Having a Terrible Time!

By denipink Latest Reply 2013-05-25 08:12:29 -0500
Started 2013-05-23 09:33:42 -0500

I am type 2 D and i use insulin to control my blood sugars.

My problem is i am hungry all the time. And, i mean HUNGRY!

I just ate my breakfast — a half cup of large rolled oats and a medium banana.

Can i eat more than just this? Some days i can eat all morning long right up until lunch time. I try really hard not to do this but some mornings i do.

I am a large lady and currently i am looking into starting a gluten free diet. I just need to talk to my doctor first and then off i go…

Is there something else more filling that i can eat for breakfast that will keep me out of the fridge? I just don't think i am eating enough.

Thanks, Denise in Ontario, Canada

9 replies

Gwen214 2013-05-25 08:12:29 -0500 Report

Well, I use to be that way. Protein and a carb, also what worked with me before was eating 6 little meals a day, protein and fiber would help, both curb your appetite.

MrsCDogg 2013-05-24 11:55:28 -0500 Report

It's possible that you are eating too many carbs. Large amounts of carbs without any protein makes me sooo hungry in about half an hour. If I have a protein breakfast, say a couple scrambled eggs, a bit of cheese and some decaf coffee I'm good to go until lunch.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-05-23 22:46:39 -0500 Report

An all carb meal would leave me very hungry. I try for at least a 1 gram of protein for every 2 grams of carb (and usually go with the reverse of more protein than carb depending on the carb). Have you tried a meat or egg or yogurt (Greek usually have the least carbs and most protein) for breakfast instead of or with your oatmeal. My BG will spike if I eat either oatmeal or a banana, so I avoid them.

MewElla 2013-05-23 13:25:38 -0500 Report

What works for me for breakfast is eggs for protein, turkey bacon, slice wheat toast. Gives me energy all morning and I walk ea. morning…no snacks and I am satisfied and my bg#'s are good after my exercise.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-23 10:40:08 -0500 Report

Depending on how active you are between breakfast and lunch, you may not be eating enough for breakfast. If I ate half a cup of oatmeal and a medium banana I would be hungry an hour later. This morning I had a cup of Farina (I am allergic to oat meal and bananas) a boiled egg and a piece of sausage and a cup of coffee. I then had to take something to a neighbor a block and a half away so I walked 2 blocks. I still am not ready for a snack so I will eat lunch around 1pm.

Have you tried adding more food to your breakfast menu. My breakfast is based on the amount of carbs I can have per meal. I am T2 non insulin dependent. My breakfast consist of eggs either fried in pam or boiled, bacon or sausage and a piece of toast. Sometimes I have a blueberry or corn muffin with it. For a mid-morning snack, I have a container of low fat yogurt.

You should also consider adding more fiber to you meals as the fiber will help you feel fuller longer.

GitchyMe 2013-05-23 10:00:39 -0500 Report

Try drinking more water. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger. Ideally half tour body weight in ounces per day.

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