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Old 10-03-2018, 01:34 AM  
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Default Re: Frantic emotional eating

Originally Posted by CANDC View Post
Hi SoftGrey . Welcome to Psych Central. I am sorry you feel compelled to eat.

I was always hungry when I was on a high carb low protein diet. I was given a diet for Hypoglycemia which was high protein and low carb. My appetite lessened over time. What I think was happening was my body was over producing insulin when I ate big carb meals and lowered my blood sugar so I was always hungry.

I now eat foods like tofu (soy curd), scrambled egg white (high in protein), yogurt and or milk. For sweetening I use a banana instead of maple syrup or sugar. I experimented with high protein diet where I had low carb snack or meal every 3 hours and it really helped me feel more energetic and less hungry.

Carbs tend to be a way that people gain weight although peanut butter, sweetened cereals and other high calorie foods can make maintaining present weight challenging. Check with your doctor if you are on a medically prescribed doctor before changing or experimenting with different diet.

Thank you for your reply I actually just tried going low carb for a month and my compulsive eating got worse, so Iíve just decided to stop. I have food allergies and always crave those foods, so Iím getting some tests done to check if there are others Iím missing.

I have had digestive issues since I was a child so I wonder if itís linked
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