By RichardAZ Latest Reply 2015-03-16 10:11:05 -0500
Started 2011-08-31 18:57:48 -0500

I have lost some weight and my doctor has me on a diet program which helps some. My wife and I exercise every week with a trainer, she for the knee surgeries that she has had and me fot this diabetes. I follow the diet plans that my diaetician and doctor give me but it works for a while then I get the munchies . Is there something that I can do that would help with the munchees??????

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Sopies Grandma
Sopies Grandma 2015-03-16 10:11:05 -0500 Report

i Love to snack, so I have learned to prepare for the attack…lol…Here is what I do, maybe it might help you too. in my fridge I keep several containers, one container with tomatoes and cucumber covered with garlic dressing, and in another container I keep diced peppers, diced carrots, celery, in just water, I also keep a big bowl of salad, I put apples in my salads. I also make this egg muffin, beat a few eggs and chop up some veggies and a little cheese, and bake them in my muffin tin, I don't count the carbs for any of these things, I know that apples and cheese have carbs but the amount I get in a bite is so small that it doesn't matter, and with all these things I allow myself to eat as much of them as I want to. Hope this helps a little bit…good luck :)

Doryian 2011-09-01 18:16:59 -0500 Report

Probably not the most healthy choice - but I've found that sugar free, sweet tasting carbonated beverages make me feel full… Other than that - actual munchies - I do what they said below… Nuts, sunflower seeds, celery with dip, cheese…

Kirla 2011-09-01 09:37:58 -0500 Report

For snacks I eat sunflower seeds in the morning. Peanuts with lunch. Almonds or walnuts for a night time snack. I make cakes, pancakes, waffles and pasta out of soy flour. Works for me. Lately been making low carb ice cream. I think it taste great. Low carb vegetables with low carb dips also work great. I found if its low carb (less than 5-6 net carbs per serving) I can eat it without spiking my blood sugar.

jayabee52 2011-08-31 19:40:35 -0500 Report

Howdy Richard
You could drink some water to help you fill up. Then wait a bit to let your brain catch up with your stomach. Many times people who get the munchees are in reality needing to drink.

You could also be ready for the munchees, by having good alternatives cut and ready to munch on. One such good alternative would be celery sticks, or red radishes, any vegggie which is low starch, low glycemic index.

RichardAZ 2011-08-31 23:02:25 -0500 Report

Thanks guys I'll give them a try

doodlesmom09 2011-09-01 15:47:16 -0500 Report

Hello Richard, I have been struggling with munchies also, My Dr. and Dietician suggested that I try the "1" method, they know how hard it is, because they are also diabetics, if your are wanting something to eat, try say little debbie snack cakes, eat 1 wait a few hours to eat another, if you drink sodas, drink 1 then drink water, before you have another. This has worked for me, maybe it will for you. Best of luck.

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