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Why Am I Hungry After I Eat?

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Does this happen to anyone else?

Today I'm nervous to let my sugars fall down low again and end up binging like I did yesterday. I haven't been able to get to the drug store to buy glucose tabs, so I made sure I packed a bunch of healthy snacks with at least 15 carbs and 100 calories so that I would have go to food that is measured. No cookies for me today.

Third block is my planning period, so I try to eat a snack during that block to get me to lunch. Today I was a little hungry, but not crazy hungry so I thought the snack would help keep the sugars steady and get rid of my little bit of hunger.

Thirty minutes after my snack and now I'm ravenous. I'm so hungry. The snack didn't fill me, instead, it seemed to set me off. I feel like I could eat everything in my lunch box without regrets, but I don't want to, I want to hold on and do this right and be good.

Why is a snack making me like this?
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    Might want to go for a protein snack, as others have suggested.
    Whats this about glucose pills, are you diabetic?
    Do you know that your blood glucose is high... did you measure it with a blood glucose meter or are you going on symptoms?

    Sometimes when you are dehydrated, you'll mistake thirst for hunger.
    So make sure you are well hydrated and have some water with your snacks and meals.

    There is a difference between hunger and appetite.
    Hunger is your body's need for feul.
    Appetite is what makes one want a treat when they are bored, frustrated, emotional... want a break from whatever stress they are under...or simply at the end of a full meal and want a yummy dessert.

    IMO the first step is to ask yourself...
    Is this hunger or is this appetite?

    If you think its hunger, then test your theory buy a glucose meter.

    Walmart has one that's pretty inexpensive, as are the disposable glucose strips, called Relion). You prick your finger with a loaded lancet and test your blood.

    Sometimes the problem is excess cortisol.
    This is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands.
    Cortisol is released to mediate stress levels.

    Let me know if you need anymore help with this.
    What I've said here is all that I can responsibly recommend without more information.
    In any case, have a fun, healthy day!
    : )
    1960 days ago
  • ELAYNE39
    It looks like you are spiking your blood sugar levels with what you are choosing for your snacks. That will set you off wanting more. You should eat something about every 2 to 3 hours, so actually having a snack between breakfast and lunch and another between lunch and dinner is important. The idea is not to keep your blood sugar high, its to keep it even. If you keep your blood sugar high, your pancreas releases insulin to bring it down to a normal level. A high level of insulin in your body does not allow it to burn fat. By keeping your blood sugar even in a normal range, your body can burn more fat. You may want to rethink what you are eating for snacks. I go for a protien/carb balance with mine.
    1960 days ago
    What did you have for your snack? Did it have high fructose corn syrup or a variation thereof? If so, that might be the cause. That's what always does it for me.
    1960 days ago
    Usually too many simple carbs cause me to feel hungry immediately after I've eaten. Not always the case, but maybe consider a relatively high fat, high protein snack/meal instead.
    1960 days ago
  • CHUM48
    Binging brings this in for me! When I binge the next day I'm just starving!
    1960 days ago
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