Hate being hungry

sseddog
By sseddog Latest Reply 2012-03-27 10:36:32 -0500
Started 2012-03-20 09:55:27 -0500

I've been following my diet. Blood sugars not too hateful. A1C could be better 7.9. Slowly loosing weight. Had breakfast and then mid morning snack. Another hour and half till lunch and I'm starving. It always seem to happen like this on the first few days of my cycle (sorry guys not the most pleasant of subjects). Right now I could eat a heaping pile of homefires, sausage gravy and bisquits, fried eggs and toast. After that I could eat a few Krispy Kreams and a tall glass of ice cold whole milk. Rest for a little bit then have A huge plate of buffalo wings with blue cheese dipping sauce. Any suggestions?


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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-03-20 15:08:44 -0500 Report

You might have to add an mid morning snack. Something high in fiber would help or even protein. Mid morning I have some fritos because I need the salt (or I think I do). I have used carrots, string cheese, or even cheese and crackers. Why not try some peanut butter or some nuts or a piece of fruit. You should also try a snack between lunch and dinner. Just a suggestion.

sseddog
sseddog 2012-03-21 14:53:43 -0500 Report

I do have a snack in the am and pm. Going to try cheese and crackers next. Can't eat peanutbutter. it doesn't like me.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-03-21 15:09:48 -0500 Report

I can't do the peanut butter thing either. I am allergic to all nuts and fruits with pits. I use to keep baby carrots on my desk and nibble those off and on throughout the morning and afternoon. I tried chewing gum but all that does is make me hungry and I hate chewing gum.

Young1s
Young1s 2012-03-20 12:45:19 -0500 Report

This used to happen to me all the time when first diagnosed. I was always running so high 300-400) that at first I couldn't even eat a snack between meals. Pure torture. Once my levels were low enough for me to afford the luxury, I still couldn't seem to fill up. I learned from discussions here that a nice filling breakfast and snack will help with this. I don't mean full of empty carbs but filling from added protein (eggs, meats, powder, shakes etc) and fiber. So if your just having a bowl of oatmeal and coffee for breakfast and just a salad for lunch, it may not be enough food for you. You can add to your meals without adding on the pounds. It might even mean some extra exercise time but it's worth it. As for the first few days of my monthly visitor, that's when my will needs to be seriously strong because I could eat myself out of house and home. Bloated, always hungry and quick to fuss at the drop of a hat. Thank goodness it's only once a month.

sseddog
sseddog 2012-03-21 14:52:14 -0500 Report

I agree although sometimes once a month is too much. I'm better today. Still feel like I could eat a horse. Had ham and cheese on whole grain bread for bf and apple and a few crackers for snack. Another ham n cheese for lunch also some fresh strawberries. 1/2 bag of chips for a snack - needed the salt. Feeling good

Young1s
Young1s 2012-03-21 15:25:34 -0500 Report

Just watch the carbs. That bread and chips will do you in quick, fast and in a hurry. ;)

sseddog
sseddog 2012-03-26 09:16:53 -0500 Report

switched over to sandwich thins and cut the carbs. also changed to turkey instead of ham. Found whole wheat pita chips that have 0g sugar and 19g carb. thanx for the advice

Young1s
Young1s 2012-03-26 10:32:38 -0500 Report

I buy the sandwich thins on occasion too. Just take the time to read the labels carefully. One roll can be as carb filled as 2 slices of some breads. Learned that one the hard way myself. Those pita chips sound good. What are they called?

sseddog
sseddog 2012-03-27 10:25:41 -0500 Report

Athenos baked pita chips. Also found sensible portions Garden Veggie Straws - tastes like a potato chip - 38 straws per serving - 1g sugar 11g carbs