Hunger within an hour after eating

lorider70
By lorider70 Latest Reply 2014-11-03 01:44:41 -0600
Started 2013-05-15 14:26:31 -0500

Lately when I eat; within an hour or so I feel myself getting hungry again. For example lunch today at noon was a salami sandwich with mustard and pickles, a small serving of chips, some grapes and a honey nut granola bar along with a glass of ice water. It's barely 2:30 and I'm as hungry as if I hadn't eaten. I almost never snack between meals and don't really want to start that. Any thoughts?


17 replies

lorider70
lorider70 2013-06-03 15:58:11 -0500 Report

Guess I should clarify a little. A salami sandwich for me is ONE piece of salami, with a couple pickle slices, a little mustard, and lite bread, Vegetables are OK as long as they aren't cooked. Cauliflower, broccoli, etc, I will eat raw but cannot stand them cooked.Yogurt…tried it once…no thanks. Most meal i have would git very easily into the palms of your hands and still have room. I don't have a big appetite anymore, and very rarely snack on anything; except a few peanuts, or pretzels…maybe once a month, if that often. Just don't have the appetite to eat more even though i feel hungry…guess I an oddball that way. Chicken, turkey…definitly NO thank you, won't touch either one. Pork…rarely. Beef is fine as long as it's in the form of a small steak or a slice of roast…no meatloaf etc ever. Fish…OK once in a while if it's catfish or some other fresh caught fish, nothing from the market at all, and never from a fast food outlet. potatoes…10 or 12 french fries, or a small baked potatoe, small serving of mashed, no sweet potatoes, or yams. Cheese…maybe a slice on a hamburger, or a small slice of a colby etc with a cracker or two.

jENNjENNtheRN
jENNjENNtheRN 2013-05-16 22:55:03 -0500 Report

Protein, fiber, and while grain carbs will help stretch out the drop in glucose so you aren't as hungry. If you do snack, pre-plan it like cheese and carrots. Celery is great with a little peanut butter for protein packed high fiber snacking.

jojowm
jojowm 2013-05-16 13:31:05 -0500 Report

I am having the same type of problem. Only difference is that when I sit down for a meal I get full very quickly, so I really can't eat that much. Within an hour or two after my meal I feel like I haven't eating all day like you. I have found that if I have a handful of peanuts or a small container of greek yogurt it kind of satisfies me until it is time for my next meal. I also drink alot of water during the day, sometimes adding in a green tea flavor stick to it, this helps me to feel full as well. Hope that you can find a solution that works for you. Good Luck

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-16 10:31:34 -0500 Report

You are eating mainly carbs. You have to eat protien or fiber which will help you fee full longer. If I eat a sandwich, I am not going to eat chips, grapes and a honey nut granola bar all of which are nothing but a lot of carbs. You could have half an apple, and raw veggies with that sandwich.

Healthy snacks keep you from feeling hungry between meals and depending on the snack it won't cause weight gain. For a snack I eat baby carrots, a container of yogurt, cheese and a few crackers and I am fine until my next full meal.

Diabetes is not a one size fits all disease so you are going to have to do what is best for you and your health.

correctionsnurse1
correctionsnurse1 2013-05-29 11:47:48 -0500 Report

I absolutely agree with Just Joyce, Also, Salami is not the best choice in my opinion, very high fat content as well as sodium. Just a suggestion, but try planning ahead and prepare healthy proteins such as a serving of fresh grilled chicken and no bread needed, throw in some veggies and fruit and I bet you will not get hungry as quick. I always try to make myself wait 4 hours between meals and only eat 1 snack a day unless I am truly starving, then I will do a healthy snack of protein and carbs.

locarb
locarb 2013-05-29 12:29:25 -0500 Report

Interesting, I am usually totally in control of my diet. I'm recovering from recent surgery and last night…just last night had a craving for salami. Haven't eaten it in years, looked at the carbs, thought about the sodium and fat…but tried it anyway. Probably because I haven't eaten like this in over two years, I was sick most of the night. It lets me know that I have adjusted to a healthier diet all in all. I read about others making changes to what they eat and admittedly it is hard at first. But it obviously works because I can't even eat what I used to like. All in all not a bad outcome, I guess.

locarb
locarb 2013-05-29 12:29:22 -0500 Report

Interesting, I am usually totally in control of my diet. I'm recovering from recent surgery and last night…just last night had a craving for salami. Haven't eaten it in years, looked at the carbs, thought about the sodium and fat…but tried it anyway. Probably because I haven't eaten like this in over two years, I was sick most of the night. It lets me know that I have adjusted to a healthier diet all in all. I read about others making changes to what they eat and admittedly it is hard at first. But it obviously works because I can't even eat what I used to like. All in all not a bad outcome, I guess.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2013-05-16 09:49:14 -0500 Report

I've found that if I indulge in carbs, I am more likely to crave those same carbs not too long after indulging. (The bread in your sandwich and the granola bar are loaded with carbs) It's really safer for me to avoid them altogether. Instead of using bread for a sandwich, try wrapping the sandwich filling in lettuce leaves. Instead of the granola bar, try eating a handful of nuts. There is also a large element of retraining our palates as diabetics and developing different eating habits to achieve better BG control. Some will tell you that you can continue to eat everything you did prior to your diagnosis. I strongly disagree with this blanket statement. Since diabetes is such an individual disease, you must find what works well for you individually and act accordingly. You control what you put into your mouth. Initially, you'll have to experiment and test more frequently, but it does come together. Wishing you well!

