What kind of foods can I eat a lot of?

ali eletre
By ali eletre Latest Reply 2009-07-17 20:38:32 -0500
Started 2009-05-17 11:16:48 -0500

Some times I feel hungry after I eat & I look for some thing else.. What kind of foods can I eat a lot of?

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Brenda Kruse
Brenda Kruse 2009-05-23 16:16:04 -0500 Report

Everybody has had good ideas. I've been T1 for 48 years, so I grew up eating plain everything. I, personally, can eat a couple cups of plain lettuce and enjoy it. That probably sounds really boring to everyone else, but it's all I've ever known. Anyway, I'd just like to add that snow peas are really good and in season right now too. I think they're great, and WalMart seems to carry the freshest ones—-at least in Nebraska. Radishes are also really good right now, and celery can fill me up so quick. It's good with or without peanut butter spread into it. I pray God will bless you in finding what works just right for you!

GabbyPA 2009-05-22 06:29:12 -0500 Report

Eat whole foods. Avoid the sugar free stuff, as the sweeteners in there are not healthy, specially if you consume a lot of it. I don't eat anything sugar free any more.

Like JP said, if you need some "free" foods, go for raw veggies. celery, cukes, carrots, lettuce, zucchini and the like. Just remember, they are not really free...the only true free food is iceburg lettuce and water. Not very tasty though.

I am experimenting with my dehydrator and found that when I dry zucchini and yellow squash, they are kind of like chips. I don't add salt, but they have a hint of salt flavor naturally.

Also, Skip is right, a little protein or fat will help make you feel more full. Peanut putter is a good option, but I would avoid your typical brands and get natural peanut butter or just add a hand full of peanuts to your snacking. Walnuts are best for you, in that the oil is healthy and has been shown to help reduce our cholesterol levels.

Unfortunately, discipline is going to be your best friend. Eating too many carbs will create a craving cycle that is hard to break. And perhaps you might want to see if that is what is causing you to be hungry.

Nan H.
Nan H. 2009-07-17 20:38:32 -0500 Report

While I understand the comment, I have to disagree with this. The long term effects of sugar replacements are not know, and that is a cause for concern. I know that there is some clinical evidence that aspartame causes cancer in rats (I'm a chemist, and have a minor in biochemistry, and this issue is very near and dear to my heart). But,
1. people are not rats, and just because it does that in rats does not mean it will in humans.
2. the only way it causes cancer in rats is if the consumption level is approximately 50 times the body weight of the rat. I hate to say it, but if you consume 50 times your body weight of anything (even the most natural ingredients in the world, like water, nuts, vegetables, etc.), you will get cancer. There are harmful effects for any substance at that much of an excess. It's the body's way of telling you to do things in moderation.

I respect the fact that since the long term effects are not known, that it is a personal choice to take the risk or not. But sugar alternatives give those of us who can't eat sugar a way to feel more normal and less like we're being punished. And again, most anything in moderation won't kill you.

lipsie 2009-05-18 05:04:56 -0500 Report

I think it'll depend on what/how much you just ate already for your meal. You should eat so much carbs per meal or snack, etc. What types of meals are you eatting??? Sheila

2009-05-17 19:38:11 -0500 Report

Sugar free Jello is a good candidate, but who wants to eat a whole box of jello??

Sarguillo 2009-05-18 13:59:40 -0500 Report

Me, I will eat a whole bowl of jello. Been known to do that from time to time.
As for the origianl question:
Vegtables. Non starchy vegtables. I do consider roots to be in the carb section so I try to limit myself on root vegtables. I love peas and corn. Take a pan, some butter, put some shelled peas, corn. Warm them up. put some white pepper to taste. Makes a great side dish. I myself like lots of pepper on this dish.

SkipT 2009-05-17 18:21:13 -0500 Report

If you are continually hungry you are probably not eating enough fat. Fat is filling, just make sure that it is a healthy fat. Peanut butter will take the edge off of you appetite as will cheese. Also try to incorporate a little protein in you snack. It should be little or no carb.

2009-05-17 13:55:31 -0500 Report

Vegetables…!!!! Raw carrots, celery, green beans, etc… anything on the 'wet' vegetable list! Wet vegetables are those with a lot of water in them so they are considered free foods on most diabetic plans. Starchy vegetables like potatoes, yams, chick peas, etc.. are not free foods.

I like to make or buy some hummus and make a plate with raw vegetables and a few tablespoons of hummus and enjoy!!


2009-05-17 19:36:13 -0500 Report

OOOOOOO don't forget cucumbers!!! I love cucumbers!!!!!

ali eletre
ali eletre 2009-05-18 16:03:45 -0500 Report

I ate cocumber all the day ..

Defeating Diabetes
Defeating Diabetes 2009-05-20 20:27:32 -0500 Report

Eat cucumbers and add some vinegar. Vinegar is suppose to cut your appetite. It is also said that vinegar can lower your BS. You can also try pickles.

lipsie 2009-05-22 04:51:14 -0500 Report

Cool, I did not know that about Vinegar! Ya learn something everyday that's for sure, thanks! Sheila

2009-05-17 13:10:32 -0500 Report

I like eating nuts as a snack. They are good for you and it is something that a diabetic can eat, as long as you aren't allergic to them!!

Ashalka 2009-05-17 11:45:58 -0500 Report

That depends on how your body reacts to what you eat test and find out what happens when you eat certain foods, it also depends on what you like, or can at least tolerate.