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Anyone Have Problems With Satiation?

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I can't get full like I used to. Either I'm hungry, not that hungry, or unable to eat anymore and near dead. Maybe I'm hallucinating, but I thought there was an inbetween where it felt like the stomach was pleasantly packed but not too full. I haven't experienced that in forever.

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I've been that way for years now. It's kind of embarassing really. I'll eat as much as my husband before I stop. Then I feel miserable. Usually I think it's just that my stomach IS full...but my mouth is not. ;) I think I miss that chewiness that so many glutenous foods have.

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i am the bottomless pit! people can't believe how much i eat. usually i eat small amounts very, very frequently, but lately it seems like it takes so much for me to get full. my biggest problem is being constantly hungry. i eat cream of buckwheat several mornings a week and that used to hold me for three hours -- now i'm lucky if i'm not starving in an hour and a half! i keep telling myself it is the stress of the upcoming wedding, but i really don't know. :( the worst part is that i turn evil when i'm hungry, which is all the time! and i snack like crazy. *sigh*

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Shortly after I stopped eating gluten, I started getting intense cravings for protein. I ate HUGE quantities for a long time -- both protein and carbs. Now that I have been gluten-free for more than a year, I am eating a more normal quantity. I assumed that my increased consumption was in response to my body finally starting to absorb nutrients. THere was a lot of catching up to do.

I also wonder if part of the issue with appetite is that we're so used to eating until our tummies hurt. Without that response, maybe we just don't know when to stop.

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Sometimes I'm starving after a breakfast of just fruit. I'm doing better after adding peanut butter to the menu. I think it'd be easier if I could have some dairy or something. Eating some protein and fat definitely goes a long way to satisfying your hunger.

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Remember that gluten is a protein. If you leave it out of your diet, you might need to add some other source of protein in order to feel full in the same way. You also might need to learn to recognize other signs of eating enough, because you just might not get the same feeling in your stomach, even though you in fact have eaten enough.

For the first year gluten free, I also craved protein. I figured there were some nutrients I needed so I just ate what I felt like I needed to eat. Now after three years it's gotten more normal where I can even go a day eating just fruit, grains and veggies and not feel deprived. Though i still prefer at least one meal with some meat.

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the worst part is that i turn evil when i'm hungry, which is all the time!

Yeah, this is a lot like me, I also get shakey and kind of zone out. For years, as long as I had fat with a meal, I would stay full, but lately not even that is helping. I definitely can't just have fruit by itself...that doesn't do anything for my hunger. Fat still seems to do the best job, but it's just not working like it used to.

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Are you all getting enough saturated fat? Coconut oil (non-hydrogenated, of course) is extremely healthy saturated fat, that might help you with those hunger pains.

My oldest daughter started losing weight when she started on the gluten-free diet a few months ago. She is 5'6", and went down to 113 pounds. And was always hungry, too. I advised her to use coconut oil and almond butter (no peanuts allowed in her house because of allergies). Her weight is up to 118 pounds again (she has never been more than 120, other than when she was pregnant, of course), and she feels much more energetic now.

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Are you all getting enough saturated fat? Coconut oil (non-hydrogenated, of course) is extremely healthy saturated fat, that might help you with those hunger pains.

My oldest daughter started losing weight when she started on the gluten-free diet a few months ago. She is 5'6", and went down to 113 pounds. And was always hungry, too. I advised her to use coconut oil and almond butter (no peanuts allowed in her house because of allergies). Her weight is up to 118 pounds again (she has never been more than 120, other than when she was pregnant, of course), and she feels much more energetic now.

I did something similar. When I added more eggs, avocado, raw milk (won't work for the casein intolerant), and raw cheese, I started feeling less hungry all the time and actually gained some weight. But stress DOES burn calories mondo big-time, I only gained my last ten pounds AFTER a great deal of stress was lifted from me, maybe you could try yoga and eat more healthy fat?

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Damn, that sucks. I follow a high fat (including high saturated) and moderate protein diet with veggies. So that's like all the fulfilling things right there.

Whenever I eat grains or starch for my weekly carb load, the hunger is even greater and I feel like I can still eat even if my stomach feels uncomfortable.

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Aw Pyro...the same thing with me. That's what I'm talking about.

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ditto here too. I do lots of fat and protein and still most days I could eat every hour and still not be satisfied.

I eat more than my husband who's 6'1 and 200lb and I'm 5'5 at 110lb.

