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Old 01-07-2013, 00:50   #1
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I have been recently diagnosed with diabetes and doctors are still trying to balance me with Metformin and insulin shots. I have an appointment Wednesday to see a Endro to change insulin since currently I'm still uncontrollable. When I was first diagnosed, I was in the 600 ranges. Now I'm in between 200-350. Some improvement, but could stand some more.

Anyway, my question is that I have noticed even after I eat, 30 minutes later, I'm literally starving! I could eat the entire refrigerator and still be hungry in a 1/2 hour. I'm completely frustrated and tired of this. Does anyone else experience this? It doesnt matter what my glucose level is, I'm just starving!

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I have been recently diagnosed with diabetes and doctors are still trying to balance me with Metformin and insulin shots. I have an appointment Wednesday to see a Endro to change insulin since currently I'm still uncontrollable. When I was first diagnosed, I was in the 600 ranges. Now I'm in between 200-350. Some improvement, but could stand some more.

Anyway, my question is that I have noticed even after I eat, 30 minutes later, I'm literally starving! I could eat the entire refrigerator and still be hungry in a 1/2 hour. I'm completely frustrated and tired of this. Does anyone else experience this? It doesnt matter what my glucose level is, I'm just starving!
What is your diet like?

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Welcome back, Melissa. In your first post awhile back, you asked about the Atkins diet, and got some pretty good support for that. Were you able to gain any control utilizing that way of eating? Low-carb/high-fat is an excellent lifestyle for keeping diabetes reined in, and one of the hallmarks of this plan is no hunger.

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Hi guys,

Yes I have been following the Atkins diet plan and have even bought there meals. When I cant afford it, I usually have 2 boiled eggs in the morning, a salad at lunch, and for example at dinner, I will have roast with a vegetable. But at night, its the hardest. I eat and then I'm extremely hungry. I thought I knew hunger, but not like this. Any suggestions??

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You are obviously eating carb laden foods for b'fast. I knew years ago that eating waffles or pancakes left me craving in about an hour. I learned that some eggs and bacon took are of that. But, what I didn't know until about 18 months ago that just eggs and bacon fully satisfied me and why. I call it 'carbs calling for more carbs' and now I eat very low carb in the mornings with no toast or juice and I'm not hungry until lunch or after.

I now eat under 30 carbs a day and I'm never hungry if I've eaten enough fat.

Look at Blood Sugar 101 and do a good bit of reading there. The woman who does the site is a real researcher who stays up to date with solid information.

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Just posted and read your note...then it has to be you aren't eating enough fat...try bacon with b'fast and really up it with all other meals. Again, good luck,

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I have experienced this, and I do eat less than 30 grams of carbs a day, my fats are at about 106 or so, proteins at 45 grams. I do know the feeling of eating a great deal in the VLCHF range and feel completely full but absolutely starved all at the same time. It has lessened a great deal since I've been able to stay on this diet for over 3 weeks, now. I began this diet in September, and couldn't seem to make it the whole 3 weeks without cheating, but once I did, those cravings just seemed to lessen. My suggestion to you is to stick with it for at least 3 weeks without cheating.. you are having carb cravings and it is highly unpleasant, I know. You have got to get more fat into your diet, as well. I make a great diabetic cheesecake with only 5 carbs per slice. Get an ice cream maker. I make all kinds of flavored ice creams with zero carb and 1 protein, 24 grams of fat. It has taken me months to learn how to eat all over again, but you can do it. Go to the recipes section on here. They have amazing recipes.

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I don't see where you're eating any excessive carbs, but I wonder if you're getting enough fats in your meals. If you're eating those eggs cold, think about mashing them up with full fat mayonnaise. If they're hot - melt a bunch of butter with 'em. Or do as Pat does, add in several strips of bacon.

I keep hard-cooked eggs in the fridge most of the time, and a really quick meal is egg salad - coupla eggs mashed with mayo & mustard.

As for the roast & veggies, our Daytona stumbled upon a trick for adding butter to it, and it should work with any roast beef, not only brisket. Butter Brisket!

Feel free to add copious amounts of butter to everything, and adding cream to your coffee/tea is another good way to get more fats, plus several of us who use coconut oil regularly, add a spoonful of that to our coffee. Any way you can get more fats going for you, will help with the hunger.

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Your body is starving no matter how much you eat because the insulin/glucose mix isn't effective in giving you energy. The only energy source you have left is fats.

I know before dxed I would eat a double whopper on the way home from work before dinner.

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Hunger many times is from lowering blood glucose it doesn't have to be low, just that they are lowering make the body response with hunger. If you eat carbs your blood sugar goes up and when lowering it gives you hunger. Like other have said try eat good fats when hungry it will calm down hunger and will not raise your blood sugar that will start the roller coaster again.

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