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Frustrated with body's false starving signals

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  • Posted By: andi25
  • August 28, 2010
  • 05:17 AM

I'm always extra hungry as of the past few months and I'm not sure why. Usually in between and after meals. :( Especially bad at night if I exercised at all that day. It's so bad lately sometimes it's worse than pain. And it doesn't seem to go away unless I eat a LOT of food, then I feel fine...

Okay to be clear I will start by saying this is not the normal kind of hungry feeling you get from not drinking enough water, not getting enough complex carbs, fruits, veggies, healthy lean proteins, not getting enough exercise etc. I am a healthy eater and have dealt with and defeated many stubborn cravings in the past and I am familiar with those.

This kind doesn't go away when I do all of the old tricks and is very very hard to ignore because it's often doubled up with slower mental function and a general frustration feeling inside. Basically I have to fight the urge to just eat everything in sight to temporarily "quiet" this beast so I can concentrate on things I like to do instead.

I've gained 45 lbs in 8 months and I really don't want to gain any more. My joints are starting to hurt because of the added weight...so I decided to try 'dieting' through the pain for a couple days in a row to see what would happen...also boosted exercise a little. That messed with my sense of taste (yes you read right). Every time I eat something sweet when I diet through the pain of hunger, my taste buds play very weird tricks on me and sugary things taste like artificial sweeteners or something... (earlier in the year my taste has gone from completely gone to fully normal within 24 hour periods so this isn't totally shocking).

I get the same hours of sleep I always have, about 7, but I never wake up feeling rested anymore like I used to.

My doc gave me a special multivitamin to take with meals to help regulate blood sugar and metabolize food better, but they don't really help the hungry feeling. I don't know what to do. :confused: I've been to 4 different doctors this year and no answers.

I know I don't have diabetes, and I don't intuitively feel like it's my blood sugar causing this. The patterns don't completely match up. It feels more like a hormone thing.

I realize this post is abit scattered but I'm posting in the faint hopes someone will know something of what I'm talking about and possibly have a useful piece to add to this puzzle. I'm getting worried and desperate for answers.


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