I feel like I'm starving myself.... hungry all the time.

By KimberRae72 Latest Reply 2013-12-07 23:01:41 -0600
Started 2013-12-04 01:48:14 -0600

I'm rather new at this diabetic diet, watching carbs and what not. I feel like I'm starving myself because I constantly feel hungry. I'm an emotional eater which caused me to have high blood sugars and out of control diabetes… kind of frustrated. Any suggestions on foods that make you feel 'full'.

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Copperchef 2013-12-07 23:01:41 -0600 Report

Well, a good snack food is almonds and or pistachios. Give sparkling water a try, muddle a couple of raspberries in the bottom of the glass first just to flavor the water a bit. And lastly, patience. you really just didn't get this disease overnite, you prepped yourself of a long period of time. Control is a matter of patience and time. You need to find out what works for you, give yourself and your body a chance to adjust. Monitor yourself, start a journal, write down everything you eat in the course of a week. Look at ways to modify your food intake by substituting things like fresh veggies for junk food. Nobody gets bad marks for eating carrots, broccoli or green peppers.

Glucerna 2013-12-04 14:53:20 -0600 Report

Typically snacks or meals that contain protein (like nuts, eggs, chicken, fish, lean meat, tofu), fiber (from vegetables) and liquids (drink water with meals and snacks, or include a broth-based vegetable soup with your meal) help us feel more full. Barbara Rolls wrote a really interesting book called "Volumetrics" that talks about which foods are more satisfying. There's also an excellent book "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes" that addresses emotional eating, specifically for people with diabetes. Be sure to talk with your physician and diabetes educator about what to eat and your hunger levels as well. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Harlen 2013-12-04 14:07:37 -0600 Report

One of the things that works for me is I take in fiber (fiber all)
One in the morning one at noon and one at night before each meal ,I use one tsp in the glass add 12oz water a little flavoring and this helps a lot .
I don't eat as much (I feel like I did ) and it seams to stay with me longer.
Give it a try

dagger1234 2013-12-04 13:54:46 -0600 Report

My problem with eating too much or as often, is because I am bored. I need to keep occupied and stop thinking about food. My doctor gave me another med to take for my diabetes (gilipizode or something) so it's supposed to help suppress my appetite so I hope that helps too.

Basically, all the snacks I used to eat before having diabetes were my favorite and can't eat them anymore :( so i don't know how to help ya there but this site does have recipes you can check out!

Nick1962 2013-12-04 13:15:14 -0600 Report

I do unsalted peanuts - good protein and I can eat them all day in small amounts whenever I'm the least bit hungry.

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