Why is it so hard to control the eating?

By Ms.Carolyn Latest Reply 2009-11-16 03:57:45 -0600
Started 2009-08-11 19:53:18 -0500

I'm trying to exercise a little and when the urge hits to eat,I really eat up some stuff, and it's not yogart. Advice please

21 replies

BIRDY 2009-11-16 03:57:45 -0600 Report

Hi Carolyn ,

Don't worry , eating is good and you are not alone.
I always keep 4-5 kinds of fresh fruits .You can make fruit salad with them.Also I make healthy muffins every week and they are always in the refrigerator.Different breads , different cheese , they are all very healthy and helpfull to keep you full.
Another tip ; if you are full but still want to eat just start cleanning the home.Trust , you will forget to eat.Besides ; you will lose weight , you will save money and your home will look much better..
Good luck…

gblankenfeld 2009-11-16 03:30:48 -0600 Report

Hi, my hunger was lately getting out of control. I had too eat all the time, without ever feeling satisfied. Since I started low carbing, my hunger has normalized. It feels very liberating to be able to say and feel: I had enough, I do not want to eat anymore. I learned that my hunger was not a lack of willpower, but something that was driven by my high carb intake. Gabriela

Hinboyz3 2009-11-08 08:02:22 -0600 Report

Im the same way when the hunger pains hit I just reach for something nutritional and something that's good for me. I eat lots of fruit now, which I didn't use to. I eat so much more healthier which is a shock to me, didn't think I could do it but I can if I want to stay well and feeling better. We have to keep our health up cause it's only one of us, life is already so short as it is. So just think healthy!!

Elrond 2009-11-08 01:22:01 -0600 Report

Even though I'm currently underweight, I was at one time fairly heavy. I think most of us have a reverse psychology going; the very fact that we're not supposed to have something makes us want it more. I constantly crave sweets, especially CHOCOLATE! For some reason, sugar free chocolate just doesn't have the same appeal. My roommate isn't diabetic and she often keeps candy around the house. I struggle constantly to leave it alone. At least I've convinved her not to bring home the dreaded chocolate.

Islandgurl 2009-11-08 02:25:53 -0600 Report

I think maybe this is a side effect of the medication we use for this illness. I take Januvia and I am really on a "see food" diet. I am hungry all the time and I crave cornbread with raisins and shreaded coconut. It's really good with a glass of vanilla soy milk.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-11-08 07:58:35 -0600 Report

I never was a big sweet eater. But now that I know that I am not supposed to have it; It seems that I find myself wanting something sweet all the time. My husband is a just the opposite, he loves Chocolate, cakes, candy, icecream, etc., you name it. In the beginning I would get so upset with him because he was constantly bringing home, and still does from time to time, cakes, icecream, candy, you name. I thought how cruel can you be, don't you understand that I can't have that, and you want to bring those things home and eat them in front of me? I finally got over it, and thought, why should he have to do without the things he loves just because I can't have them. I have got to take care of me, and we don't live in a perfect world with perfect people. LOL. Oh, well, such is life. HUH!!!!

phatgirl 2009-08-26 17:41:12 -0500 Report

I hear that i need advice too. i try and try do pretty good and then BAM!! i eat everything in the fridge.then im sooo mad and disgusted with myself. i think whats the use? i have been diagnosed as a compulsive overeater. for every emotion I EAT!!!!

msann 2009-08-15 20:10:05 -0500 Report

hey ms.carolyn i tried to send you a message but you didnt accept being your friend, you have great day

lipsie 2009-08-13 07:15:37 -0500 Report

Ms. Carolyn,

I understand where you are coming from, Keeping some things out of the house it a great idea. Also try getting healthy things to munch on instead maybe? I know how hard this is, I don't really eat a lot of times but large portions which is not good, also I am a carb monster which is a big NO! lol But munchiing on veggies IF I had teeth…would love it for snacks. Just a thought, good luck though!! To everyone else also having this problem too, good luck! Hugs! Sheila

Ms.Carolyn 2009-08-12 22:38:39 -0500 Report

Thanks to all of you for your comments,It's very good to know I'm not alone.I love you guys already.Maybe I can log in and talk to someone before I eat up the kitchen,LOL

hbkunkel 2009-08-13 05:04:26 -0500 Report

I will be there to take your comments from my kitchen also! good luck and I will follow what people advise you so I can also stop my eating. I think we need some duct tape for our mouths - lol.

salmanda 2009-08-25 06:10:25 -0500 Report

I have always been a pasta/bread eater. Since I was diagnosed with diabetes, I have also been drawn to sweets which I used to be able to easily avoid. Very frustrating!
I try to control what I eat, and sometimes I am good, but unfortunately my willpower fails me more often than not!
I need to get on the wagon! Good Luck.

steely 2009-08-12 07:12:10 -0500 Report

LOL! Just my opinion but food tastes really good. I'm not perfect by any means but I try to keep it diabetic compliant 95% of the time. It's hard to do, I just keep thinking about how much I like my eyes and my toes.

Sharon A.
Sharon A. 2009-08-12 09:06:45 -0500 Report

Yo're not alone, I have a bad time controling my junk food not to mention I love to cook and sample everything. Knowing what this disease can do to me, I have to control it somehow.

steely 2009-08-12 19:52:59 -0500 Report

I feel you, being a compulsive emotional eater this is the hardest thing I've ever done.

pdv1151 2009-08-26 00:44:56 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed 2yrs. ago with type 2. What I find interesting is I rarely ate sweets before but since being diagnosed, I seems to crave them. Water , ice cold, seems to help but sometimes I do weaken. I feel hungry all the time also.

Harlen 2009-08-11 21:39:32 -0500 Report

Yea I am the same way
If I dont buy it its not in the house
If I dont have it I can not eat it.
Popcorn helps when I get the need
As I work on it for it takes time.
I am not able to do it all at the same time. I keep the sweets way out of my reach
good luck

Ps I have a 7 year old grandbaby that lives with me so there are things I must keep on hand I just get the things I dont like lol

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2009-11-08 08:06:40 -0600 Report

I agree with you Harlen. If it's not in the house, then we can't eat it. But I know how it is with the little ones. They have to have their treats,and we can't deprive them. It's the adults that I just don't get, because they know better, HUH! Should be ashamed of themselves for making us suffer so. LOL

SkipT 2009-08-11 20:13:39 -0500 Report

Check out the article I posted from time magazine:

Exercise does not lead to weight loss.

Actually exercise makes us hungry!

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