Welcome to SparkPeople! I have found that when I eat carbs, especially white ones like sugar, bread, rice, pasta, cakes, cookies etc. I feel hungry soon after AND, I crave the sweets. So, I switched to all whole grains and, stopped drinking sodas and eating cakes and cookies until I got my weight into the normal range. I went on the McDougall Plan diet and found, to my surprise, that when I ate this vegan diet, I was feeling full, even though I was eating fewer calories than I was supposed to eat, and had to snack at night to get my calories up. Since my calories and protein levels were way below what SP said I should be eating, but I still felt full, I tried adding a glass of fat free milk, an egg, or some cheese to breakfast to see if that helped. I don't know if you want to do a vegetarian or a vegan diet, though.
Dr. McDougall, in his Health Supporting Diet, I believe is the title, gives examples of people who got their blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar levels into the normal ranges within days for the BP and, I believe, for the sugar, and a few weeks for the cholesterol, by following his vegan diet suggestions and doing a small amount of exercise.
Good luck to you on your getting healthy, and changing your eating habits, quest!
Edited by: BENTON1948 at: 6/7/2012 (15:37)
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