How do you eat all this food?

theladyiscrazy
By theladyiscrazy Latest Reply 2010-03-23 19:00:10 -0500
Started 2010-03-01 18:20:21 -0600

Okay, I am trying to follow my nutritionist's orders. She wanted me to increase my protein (she said I was really low in this area) and I am changing my carbs to good carbs, but I have to have a certain amount as well.

The shear volume of food is more than I ate previously. I'm FULL! I am still losing weight. Which is good, but it is still a lot of food to go through.

Any suggestions? Does it get easier?


14 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-03-23 19:00:10 -0500 Report

Good job! Loosing weight and being full is a wonderful combination!

If your numbers are good and you are full, then I would say stop. Write down what you are eating and take it to your nutritionist and see what you can change to get the protein in that she says you need. But eating more than you want is not a good habit to get into. It can lead to other problems. I found once I changed my diet to be healthier, I too found I was full. And that was a pleasant surprise. Here is my post, maybe something in there can help you out.http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/423-i-am-full

veggie1962
veggie1962 2010-03-02 08:06:13 -0600 Report

You are probably so full due to an increase in the volume of food you are eating plus the foods you are eating more of now are probably higher in fiber than what you are used to eating. It might be easier to eat 6-8 small meals a day until you get used to your new way of eating. It IS possible to feel more "stuffed" than you used to AND lose weight (not that I'm advocating people to eat until they are stuffed) if you are eating a nutrient dense, high fiber diet. Also, increasing your protein intake (especially if you were very low in this before) will make you feel fuller. When I started eating meat again after 20 years of being vegetarian, I felt like I had a stomach full of rocks after just eating a small portion of meat. That lasted for several months until my system got used to it.

Hope this helped.

theladyiscrazy
theladyiscrazy 2010-03-02 13:05:15 -0600 Report

Veggie,

That helped a lot.

It does seem that the volume of food has increased, although my carb intake has decreased. I guess when you (me) are choosing lower carb options (like a piece of fish and a salad over a fish sandwich) it does change things up. I will definitely be working with this. I also had to increase my fiber intake. Most days I am doing well with it. Today is about 3 g short of where Brooke wants me but I am doing much better than previously.

Didn't think about the protein and fiber making me full. DUH.

veggie1962
veggie1962 2010-03-04 08:38:55 -0600 Report

I'm glad you are doing better and I hope you get some positive results from your new way of eating.

veggie1962
veggie1962 2010-03-04 17:14:58 -0600 Report

WOW! That is FANTASTIC! The weight loss will probably slow as time goes on. I think you are doing great.

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2010-03-01 20:05:37 -0600 Report

It takes time and patience to learn what will work for you.
It is different for each of us. Work with whoever your
Endo recommended. It will get easier the longer you do
it.

Kirla
Kirla 2010-03-01 19:11:01 -0600 Report

It may be easier if you had a nutrient analyzer. Sparkpeople has one for free. You can input what you eat and it will tell you where your carbs, fats and protein percentages are. I believe the percentages need to balance more than the amount you eat. I did mine and they were 20% carbs, 20% protein and 60% fats. Saturated fats made up less than 10% of my total diet. My last A1C was 5.4. My blood pressure and cholesterol is also doing great. The link for sparkpeople is

http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/mysparksta...

Join and use what you want. I do.

Does it get easier. I found that it wasn't to hard to begin with.

theladyiscrazy
theladyiscrazy 2010-03-01 19:12:32 -0600 Report

Thanks

Kirla
Kirla 2010-03-01 19:15:42 -0600 Report

about the nutrient analyzer. I found it easier to input all my own foods and saved them in my favorites in the nutrient analyzer.

Kirla
Kirla 2010-03-01 19:49:55 -0600 Report

If you use insulin you may have to adjust if not eating all the food they recommend.

If not, eat enough to satisfy your hunger. Just try to stay in whatever balance you need to.

greeneyedghost
greeneyedghost 2010-03-01 21:13:06 -0600 Report

Wow… thank you theladyiscrazy for asking this question and Kirla thank you for giving the site. I have the same problem… I hardly eat a thing and now they want me to eat so much and my tummy WON'T hold it. lol. Take care all. Nicki

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