By Bluegill88 Latest Reply 2012-06-11 04:48:42 -0500
Started 2012-06-09 07:57:08 -0500

I am having a problem understanding why my body is acting toward the foods that I eat.
Before I started my diet plan on April 2012, I was always hungry. Now that I follow my diet as I have written I no longer feel hungry . Why?

8 replies

Caroltoo 2012-06-10 18:33:20 -0500 Report

The author of the Carbohydrate Addict's Diet took up this point about 17 years ago and suggested that when we eat as many carbs as are in the "typical" American diet, we also set ourselves up for cravings which we are never really able to satisfy because of the up and down nature of ride we take with our BG levels.

Their suggestion was to go without carbs for a number of days, then have a limited amount at one meal per day for another period of time, then to allow more but never go back to the carb craving binges we did before. (Sorry, I'd be a little more precise except someone lifted my book out of my office a few years ago.)

Once we are past that BG roller coaster ride, we do feel more satisfied and have significantly fewer cravings for more. It becomes a very comfortable feeling once you are past the initial couple of weeks when you feel so deprived.

Unfortunately, folks who haven't made it to this point don't seem to be able to believe it will happen and just say that it won't/doesn't work for them.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-06-10 18:09:09 -0500 Report

That's because you are eating healthier. Prior to this you were eating empty calories that left you wanting more to eat. When I started my eating plan 2 years ago, I thought I would feel hungry but I actually felt stuffed sometimes and don't want anything else to eat. Like Harlen said, it is not so much how you eat, but what you eat. Keep up the good work.

Harlen 2012-06-09 17:58:05 -0500 Report

Its not so much how much you eat but what you eat your eating better and the food you eat fits your needs better .
Thats what I think anyway lol
Best wishes

Nick1962 2012-06-09 12:03:26 -0500 Report

At least in my experience, part of it is physical in as much as I typically just ate out of habit. My body didn't necessarily want what i was eating, so it was never satisfied. There are a lot of foods now that i have absolutely no taste for anymore, like mashed potatoes. The other part (again for me alone) is that if you now eat on a schedule (like I do) your body isn't wondering when the next meal is coming, so it kind of rations itself accordingly.
This was one of the biggest (and happiest) discoveries for me, since I was a voracious night time snacker. Now I have to force myself to remember to grab a little something before bed.
You might just finally be getting in tune with your body. This is a good thing right?

Bluegill88 2012-06-09 14:41:28 -0500 Report

This sound like what I am going through. I am real satified wuth my eating habit I have establish nod I hope I don't go back to the old days when I eat all the times. I new I was noy hungry, but the tempation was always there for me to eat.
Thakns for your reply and I will keep your ideals in mind as I go on with my new plan diet.