I have a question I'll bet you haven't heard; I have been trying to diet and exercise for the last 8 months. I have no problems with the exercise; I do 1 hour of aerobics wth interval training at least 5 days a week. My prblem is sticking wth the diet. I have chronic gastritis and my main symptom is hunger; all the time. It doesn't matter what I eat or how much I eat the hunger pangs are always with me. I take Nexium 2 times a day but it doesn't help much. Any suggestions?View Thread
Well, the article was interesting but didn't quite answer my question! On one hand it said artificial sweetners would be healthier for diabetics (of which I am not) than eating regular sugar which would lead a person to assume that artificials did not cause spikes in blood sugar levels but by the same token said with chronic use, over the years, may cause metabolic syndrome which I associate with blood sugar spikes. So, since I am older and don't care about long-term use effects I will go with the sucralose!View Thread
I switched to sucralose because I didn't want the sugar spikes that increase cortisol levels and cause so much damage with real sugars. Am I right in assuming you don't get the spikes with artificial sugars?View Thread
Thanx for your reply Dr. Yeah, I get the protein wth the carb mix; I eat oatmeal wth whey protein for breakfast and that meal lasts the longest of the day as far as feeling sated. And I do call my eating a "healthy lifestyle change"; simply b-cause i am eating healthier. I am a retired nurse so I understand about the gastritis and stress link but I consider myself one of the less-stressed people I know. The gastritis is a double-edged sword in the fact that not only do I feel hunger pangs all the time but when I eat a decent meal it takes the pain away in my stomach. I try to eat more nuts throughout the day; so far I have incorporated sunflower seeds and walnuts. Thanx again Dr!View Thread
Hi Doc: I eat oatmeal every AM because its healthy, lowfat and low calorie. The problem I have with it is that it bloats me terribly. Do you have any suggestions on how to prevent that? Thanx for any help!!View Thread
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