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Old 12-22-2012, 09:55   #1
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This week I began to eat more for breakfast. I had a couple of eggs and double servings of bacon with a buttered "magic roll" and cup of tea most days. When midday lunch time came I just felt like a light snack. Supper I feel like eating my regular cooked large meal for the day and have no night time hunger at all.

Since being diagnosed with diabetes and reducing carbs, I have been hungry even though I was eating well. Increasing breakfast size seems to have helped with the midday hunger. Now all I need is to substitute bacon since I don't believe I would want it as often as I did this week.

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That sounds like what I do. I've always been a breakfast person. Now, on LC/HF, I eat a large breakfast without paying any attention to whether I'm "hungry" or not, it's just my obligatory meal. I love the way it makes me feel for the rest of the day. Literally, all other food is purely optional.

I may snack on nuts and coffee in the middle of the day, never eat an actual lunch and even at night there's no real issue if I eat dinner or don't. Then again, that breakfast can be 1100 calories so I guess it makes sense. Here's what I eat most days:

3 eggs fried in coconut oil and butter
1 espresso with 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1/8 cup whipping cream steamed in
1/4 cup "lebna" similar to Greek yogurt mixed with 1/4 cup table cream with pomegranate seeds sprinkled on top
1 cucumber with salt
6 - 10 Greek Kalamata olives
1-2 pieces of high-fat cheese, Kiri or Laughing Cow or feta

It usually comes out to about 80% of calories from fat, 8% from carbs and 12% from protein. Really, really makes my day! It's the only meal I care about. I almost never miss it.

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That sounds like what I do. I've always been a breakfast person. Now, on LC/HF, I eat a large breakfast without paying any attention to whether I'm "hungry" or not, it's just my obligatory meal. I love the way it makes me feel for the rest of the day. Literally, all other food is purely optional.

I may snack on nuts and coffee in the middle of the day, never eat an actual lunch and even at night there's no real issue if I eat dinner or don't. Then again, that breakfast can be 1100 calories so I guess it makes sense. Here's what I eat most days:

3 eggs fried in coconut oil and butter
1 espresso with 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1/8 cup whipping cream steamed in
1/4 cup "lebna" similar to Greek yogurt mixed with 1/4 cup table cream with pomegranate seeds sprinkled on top
1 cucumber with salt
6 - 10 Greek Kalamata olives
1-2 pieces of high-fat cheese, Kiri or Laughing Cow or feta

It usually comes out to about 80% of calories from fat, 8% from carbs and 12% from protein. Really, really makes my day! It's the only meal I care about. I almost never miss it.
Not sure I could eat that much at one time; but this past week has shown me that a larger breakfast is definitely the way to go.

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Like you I haven't been hungry as much either. But I been putting down to summer and the heat. I eat more in winter and less in summer.

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Like you I haven't been hungry as much either. But I been putting down to summer and the heat. I eat more in winter and less in summer.
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Besides experimenting with increasing breakfast to stave of hunger, I have noticed that foods with artificial sweeteners causes ravishing hunger as well. For that reason, I have had to stop cooking/baking with them and empty my cupboards of them. This, eliminating of artificial sweeteners seem to have contributed to less hunger as well. I am not sure if anyone else has experienced hunger associated with artificial sweeteners.

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Salim, as a male 3 eggs are not that huge coupled with the little yoghurt and a cucumber.

If only I can get myself to eat anything in the morning before noon. I dont eat that much food, but will snuck in a little fruit.

I dont by any artificial sweeteners. I suppose it would be needed for LC cakes, but other than that for me its adjusting the taste buds. I dont crave 'sweets', per se, more the lightness of fruit to a heavier meal.

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OWC made a remarkable comment just the other day . . . he said he was never hungry while in ketosis. I was surprised he put that together, but I'm delighted he did.

During two hospital stays after his heart attack, he got off the rails due to their devoted adherence to the ADA diet - bread, potatoes, even sweets. And since then he's been less diligent about LCHF - eggnog being his one acute seasonal vice. But now he's ready to go again, and looking forward to being not hungry anymore! What a great fringe benefit of our WOE!




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I am not sure if anyone else has experienced hunger associated with artificial sweeteners.
Definitely malitol will do that for me. If I have some sugar-free candy with malitol in it, it will make me want more. If I give in and have more (aside from the intestinal issues) it will make me crave carbs and anything else I can get my mouth around.

The other artificial sweeteners don't seem to have that effect on me and I use them quite a bit as I like sweet things.

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Maltitol spikes me same as sugar, and xylitol does bad things to my insides. Spenda seems OK. Aspartame used to trigger huge cravings years ago, but maybe they've refined it because it doesn't anymore. But before eating lower-carb, I could eat bags of chips and several chocolate bars and still be ravenous.

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Maltitol spikes me same as sugar, and xylitol does bad things to my insides. Spenda seems OK. Aspartame used to trigger huge cravings years ago, but maybe they've refined it because it doesn't anymore. But before eating lower-carb, I could eat bags of chips and several chocolate bars and still be ravenous.
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Interesting that you can pinpoint the adverse affects and correlate then with specific sweeteners. I'm wondering if something similar is happening to me. I am finding that chocolate is definitely problematic. Regardless of which form it comes in, chocolate, even in very small amounts, still causes addictive longings for more sugar that carries with it non stop hunger.

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