I'm starting to wonder If I'm feeding a tape worm :o

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Damn, that sucks. I follow a high fat (including high saturated) and moderate protein diet with veggies. So that's like all the fulfilling things right there.

Whenever I eat grains or starch for my weekly carb load, the hunger is even greater and I feel like I can still eat even if my stomach feels uncomfortable.

"Weekly carb load"? I don't get it..... (forgive my ignorance, is this a dieter's thing?)

My doctor tested me for tapeworm once too, before I went gluten-free. I started feeling less hungry al the time when I left a stressful job and started working out more. And added all the extra good fats. You may also have a vitamin deficiency, and that's why your body keep stelling you to eat.

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Your not alone. I have always felt either starving or full. The whole "eat till your satisfied" things gets under my skin because there does not seem to be any in-between.

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Your not alone. I have always felt either starving or full. The whole "eat till your satisfied" things gets under my skin because there does not seem to be any in-between.

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It sure does help to know I am not alone on this crazy constant hunger thing! I wish I knew what the answer is.

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"Weekly carb load"? I don't get it..... (forgive my ignorance, is this a dieter's thing?)

Yes. Every week I eat a ton of carbs in one day to help me in the gym/daily life for the rest of the week.

I'm chalking it up to vitamin deficiency for us. Celiac & Malabsorbtion go hand in hand, so it is likely. God.. what doesn't this disease do?

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I know this may sound crazy! I have the opposite problem! I can't eat much in on sitting (never have been able too). YES...I'm hungry about hour 1/2 later so I eat a small thing again.

One thing that REALLY fills me up is veggies & protien together...I can go for 3 hours if I eat a meal of veggies & protein.

My favorite is a big salad of romaine, carrot shreds, thinly sliced scallion, grilled chix, some good cheese (I personally prefer Tillamook mild cheddar), grape tomatoes. Then I top with Ken's Vidalia Onion dressing. Crunch a few curly cornchips on for crunch (or add some kind of nut/seed). It's one of the only meals that lasts me.

:)

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I think that mine has to do with an eating disorder thing. Because that there are so many things that I "Can no longer have", when I find things that I can have, that taste good to me, I tend to eat them like there is no tomorrow.

I have been known to sit down and eat a whole 16 oz. bag of Tinkyada pasta mixed with chicken and veggies. When I am done, I am so stuffed that I can't move. But, I can't seem to stop myself from doing it.

Other times, I am satisfied with a piece of cheese and a fruit.

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I think that mine has to do with an eating disorder thing. Because that there are so many things that I "Can no longer have", when I find things that I can have, that taste good to me, I tend to eat them like there is no tomorrow.

I have been known to sit down and eat a whole 16 oz. bag of Tinkyada pasta mixed with chicken and veggies. When I am done, I am so stuffed that I can't move. But, I can't seem to stop myself from doing it.

Other times, I am satisfied with a piece of cheese and a fruit.

Hey, it's better than eating a whole cake.

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I can't get full like I used to. Either I'm hungry, not that hungry, or unable to eat anymore and near dead. Maybe I'm hallucinating, but I thought there was an inbetween where it felt like the stomach was pleasantly packed but not too full. I haven't experienced that in forever.

Pyro, sorry but the answer might depend on your weight and body fat ratio...

Simple explanation:

The body only has one way of saying its missing something... actually its two but they are both overlapping.

The body has a hard time differentiating needing protein, carbs, salt and even nicotine...

Think about it we just feel 'hungry' like something is missing and we get stomach gripes... (these are the two overlapping mechanisms but both are broadly hunger.

Ok so its a bit more complex... the body seems to be able to give subtle signals.. like cravings for salty food or other types and even pica type behaviour. (We did a whole thread on pica once)..

As an example I had a friend who was working out a lot and was getting cramps not to mention little heart flutters. After working out she went and got chinese food.

I gave her some potassium and magnesium salts and the cramps disappeared along with the craving for Chinese food.

My reasoning was she was craving salt because she had a potassium and probably magnesium inbalance and eating more sodium just made it worse but her body was just craving 'salt'.

I got her to supplement for 3 days, especially before and after workout with a baby diarrhea supplement and introduced K rich foods like apricots and bananas and it hasn't come back.

This is possibly the same thing... you are eating because your body is missing something BUT it doesn't know quite what!

Even after you eat it still needs this 'something' and so you still feel hungry.

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