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Thursday, October 16, 2008

As the satnav photo says...Ignore Sat Nav. The other part is in Welsh and I am welsh illiterate so can only guess its the welsh version of the instruction. LOL.
This could easily be the story of my journey in to weightloss.

I read all the time, about how fruits should be one of the cornerstones of a healthy diet.
well no problem with that, unless that person is me.
thing is....I love fruits....I eat loads of the stuff.
Only problem is....some of them make me so ravenously hungry, its hard to stick to my weight loss plan should I eat any of such ones.

I can do plums and nectarines and satsumas and oranges.
how about melons and bananas and apples......those are a no no.

This would not be so worrisome, were it not for the fact that HUNGER is the hill, on which my battle with reducing my weight is consistently lost.

I have an emotional reaction to hunger that is quite irrational.
it traumatises me. In fact I have been known to have a Post Traumatic stress reaction to a hunger episode.
Even after I have stuffed my face, I may find I am still shaking. Hence my abhorrence for anything that will make me hungry.

So when I see fruits listed as a great great way to eat healthy....I have a wry smile and I think 'if only'.
Now vegetables....MMmmmm those are my best friends.
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    Wow, Roberta! Are you sure you're not me??

    I thought I was the only one who got hungrier after eating an apple than I was before I ate it!

    I struggle w/hypoglycemia, bordering on diabetes.....I still haven't found the right healthy combo for me, but I'm working on it.

    Thanks for this post....it helped me feel like I'm not alone.

    Hugs to you, honeypie!
    3775 days ago
    "HUNGER is the hill, on which my battle with reducing my weight is consistently lost."

    That is so well written. . . and so true. I can see the hill and it is covered with all of the 'cravings mines' waiting for me to trip them. Boom! There is a craving for strawberries! Boom! There is one for pumpkin pie! Boom! There is yet another one for chocolate! OMG! It is the Latte Bomb!

    Thanks for the insight. Perhaps it will keep me on the straight and narrow. . . or at least a path through the cravings.
    3791 days ago
    I too have terrible reactions to some fruits. Apples and bananas make horribly hungry, so much so my doctor told me some time ago to cut bananas out of my diet altogether. It has to do with the sugar content and its impact on your blood sugar. Apples are supposedly lower on the Glycemic Index, but I have to eat them with either cheese or peanut butter (protein plus fat) in order for them not to leave me starving.

    I rely on peaches, strawberries, cantaloupe and the occasional apple. I still only eat one fruit serving per day, though.
    3797 days ago
    One of the things that we all should learn about ourselves on this expedition... is how our body reacts to certain foods... and even exercise and time of day and all that... There's no one size fits all plan that works for every person - you have to do what works best for you...
    3805 days ago
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