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Never Ending Hunger.... What Do I Do?

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I have never ending hunger even though I eat and eat. After I eat I'm full for about 1hr and then I'm dizzy/cloudy/energyless again, so I eat more and it goes away again for an hour, then dizzy/cloudy/painful stomach all over again. I think this is happening because I just got off gluten again. Is that possible? What can I do to fix this? Any suggestions?

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This effect is pretty common and it will pass after a bit. Until then do make sure you are eating as cleanly as possible with as much whole unprocessed food as you can. Some find Pepto Bismal liquid helps with the stomach pain. Do drop dairy for a bit and since soy can also be a problem for us you may want to limit the amount of soy you are taking in also.

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Classic signs of eating too much white carbohydrates and sugars.

Eat more protein, fat, and vegetables, and lay off the other stuff. Olive oil, nuts, avocado, coconut milk, dark gluten-free chocolate, eggs, butter & cheese if you tolerate it. Cheese may take awhile.

Don't forget to drink plenty of water.

Take a gluten free multivitamin with lots of B complex, and mineral supplement for calcium and magnesium and vitamin D. This will help with the malnourishment and the cravings.

You have my sympathy.

Sometimes the best breakfast is eggs and sauteed vegetables, with a side of gluten free, grain free flatbread made with nuts, seeds, and olive oil, but most people are programmed to want cereal. Other things that are filling for the atypical breakfast are homemade refried beans on tortilla topped with an egg and salsa, or cucumber salad as a side dish, or pumpkin with coconut milk.

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Yes, this is common and a sign of eating too many simple carbs that your stomach easily digests and passes through. Unfortunately, these are the foods most people crave and changing your diet isn't easy. Simple carbs are the kinds of foods that you find in the middle of the grocery store - processed foods that are packaged - do a google search so you can see what they are.

Proteins are great. Complex carbs stick around in your stomach longer than simple carbs since it takes a while to digest these foods - simple carbs are already broken down so little digestion is needed. Dairy and fruits are simple, but contain needed vitamins and minerals. Legumes, starchy veggies, and whole grains are complex. You need all of them. Balance your diet among all of these natural foods and stay away from the middle of the store. Ban the soda, chips, candy, rice pasta, and white rice. They keep you from eating the foods you need for getting proper nutrition. They also digest very quickly because they're simple carbs, so you eat and then you're hungry again in an hour or so.

To get you started: Apple + peanut butter is a good snack

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In addition to the great advice given, remember to eat to live and not live to eat. If you know you eating proper amounts to satisfy proper nutrients for yourself then learn to control (ignore) those cravings.

As previously stated, make sure to eat a healthy whole foods diet inclusive of proper fat intake.

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yes, try eating more protein - i have the 'bottomless pit' thing going on some days. i eat plenty of nuts (and sometimes greek yogurt or a combination) also my snackie mix is honey-nut chex, cashews, sometimes some dried cranberries. seems to satisfy the "fatty" <<who ate every hour on the hour yesterday!! but i didn't care because i was 1)home 2)eating small meals and 3)just got some rudi's bread for the first time. O MY GOSH it is delicious!!!!! i toasted it and put egg salad and prosciutto on it yummy mcyummmz from yummy county :D

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