lorider70
lorider70 2013-05-16 10:23:34 -0500 Report

I've been a type II since 1989 and it's just the last couple of years that this has become a problem. If I ate the way some people have to; I'd look like more of a twig than I already do. My BG 2 or 3 hours after eating usually runs around 110. I neglected to mention that I also deal with dysphagia, which means I eat really slowly to avoid choking and in doing that, I fill up really fast. At 5'9" and 145 lbs; I feel I am way too thin and along with that weight came a loss of strength as well.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2013-05-16 13:06:42 -0500 Report

I can sympathize having coped with my diabetes since 1976. What once worked, I found, no longer works as my body ages and changes. Once I reached 60, I had a harder time controlling my BG's and finally went on a pump but am still having some perplexing issues. Your BG's seem very good. What was your last A1c? Your weight loss and inability to put on weight leads me to believe that your body may not be properly metabolizing the food that you eat or that you are not eating enough for your frame and activity level or that your meds needs adjusting. What does your doctor say when you bring it up? Hoping you find the right answers…growing old 9especially with diabetes!) ain't for sissies!

lorider70
lorider70 2013-05-28 09:49:58 -0500 Report

Last A1C was 6; and I am due for another one in a month. I have frequently mentioned my inability to gain a few pounds to my Dr.; but he seems to think I am fine the way I am. I wouldn't fret about it so much if a loss of strength (especially in my legs) hadn't came along with the weight loss. Currently the Dr. is playing with my blood pressure meds and that is adding to the problem since the carvedilol and lisinopril I am currently on tend to give a guy a somewhat giddy feeling. Dr. appr tomorrow for the blood pressure issue, but don't see much changing after that visit. Have had to stop doing several activities i have enjoyed for years(mowing the lawn, riding my motorcycle, walking any distance at all etc, etc. All in all, a situation I am not happy with. Don't feel, at 70, that things should have happened that have.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2013-05-28 11:08:25 -0500 Report

That last A1c indicated great control…I too have been taking lisinopril for years but with no side effects. It's a bummer having to cut back or stop doing the things you love. Given the dysphagia, have you tried eating smaller but more frequent meals? Are you seeing an endocrinologist or letting your PCP manage your diabetes? It may help to have a specialist in diabetes analyze your issues. Back in 2010, I asked my PCP for an endocinologist referral because I wasn't confident in how he was handling my diabetes…it has made a world of difference in my diabetes management. Wishing you well!

lorider70
lorider70 2013-05-29 09:40:44 -0500 Report

I have seen where a lot of people use an endo as well as their "regular" physician. I would have to check with my insurance to see how they would handle two Drs. being involved. With Medicare and my supplement, I haven't had any out of pocket expense so far and don't want to start down that road unless I have to.

denipink
denipink 2013-05-15 21:00:24 -0500 Report

Just to let you know that you are not alone - if i am not careful, i can eat all morning long right up until it is time for me to have my lunch.

I eat a good, hearty breakfast of large, rolled oats and a banana. Most days i am still hungry right after i eat. This is all new to me. I just started doing this and i am struggling to stop. I don't do this in the PM only in the AM for some reason. In effect, some mornings i eat 3 breakfasts worth of food. How is that for an appetite, lol? It has got to stop, naturally, and this is something that i am working on now so please, don't feel like you are the only one. I hope you can work this all out for yourself. Try not to worry and talk to a professional about this before it gets out of hand. I will do the same. Take care, Denise

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-17 21:38:54 -0500 Report

If you don't eat enough of the proper foods you do tend to graze throughout the day. The time you eat breakfast can also play a roll in morning hunger. I have found that if I eat before 9 or 10 am I am going to need a snack sooner than I would if I eat breakfast at 9 or 10.

I always tend to eat more carbs for breakfast if I know I am going out between breakfast and lunch. This morning I got a phone call for an impromptu meeting and I had to walk a block and a half to our community garden. That was around 8 am. I returned home around 9:30am By the time I got breakfast ready it was after 10. I found that I did not need a snack at all and then ate lunch at 1:30. I think it is the times I eat that works best for me and I am not hungry.

ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2013-05-15 16:43:41 -0500 Report

A couple of different thoughts… First, I will get extremely hungry, no matter how long it's been since my last meal, when my blood sugar is low. That's usually one of the first signs for me, even way before I start to get shaky or can feel the low. Have you checked your blood sugars when this happens?

Second, I heard in my last week's Weight Watchers meeting that your body will trigger a hunger response if it's needing certain nutrients that it's not getting. So even though you might have just had a meal, if it didn't contain specific nutrients that your body needed at the time, it will make you think you're hungry again to try and get those nutrients. The lady who said that is taking a nutrition class and that's what they told her. I personally don't know if this is true, but I do know that on the days I remember to take my multi-vitamin, I do seem to be less hungry all day.

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