I just don't feel full or hungry sometimes.

By Grammie_K#1 Latest Reply 2011-02-21 22:01:17 -0600
Started 2011-01-27 15:01:23 -0600

Hi. I have a problem with eating, lol. In the morning/early afternoon, I just don't feel like eating. I force myself to eat breakfast. Then have a mid-morning snack. At lunchtime, nothing sounds good, but I force myself to eat another light meal.
Sometime between 2 and 4 in the afternoon, I suddenly get interested in food. This usually happens about 1/2 hr. after I've already eaten my mid-afternoon snack.
From dinner time on, 'what can I eat?' is always in the back of my mind. I've tried drinking water, exercise, changing my routine, calling a friend, anything to break this continual problem.
The only thing that has worked so far is to have 'Tea Time' between 4 & 5 pm with another light snack, then wait until 7-8 pm to actually eat my dinner. I'm eating less food throughout the day, cutting portion sizes in my dinner meal.
My bp is being well managed and A1C's have come back great for 2 yrs. now.
I'm definately open to any suggestions anyone might have that could be causing this issue. Even my doctor is stumped.

7 replies

Grammie_K#1 2011-01-29 18:45:08 -0600 Report

Thanks CaliKo and Gabby. I hear what you're saying and it pretty much mirrors what I do. And yes, I have discussed this with my doctor. She has no real answer either. I guess it's just an individual makeup thing, lol. Thanks all for the responses. Have a great day!

CaliKo 2011-01-28 17:19:21 -0600 Report

Yeah, eating on a schedule with a pre-determined amount of carbs-protein-fats doesn't really speak to a eating-when-hungry philosophy. I try to keep something handy that I can eat when I'm hungry and its not "time" to eat, like cucumbers, celery, tomatoes, spinach leaves, etc. I actually had to put in a carb snack close to your tea time so I would be more alert on the drive home from work, but I still get hungry before dinner is ready sometimes. I'm sorry I don't know a better solution.

GabbyPA 2011-01-28 08:28:21 -0600 Report

This is a long shot, but maybe you can ask your doctor about it? Often when we come out of surgery, our digestive systems are "shut down" and that is why they hold off on giving you any food for a while. Maybe your system shuts down while you sleep and it takes it a while to "wake up" so to speak.

Mary1969 2011-02-21 22:01:17 -0600 Report

Gabby, I'd have to say I fall into this category 100%..Or, I go just the opposite sometimes..STARVING in the A.M. and usually not able to eat due to high BS. I LOVE your comment about asking your doctor..LOLLL (it's sooo hard when they're NOT diabetic themselves.)

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