hunger feeling right after meal

By mvashley Latest Reply 2010-01-06 23:49:09 -0600
Started 2009-12-15 06:39:32 -0600

Hi. I'm new to this website and newly diagnosed. I was wondering if anyone had some ideas about this. Sometimes right after a meal I still feel hungry, about 15-20 minutes after I finish eating. What causes this and what can I do about it? I read something about it but cant remember where or what it said. I have a great book by Dr. Bob Greene that has been very encouraging for me b/c I was VERY depressed when I was diagnosed in mid November. I"ve gone back in the book to try to find something but cant find it there. I might have seen it on a website somewhere.

7 replies

nerdse 2010-01-06 23:49:09 -0600 Report

Fiber acts so fast on me that I get rid of a lot then get even hungrier - irritable bowel syndrome is a pain in the parts.

Eat as slowly as you can, chew thoroughly, take small bites, & either talk with someone or, if you're alone, take a break for a minute or 2 to read something, then return to your meal. It will give your body time to realize it's full. I discovered if I ate until full, I felt overstuffed, so I leave myself a little hungry on purpose because after a while, yes, you will probably feel full.

There's another thing you can do, also. Google the medications you're taking or go to & search for your meds. Check to see if hunger might be a side effect of any of your medications, or if weight gain is a side effect. If so, ask the doctor for something else.

Deb-G 2009-12-16 07:13:24 -0600 Report

Ok i'm going to say it…I'm hungry ALL the time…lol…I do notice though the more a veer off good eating habits the quicker I get hungry again, and the more I crave the wrong foods…its a vicious cycle…They say its best to drink before you eat to limit how much you eat…then dont drink while you eat…just concentrate on the food and enjoying it…then maybe take a walk to get the furnace going…you will feel good…its always hard in the beginning because your body has to adjust to "new" and old habits and cravings are effecting what you want and think you need…this is a mental game as well…we can be our own worst enemies…Stick with it…you'll get there…and dont forget those inbetween snacks so you aren't ravenous when you come into meal time :) Good luck to you

SkipT 2009-12-15 19:31:59 -0600 Report

Uh-oh, here comes the guy with the crazy viewpoint again! You are hungry because you do not get enough fat in your meal. Fat is not the enemy we have been taught to believe. Fat is the thing in the meal that will make us feel full and actually help to keep BG numbers on a level keel.

mommy010307 2009-12-15 17:49:54 -0600 Report

its takes about 20 to 30 min. after you eat for your tunny to tell your brain it if full..alot of the time people eat till they feel full, but thats really over eating and will cause you to gain weight and give you high sugers…water will meals does help..ans it its hard at first but when you body gets used to it its not that bad..

Sarguillo 2009-12-15 15:55:20 -0600 Report

when eating your meals, make sure to drink plenty of fluids. It will help make that hungry feeling go away and your body does need plenty of fluids. I drink ice tea like crazy and after I finish the meal, I drink another glass for good measure.

Hinboyz3 2009-12-15 07:26:34 -0600 Report

I really dont know what causes it either, but I experience it all the time. I want to know myself what s going on.

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