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Appetite Control

Appetite Control

Any suggestions about supplements, protein drink, etc for appetite control. I need to lose weight bad. My A1C is good
I suffer from not feeling full and getting hungry easily. I had thought about using Metimucil for appetite control
I work at a place where we can't eat at our desk unless special occasion. We do have a 15 minute break available.
My issue is half the time, I forget to take it. I know snacks are important for glucose control.
Anyone enjoy any smoothies or protein drinks… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Again, all types of fibre even so called 'good' carbs WILL raise your blood sugar. The only way to know if you CAN eat these types of food is to test, the meter never lies, it tells it like it is.....it will show you the difference between a carb loaded meal, and one with only carbs from vegetables.

As far as meal supplements are concerned, anything that says it is 'good' for diabetics, is probably not. Anything that has to advertise that it is 'good' for anything is usually just a sales pitch. There are some good protein drink supplements around, Atkins does some, no doubt others exist. The main hing to look for on the label is the 'carbohydrate' count. Some people just look at sugar and it says 6% which doesn't sound bad, but when you look at the carb count it could be 36g carbs in the drink. That is truly a full meal amount. These are not drinks you would have as a snack for instance. The main thing I am saying is please by careful and read labels....it will say carbohydrate there, so just look. If it looks too high for you, check some other kinds to find the lowest. Once you find one you like try it, and then test afterwards to see how high it shot up your blood sugar. If it is s small amount 1 mmil or 18 points, that would not be too bad.

posted about 6 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

My suggestion, at least what works for me (being a bulk eater) is to start my day with purely protein. Several eggs, maybe some cheese melted on scrambled or bacon/sausage and over med eggs. I find I don´t get hungry as quickly and don´t even reach for the in-between meal snacks. Lunch and Supper are Packed with protein and low carb vegies. As much as I want to eat honestly. I stay away from fruits because of the high Carb content and absolutely NO potatoes, rice, bread of any kind. I eat 30 carbs or less every day. I started out needing to lose about 130 pounds. I am down 60 pounds, feel completely satisfied 99% of the time and my blood sugars are well under control. BIG SUGGESTION: if you do decide to do this, when you have a craving for something like chocolate, cakes, cookies....whatever is sweet and high carb, or potatoes, rice, bread, etc., give yourself permission once a month to eat them! One day only!! Its a great reward system and helps me stay on track for the whole month! remember..... when you eat carbs, you will crave carbs....and that craving gets pretty unbearable sometimes.

posted about 6 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I was told to eat those proteins. There is a pecking order to how our digestive system processes. proteins take longer and because of that you stay fuller longer. I think fiber is another one that keeps the hungers away.

posted over 6 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

glucerna has 16 carbs or u could take some cut up carrots or an apple or cutup cukes in a ziplock baggie take with u to work for ur breaks

posted almost 5 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

The less carbohydrates you eat, the less you will crave them and if you replace these carbs with good fats and protein you will not be hungry or have cravings. Even "good' carbs like whole wheat and whole grain are best avoided, especially until you have excellent control and then may be able to add a little back into the food plan.

posted about 6 years ago
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