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[QUOTE=jen52983;3000151]me again.. haha

I was thinking about your post and still wonder why your doctor would jump right to diet pills? I mean, do you feel its a diet problem rather than say, a medical problem? When you eat, then eat again b/c you're not full are you eating a second helping of a full meal? If that's the case, I could see your doctor's concern for your diet and weight in relation to a weight/diet problem.

If you find yourself still hungry after eating a full mean, try snacking on healthy foods; fruits and veggies. This should at least help with the weight gaining. I mean, you don't want to eat a cheeseburger and fries for dinner, then extra fries and maybe a 2nd burger b/c you're still hungry! You'll definitely gain weight that way!

There are some foods that help curb appetites. A few I've heard about off hand are almonds, grapefruit and pickles. There's some ingredient in almonds that tells your stomach it's full/satisfied. The vinager in pickles "shrinks" your stomach, which helps the stomach feel full longer. And I'm guessing that the citrus in grapefruit may have the same effect as the vinager.. I'm not sure about that one.

If you're not already, then definitely start snacking on healthy things when you find yourself feeling hungry. Also, try lessening the portion size of your main meal. It's better ("they" say) to eat more through out the day, but of smaller and healthier servings. This keeps your metabolism up so you burn calories. Also... exercise.

Maybe it's a mind over matter thing? But I say it still can't hurt to get a second or third doctor's opinion. If you are eating healthy but still feel hungry, there could be something medical going on. Is the weight your gaining mostly in your stomach, more like you're bloated? Do you feel fatigued throughout the day, have headaches, feel weak maybe, or just "not right?" Anything like that could be caused by not getting the nutrients from the food you are eating.. which leads me to believe its something medical. If nothing else does seem wrong.. then maybe it is just a matter of changing your diet.

Sorry this is so long!! Take care! :D[/QUOTE]


I think it's just to the point that he has no idea what is wrong, this has been going on for over 2 yrs with me. It was worse! I would sweat so bad in the middle of the night when I got up it looked like I got out of the shower, and again, starving! I drive 1 hour to and from work. I can't tell you how many times I pulled off the freeway cause I felt like I was going to pass out. I never leave the house with out snacks. And yes! You're right, almonds are great. I also eat yogurts, and apples. I eat a whole wheat turkey sandwich everyday with cottage cheese. My co-workers make in fun of me :)
I do think though that when I first started having these symptoms, I would eat anything. I was just so hungry that I didn't care what I ate, all I knew is if I didn't eat, I would feel like I would pass out. Funny though, even eating I still didn't feel good. It's like trial and error now when it comes to food I eat and how I feel after. I am sensitive to sugar for some reason which sucks! :) I've never been overweight in my life!!! I think what's so depressing is what is causing this and why? At least when I gained weight when I was pregnant with my 2 children, I knew why.
I have days where the hunger just won't go away, some days are ok. I try to exercise, this is something I don't do enough of. I am just so darn tired. I manage a 45 min walk 2-3 times a week. I know, not enough.

You're AWESOME! Thanks for your concern.

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