History Main / ForgetsToEat

25th Apr '17 1:02:36 PM TheBigBopper
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This is TruthInTelevision, as {{workaholic}}s and others will become so engaged in something that they ''do'' forget to eat. UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton was famous for being so obsessive-compulsive about his work that he would work hours and hours while neglecting to bathe or eat. Because this is common among obsessed gamers, AntiPoopSocking had to be put in place in many games. Science further backs this up, as the nervous system has the digestive system slow and close up if a person is under stress. Nobody wants to stop for a bathroom break or snack when being chased by a {{bear|sAreBadNews}}.

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This is TruthInTelevision, as {{workaholic}}s and others will become so engaged in something that they ''do'' forget to eat. UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton was famous for being so obsessive-compulsive obsessive about his work that he would work hours and hours while neglecting to bathe or eat. Because this is common among obsessed gamers, AntiPoopSocking had to be put in place in many games. Science further backs this up, as the nervous system has the digestive system slow and close up if a person is under stress. Nobody wants to stop for a bathroom break or snack when being chased by a {{bear|sAreBadNews}}.
1st Mar '17 5:25:48 AM treehugger0369
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* Amphetamines have a hunger-suppressing effect, causing users to either not realize how hungry they are or feel outright repulsed by the thought of food while under its influence. Speed users are stereotypically depicted as wire-thin due to a combination of not eating too much and above-average physical exertion they are capable of.

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* Amphetamines have a hunger-suppressing effect, causing users to either not realize how hungry they are or feel outright repulsed by the thought of food while under its influence. Speed users are stereotypically depicted as wire-thin due to a combination of not eating too much and above-average physical exertion they are capable of. This also ties into the above point about ADHD medications causing this effect, as some of the more common ones, particularly Adderall, fall under the Amphetamine category.
22nd Feb '17 6:41:25 AM PsiPaula4
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Contrast ObsessedWithFood.
18th Feb '17 9:59:37 AM sunnylovestoby
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* People with autism often forget to eat. Some only remember to eat if it's in their routine for the day.

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* People with autism Autistic people often forget to eat. Some only remember to eat if it's in their routine for the day.
10th Jan '17 6:02:22 PM SwampAdder
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* Literature/SherlockHolmes occasionally gets so wrapped up in a case that he doesn't bother to stop for food. In one, he deliberately starves himself for several days in order for a plan to work properly.

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* Literature/SherlockHolmes occasionally gets so wrapped up in a case that he doesn't bother to stop for food. In one, That's when he deliberately starves isn't straight-up starving himself for several days in order for a plan on purpose because he believes it will enhance his powers of concentration. Watson complains that he sometimes deprives himself to work properly.the point of literally passing out from hunger.
6th Jan '17 7:44:19 AM GigaHand
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** In her free time events, Chiaki mentions that she sometimes forgets to ''[[ExaggeratedTrope breathe]]''.
29th Dec '16 4:03:18 PM wootzits
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* In the earlier chapters, ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' begins training from early morning way into the night so he usually doesn't have time to eat. Sasuke has to keep reminding him to eat.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Try'', Lina and the group decide to immediately set sail for adventure...only to remember later, after they're stranded at sea, that they forgot to bring food. Cue them pretending to be dead so they can catch [[DogFoodDiet seagulls]].
* Van in ''Anime/GunXSword'' regularly passes out from hunger because he's so preoccupied with catching the Claw.
* Subaru Sumeragi of ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' did this[[Manga/TokyoBabylon when he was younger]], according to his sister.
* Dr. Tenma from ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' has a tendency to do this often enough that even complete strangers start worrying about it. At one point, a restaurant owner gave him free soup and refused to let him leave unless he finished it. Not too much later, his stomach decides that it doesn't like this strange and scary concept known as "food", and he throws up.
** Granted, he threw up because the thought of [[ActualPacifist actually]] [[ShootTheDog going through with killing Johan]] made him feel sick.
* Given he's had to be reminded to speak out loud, blink his eyes, and ''breathe'', this certainly has happened to ''Manga/OnePiece'''s Gedatz.
** Inverted when it comes to Luffy. He's able to both eat in his sleep and instantly calculate how many meals he's missed as a result of sleeping for more than a day.
* Ren from ''Manga/SkipBeat'' tends to do this. JustifiedTrope since he was often force-fed as a child by his [[MyBelovedSmother Beloved Smother]] to the point that ''he was unable to breathe'', and has since slid into this because he's a workaholic.
* [[TheDitz Damaramu]], of ''Manga/DragonHalf'', was so eager to follow the King's orders to hunt down Mink that he hadn't fed his [[LargeHam mighty stomach]] for [[RuleOfThree three days]]! He still has the strength to lift a boulder over his head and engage in a sword fight.
* Before Misaki moved in to his apartment, Usami of ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'' used to spend days at a time not eating or sleeping whenever he was up against a deadline, sometimes to the point of collapsing on his living room floor.
* Nodame of ''Manga/NodameCantabile'' sometimes compulsively needs to play the piano and neglects everything (taking a shower, sleeping, eating) in order to do it, despite being a BigEater.
* Episode 16 of ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'' reveals that Franz has been going a few days without eating or sleeping much while researching stuff on Gankutsuou and the Count.

