mburns224 Posted March 3, 2017 Share Posted March 3, 2017 Okay ya'll, I'm pretty sure the answer to this question is probably out there already but I've been looking for awhile and now I'm just about out of time so I'm just going to ask - is there a good way to tell the difference between true hunger and sugar withdrawal/cravings? Today was Day 2 of my first Whole30 - I'm doing it mainly to gain a healthier emotional relationship with food, and also to address some health problems (joint inflammation and severe menstrual cramps, among others). I'm not overweight however, and I think I must have a pretty fast metabolism because I can pretty much eat All the Things and not have it impact my weight, and I'm almost always hungry (even not on the Whole30), and I've found that I feel better when I snack between meals. I think the hunger part could be due to the fact that the bulk of my diet comes from dairy, grains, and fruit (not on purpose, I just have very strong preferences (ahem, baby-addictions) for those foods) - so I probably have some blood sugar regulation problems from that? ANYHOW now that I'm not eating two of my three main food groups, and trying to limit fruit because I know it's a trigger food for me, I FEEL AWFUL! I mean, I feel great (really great, actually), until I start feeling hungry, and then I FEEL AWFUL! And all I can think about is GET ME SOME FOOD NOW BEFORE I PASS OUT! I start salivating, getting shaky, behind my eyes gets really sore/tight feeling, short of breath, and I can't sit still. I work at a school and today the kiddos were having lunch and the whole time I was watching them and thinking how great it would be if I could just have some of their food - doesn't matter what it is, I just NEED to eat. Today I got really dizzy during my exercise - semi-normal for me, but I don't remember it ever being that intense. I did have half an apple + almond butter right before. I know the goal is to try and let my body get used to just getting 3 nutritious, big-enough meals a day, and I'm willing to wait it out if this is still in the normal zone, but I want to make sure I'm not failing to give my body what it really needs. I typically get this hungry feeling in the morning when I wake up, around 10:30 AM (***This is when it's the worst), at midday, around 3, and around 6. Not sure if it's just because I'm used to snacking, or if it's because my metabolism is such that I really do need to snack, or maybe both - I'm used to it, so I need to go easy on myself until my body adapts to all the changes and can handle bigger, fewer meals? The other thing is I feel full after eating not all that much.......so to get enough in to hold me all the way to another meal, I have to really stuff myself. Which seems a little counter productive? I'd be so grateful for any thoughts you guys might have! Thank you!! Link to comment
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