Need help w/diet

By Julie458 Latest Reply 2011-10-29 00:06:58 -0500
Started 2011-10-27 11:41:35 -0500

I have SUPER fast metabolism, need low carbs, low sodium, zero sugar, zero fat/chol. Now w/all that said, I am constantly hungry. Salads will do but I'm hungry w/that & 1/2 sandwich from Paradise Bakery! I wanted to eat the cookie that came w/lunch but quickly gave to the husband. I had tried it all, but I need something that'll fill me up for more than an hour or more.

Any suggestions?

12 replies

Caroltoo 2011-10-28 20:31:50 -0500 Report

Can you schedule an appointment with a nutritionist? He/she could be great source of safe information for you.

Personally, I've managed my diabetes with protein, but recently discovered that not only does high protein intake threaten the kidneys, but it also contributes to gall bladder stones and inflammation. Both are really bad results, so I'm beginning to look for other options also.

Stevia and similar natural products are good choices in place of sugar.

Use of spices and herbs will get you past need for salt and give you tasty meals.

Low sodium is easily accomplished by cooking with whole, fresh foods that don't have any additives to preserve their shelf life. It takes a little getting used too, but really isn't hard. It's well worth the effort when you taste the increase in flavor. Cook double what you need and freeze the other half so you don't have to cook so often.

As for carbs: I, too, started by saying I was avoiding all carbs. Then I discovered there is a world of difference between how our bodies react to simple and complex carbs. The complex ones like kidney or black beans are very filling even when eaten in small amounts to keep the carb count down. I find that anything that has wheat or rice in it, drives my BG way up, so I use cooked quinoa (a high protein, gluten-free grain from South America) as a base for my stews and soups, also use Q flour for any sauces. I find, in moderate amounts, it acts like protein and stabilizes my BG rather than acting like a simple carb and raising it.

Do you have a copy of the Glycemic Index? It will give loads of suggestions for low impact complex carbs that you can eat in almost limitless amounts (certainly until you are full)…green beans are an example. Never a real favorite of mine until I learned to spice them up. Now they are yummy and very diabetes friendly.

Good luck finding what works right for you!

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-28 19:32:35 -0500 Report

I agree with valentine lady, protein is important. When i have a salad i put cut up chicken in it, and sometimes a boiled egg to boost the salad up. Also, because it fills you up, but your hungry a little while later try some mixed nuts. Good protein, and you don't need a lot to fill you up. If you have a high metabolism, your probably going to need to eat a lot of smaller meals thru the day. I also found tuna fish is an awesome source of protein and next to no carbs. I make it up and put it on a rice cake. Good stuff! Also egg salad is awesome on rice cakes! I hope some of these ideas help you out. I'm sure you will be able to get it worked out. Seeking the help of a professional would be a really good idea also. Good luck and God Bless!

valentine lady
valentine lady 2011-10-28 18:32:28 -0500 Report

You need to speak to a Nutrionist. But, for now let me suggest to you to cut back on the carbs and complex carbs. Protien is what I eat. It keeps my metabolism up, yet curbs my appitite. As an example, for lunch I'll have a broiled chicken breast, broccolli, and a side salad. At around 3pm, I'll have a handful of nuts and so on. Easy to fix the night before and heat in the micro at work. Try it it just might work for you…Valentine Lady P.S. Nuts are high in protein.

Jameesa 2011-10-28 09:32:04 -0500 Report

I think you need to talk to a good nutritionist…More protein and fiber works for me, but I don't have a fast metabolism…

reneeramaekers 2011-10-27 19:29:53 -0500 Report

Have you tried more protien ??? I find that when I cut out the carbs and eat more lean protien !!! Good luck