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* In the earlier chapters, ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' begins training from early morning way into the night so he usually doesn't have time to eat. Sasuke has to keep reminding him to eat.
''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName'': Shuusei Usui.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Try'', Lina and the group decide to immediately set sail for adventure...only to remember later, after they're stranded at sea, that they forgot to bring food. Cue them pretending to be dead so they can catch [[DogFoodDiet seagulls]].
* Van in ''Anime/GunXSword'' regularly passes out from hunger because he's so preoccupied with catching the Claw.
* Subaru Sumeragi of ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' did this[[Manga/TokyoBabylon when he was younger]], according to his sister.
* Dr. Tenma from ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' has a tendency to do this often enough that even complete strangers start worrying about it. At one point, a restaurant owner gave him free soup and refused to let him leave unless he finished it. Not too much later, his stomach decides that it doesn't like this strange and scary concept known as "food", and he throws up.
** Granted, he threw up because the thought of [[ActualPacifist actually]] [[ShootTheDog going through with killing Johan]] made him feel sick.
* Given he's had to be reminded to speak out loud, blink his eyes, and ''breathe'', this certainly has happened to ''Manga/OnePiece'''s Gedatz.
** Inverted when it comes to Luffy. He's able to both eat in his sleep and instantly calculate how many meals he's missed as a result of sleeping for more than a day.
* Ren from ''Manga/SkipBeat'' tends to do this. JustifiedTrope since he was often force-fed as a child by his [[MyBelovedSmother Beloved Smother]] to the point that ''he was unable to breathe'', and has since slid into this because he's a workaholic.
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''Manga/DragonHalf'': [[TheDitz Damaramu]], of ''Manga/DragonHalf'', Damaramu]] was so eager to follow the King's orders to hunt down Mink that he hadn't fed his [[LargeHam mighty stomach]] for [[RuleOfThree three days]]! He still has the strength to lift a boulder over his head and engage in a sword fight.
* Before Misaki moved in to his apartment, Usami of ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'' used to spend days at a time not eating or sleeping whenever he was up against a deadline, sometimes to the point of collapsing on his living room floor.
* Nodame of ''Manga/NodameCantabile'' sometimes compulsively needs to play the piano and neglects everything (taking a shower, sleeping, eating) in order to do it, despite being a BigEater.
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''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'': Episode 16 of ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'' reveals that Franz has been going a few days without eating or sleeping much while researching stuff on Gankutsuou and the Count.



