need help

By mary73 Latest Reply 2010-08-25 12:24:59 -0500
Started 2010-04-09 09:01:52 -0500

can someone explain to me why after you eat that you still feel hungry? i don't understand because no matter what i eat i still feel hungry after, i am afraid to eat to much and cause my sugar counts to go up. any suggestions or advice would help. thanks!!

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Danielle B
Danielle B 2010-04-12 15:44:51 -0500 Report

By what you told us you eat a lot of carb-like foods but you do not mention any vegetables or much protein. Vegetables are good fiber until you add oils and butters. Protein helps stabalize BG levels and that may be part of your problem. Your BG levels may be on the swinging scale because of the rush from the carbs and then the drop when they are depleted and you are left hungry because your body is craving energy. Add some peanutbutter to your toast in the mornings. Peter Pan has a great sugar-free that is also low in fat.

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mary73 2010-04-12 21:15:35 -0500 Report

i eat mostly all vggies and very little meat adding peanut butter is a good idea i did'nt want to add to much peanut butter for fear of making my blood sugar go up i am still new at all this stuff with the diabetes and alot is still kind of confusing to me.

Danielle B
Danielle B 2010-04-13 12:29:15 -0500 Report

Protein does raise the BG level a little but not like the carbs do. Preotein provides some energy when you run out of carbs and it is important to choose low-fat protein. Peanutbutter is great if you have high bad cholesterol and it helps raise your good cholesterol. A substitute for peanutbutter is a handfull of (your choice of what kind) nuts. They are more expensive so that is why I always resort to peanutbutter when I suggest a healthier protein. You also get omega-3's. Which are associated with improving brain function and also the tie-in with cholesterol control. Talk to your doctor before starting to take a supplement of omega-3 so that you have the proper dosage for you and to make sure that it does not interfere with any of your current medications. There is also the controversy over which brand is the best one to take because the dosage and the ingredients that affect potency are not regulated by the FDA.


mary73 2010-04-12 07:54:37 -0500 Report

on a typical day i eat maybe 1cup of cereal in the morning with a piece of toast, lunch is ussually a sandwich,a piece of fruit, and diet coke, dinnertime i ussually don't eat to much because for some reason i am not sure of yet i tend to get very nausiated after eating but have to eat to keep my sugar counts up.

Anonymous 2010-08-25 12:24:59 -0500 Report

Just to let you know, I read an article about diet Soda and Diabetes, I know that i have now stopped drinking it all together as it can cause you to gain wieght and the last thing I need is to gain more weight. The article was on this site so you may want to see if you can find it and read for yourself.

cc9 2010-04-12 03:32:09 -0500 Report

what do you eat typically? You may be having too many high GI foods which may leave you hungry. Sometimes when you are feeling hungry it is because you have not drunk enough water. so without knowing what you do eat, its difficult to advise.

spiritwalker 2010-04-09 15:24:49 -0500 Report

You might want to add more fiber to your diet. It helps you
feel full. Many people don't drink enough water. They feel
hungry but are really in need of water. Its a good discussion
to have with your RD at your next visit. She can help you come up with the best answers.

GabbyPA 2010-04-09 13:57:43 -0500 Report

There can be a lot of reasons for feeling hungry. Not eating nutrient filled foods. Not getting enough fiber. Artificial sweeteners can make you hungry. Poor food choices can leave you wanting more. Empty calories are killers.

I know for me, the cycle was in artificial sweeteners creating cravings. Here is a discussion I posted on feeling full.