resisting overeating when blood levels are hi!

By katcat2 Latest Reply 2010-11-15 09:06:17 -0600
Started 2010-11-13 19:29:08 -0600

I have a big problem of the feeling to overeat when my sugars are high an sometimes its overwhelming an even noticable by loved ones can anyone give me some tips?

5 replies

Harlen 2010-11-14 20:42:47 -0600 Report

For me my ratio is 5 to 1 so if I am down to 55 I will take in 7 grams of carbs
and only 7 grams that way I dont go way up.
So do you know what your ratio is?
If not let me know and I will help you.
Best wishes

GabbyPA 2010-11-13 20:04:32 -0600 Report

What kind of foods are you craving when you are running high? I know for me, the cycle leads to carb cravings that can make me crazy.

One thing that helps me with those is to find something safe that offers me a similar satisfaction. When I carve crunchy things like chips or crackers, often celery with almond butter can help. If I am craving sweet like ice cream, sometimes yogurt can help with that or some fruit. If I crave the salty foods again like chips I can grab some salted nuts.

These things help with cravings, but sometimes I just have to keep myself busy so I don't give in to the cravings at all. If I am online or busy researching something, that usually can keep my head out of the pantry long enough to let the "hungries" pass. Another busy thing is taking the dog for her walk. That helps a lot.

Another thing that happens is sometimes our body is craving water and we mistake it for being hungry. So keep water with you. Specially if you are already running high, water will help in two ways. It will help flush your body and fill your tummy.

katcat2 2010-11-14 21:34:34 -0600 Report

one is coffee i love it but even black it raises my level strange uive drank coffee since age 12 i cant just drop it help on that gabby wally

GabbyPA 2010-11-15 09:06:17 -0600 Report

I drink coffee, but only socially. LOL...I try to drink decaf and I put junk in it because black is not an option for me. However, now I am reading about alkalizing my body and coffee is a no-no. So I won't miss it.

As far as the die hard, gotta have it. Are you sure it is the coffee that raises your levels? That is not generally the way it should be. Do you eat a meal with your coffee? That could be the issue. OR if you just drink coffee and don't eat anything, that can raise your levels because you don't eat. Our bodies get worried when we don't eat and our liver will deliver glycogen into our blood for energy. That can raise your levels.