* Shuusei Usui from ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName''.
* Both Spanner and Shuuichi Irie from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''. They're so focused on their work that they tune out ''everything''.
* In ''Manga/HidamariSketch'', Sae is like this when she gets into the groove of writing one of her novels. She eats a lot to make up for it afterwards, which doesn't sound healthy to Yuno, and Hiro agrees.
* Roux from ''LightNovel/TheGoodWitchOfTheWest'' forgets to do this to the point of collapsing so Firiel brings him food.
* In ''The Disappearance of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', human Yuki forgets to eat, and [[spoiler:her neighbor, Asakura Ryouko, has to feed her]].
* Amuro Ray of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' is first seen tinkering in his bedroom, having forgotten to eat for a couple days and ignoring evacuation sirens. This is not the last time it happens.
* Satou in ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'' does this when he get addicted to [[RPGEpisode an]] [[DeepImmersionGaming MMO]]. Though it's not specifically mentioned, given Satou's history it also probably happens when he spends days on end playing [[HGame H-Games]] and [[TheInternetIsForPorn downloading "120 gigs of dirty photos"]].
* Prince Koumei from ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'', as foremost military [[TheStrategist strategist]] of the [[TheEmpire Kou Empire]], adviser to his [[TakeOverTheWorld power-hungry]] elder brother, and a consummate {{workaholic}}, doesn't even have time to ''sleep'', let alone eat. This was hammered home when his character profile revealed that he's rather underweight.
* In the epilogue of ''Manga/SnowWhiteAndSevenDwarfs'', Fujimaru, having become a {{Workaholic}} (which, in turns, stems from him being TheAtoner), isn't above neglecting meals to focus on repairing Tokyo instead. Ken has to outright tell him that he won't be helping anyone by wrecking his health.
* This is one of the reasons why {{Paper Master}}s in ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' are BlessedWithSuck; the [[ElementalPowers power to manipulate paper]] comes hand in hand with such extreme bibliophilia that they often neglect basic bodily concerns and hygiene because they always have to read ''just one more chapter'' of the latest book to catch their eye.

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* Shuusei Usui ''LightNovel/TheGoodWitchOfTheWest'': Roux forgets to do this to the point of collapsing so Firiel brings him food.
* ''Anime/GunXSword'': Van regularly passes out
from ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName''.
hunger because he's so preoccupied with catching the Claw.
* Both Spanner ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': In ''Disappearance'' human Yuki forgets to eat, and Shuuichi Irie from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''. They're so focused on their work that they tune out ''everything''.
[[spoiler:her neighbor, Asakura Ryouko, has to feed her]].
* In ''Manga/HidamariSketch'', ''Manga/HidamariSketch'': Sae is like this when she gets into the groove of writing one of her novels. She eats a lot to make up for it afterwards, which doesn't sound healthy to Yuno, and Hiro agrees.
* Roux from ''LightNovel/TheGoodWitchOfTheWest'' forgets ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'': Before Misaki moved in to do this his apartment, Usami used to spend days at a time not eating or sleeping whenever he was up against a deadline, sometimes to the point of collapsing so Firiel brings him food.
on his living room floor.
* In ''The Disappearance of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', human Yuki forgets to eat, ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'': Both Spanner and [[spoiler:her neighbor, Asakura Ryouko, has Shuuichi Irie. They're so focused on their work that they tune out ''everything''.
* ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'': Prince Koumei, as foremost military [[TheStrategist strategist]] of the [[TheEmpire Kou Empire]], adviser
to feed her]].
his [[TakeOverTheWorld power-hungry]] elder brother, and a consummate {{workaholic}}, doesn't even have time to ''sleep'', let alone eat. This was hammered home when his character profile revealed that he's rather underweight.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'': Amuro Ray of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' is first seen tinkering in his bedroom, having forgotten to eat for a couple days and ignoring evacuation sirens. This is not the last time it happens.
* ''Manga/{{Monster}}'': Dr. Tenma has a tendency to do this often enough that even complete strangers start worrying about it. At one point, a restaurant owner gave him free soup and refused to let him leave unless he finished it. Not too much later, his stomach decides that it doesn't like this strange and scary concept known as "food", and he throws up.
** Granted, he threw up because the thought of [[ActualPacifist actually]] [[ShootTheDog going through with killing Johan]] made him feel sick.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': In the earlier chapters, Naruto begins training from early morning way into the night so he usually doesn't have time to eat. Sasuke has to keep reminding him to eat.
* ''Manga/NodameCantabile'': Nodame sometimes compulsively needs to play the piano and neglects everything (taking a shower, sleeping, eating) in order to do it, despite being a BigEater.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Given he's had to be reminded to speak out loud, blink his eyes, and ''breathe'', this certainly has happened to Gedatz.
** Inverted when it comes to Luffy. He's able to both eat in his sleep and instantly calculate how many meals he's missed as a result of sleeping for more than a day.
* ''Anime/ReadOrDie'': This is one of the reasons why {{Paper Master}}s are BlessedWithSuck; the [[ElementalPowers power to manipulate paper]] comes hand in hand with such extreme bibliophilia that they often neglect basic bodily concerns and hygiene because they always have to read ''just one more chapter'' of the latest book to catch their eye.
* ''Manga/SkipBeat'': Ren tends to do this. JustifiedTrope since he was often force-fed as a child by his [[MyBelovedSmother Beloved Smother]] to the point that ''he was unable to breathe'', and has since slid into this because he's a workaholic.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Try'': Lina and the group decide to immediately set sail for adventure... only to remember later, after they're stranded at sea, that they forgot to bring food. Cue them pretending to be dead so they can catch [[DogFoodDiet seagulls]].
* ''Manga/SnowWhiteAndSevenDwarfs'': In the epilogue, Fujimaru, having become a {{Workaholic}} (which, in turns, stems from him being TheAtoner), isn't above neglecting meals to focus on repairing Tokyo instead. Ken has to outright tell him that he won't be helping anyone by wrecking his health.
* ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'':
Satou in ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'' does this when he get addicted to [[RPGEpisode an]] [[DeepImmersionGaming MMO]]. Though it's not specifically mentioned, given Satou's history it also probably happens when he spends days on end playing [[HGame H-Games]] and [[TheInternetIsForPorn downloading "120 gigs of dirty photos"]].
* Prince Koumei from ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'', as foremost military [[TheStrategist strategist]] of the [[TheEmpire Kou Empire]], adviser ''Manga/{{X1999}}'': Subaru Sumeragi did this [[Manga/TokyoBabylon when he was younger]], according to his [[TakeOverTheWorld power-hungry]] elder brother, and a consummate {{workaholic}}, doesn't even have time to ''sleep'', let alone eat. This was hammered home when his character profile revealed that he's rather underweight.
* In the epilogue of ''Manga/SnowWhiteAndSevenDwarfs'', Fujimaru, having become a {{Workaholic}} (which, in turns, stems from him being TheAtoner), isn't above neglecting meals to focus on repairing Tokyo instead. Ken has to outright tell him that he won't be helping anyone by wrecking his health.
* This is one of the reasons why {{Paper Master}}s in ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' are BlessedWithSuck; the [[ElementalPowers power to manipulate paper]] comes hand in hand with such extreme bibliophilia that they often neglect basic bodily concerns and hygiene because they always have to read ''just one more chapter'' of the latest book to catch their eye.
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2nd Oct '16 6:05:39 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* {{Fanon}} says this about Subaru Sumeragi of ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', only adding to his {{Woobie}} quotient.
** This was definitely true [[Manga/TokyoBabylon when he was younger]], according to his sister.

