.



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The key to overcoming this is to surrender to whatever experience you are having completely. Trust the universe to guide you to where you’re supposed to be safely.

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How to deal with appetite changes after awakening

So how exactly should you approach the appetite changes after a spiritual awakening?

1. Surrender and trust your body

Trust the changes that are occurring in your body. If the change is coming from a higher spiritual place you can trust that the universe knows what it’s doing.

You’re not going to die from abstaining from food for a couple days. Allow yourself to go with the flow of your body and spirit.

If you feel worried about malnutrition during this period, you can try eat some juice or fruit. If your appetite doesn’t return after a few days then it’s best to talk to your doctor.

Eventually your appetite will come back, but you have to trust the process until you get there.

2. Shift to a lighter/ healthier diet

Another option if you’re struggling to eat after an awakening is to change your diet. Your body may be trying to get you to eat better healthier food for your ascension process.

Try to eat more foods like fresh fruits and vegetables and avoid meat and fast food.

You may want to try foods like:

  • smoothies
  • fruit
  • salads
  • juices
  • plant based meals

At the end of the day trust your body and your intuition as to what is best during this tumultuous period of change.

Hi, I’m Ryan. I’m a meditation teacher, spiritual seeker, and founder of I’m glad you’re here! I founded Nurture Your Spirit because of my love of meditation, spirituality, and spiritual awakening.

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