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* {{Fanon}} says this about Subaru Sumeragi of ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', only adding to his {{Woobie}} quotient.
** This was definitely true [[Manga/TokyoBabylon
''Manga/{{X1999}}'' did this[[Manga/TokyoBabylon when he was younger]], according to his sister.
30th Aug '16 8:06:40 PM CerotechOmega
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* As a sign of just how desperate the Luminoth were during their war with the Ing prior to the events of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'', you come across the emaciated corpse of a deceased Luminoth warrior; scans reveal that said warrior refused to abandon her post despite the fact that she was starving to death.
22nd Aug '16 10:05:30 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Literature/HarryPotter tends to do this during meal time at Hogwarts as a result of anxiety and chaotic thoughts.
** It could also be the fact that he was malnourished by the Dursleys and doesn't really think about eating out of habit or, due to malnutrition, isn't usually hungry. There exists evidence for this in the books--in ''Deathly Hallows'', of the Trio, Harry handles the lean times the best because he's more used to it, while Ron handles it the worst because he's never had to deal with it before.

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* Literature/HarryPotter tends to do this during meal time at Hogwarts as a result of anxiety and chaotic thoughts.
** It could also be the fact that he was malnourished
thoughts. His history of being starved by the Dursleys and doesn't really think about eating out of habit or, due to malnutrition, isn't usually hungry. There exists evidence for this in the books--in ''Deathly Hallows'', of the Trio, Harry handles the lean times the best because he's more used to it, while Ron handles it the worst because he's never had to deal with it before.probably contributes.


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* ''Literature/TheSlowRegardOfSilentThings'': Every once and a while, Auri will suddenly feel lightheaded and wonder what's wrong with her. Then she'll realize that she hasn't eaten anything in more than a day.
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