I can eat tons of carbs without getting satisfied. Even if my stomach already seems to explode my brain still says "eat it, eat it!".
It's the same with any carb-source. I can add some vegetables here and there without overeating, though.
The question is, is there any evidence that a low-carb paleo diet (which has helped my in many ways so far, by the way) can reverse this symptoms, which are, as far as I know, based on a broken metabolism?
I don't want to eat that way all my life. I want to enjoy sweet potatoes and other starchy vegetables, some nuts and also fruits and being satisfied after having eaten it.
Are there other ways to heal or change carb metabolism in a way to increase satiety? Off course I am eating the carbohydrates together with protein and fats, but it doesn't change anything.
Ah, I am very thin by the way. Could always eat the whole day before going lc paleo without gaining any weight.
I used to be like this! Fell off the wagon more times than I could count! It's apparently leptin resistance. Mine has reversed (yay!).
I'm still diabetic though, so working on that :-)
Once you lose the leptin resistance, something happens and you feel full when you're full! I can't say more than eat paleo, low carb (not vlc, just low carb) and it will happen with time.
Have you tried overcooked oversalted 100% buckwheat noodles. Chris made some for me this weekend. They kind of tasted like glue and cardboard. Definitely a perfect example of food unreward.
How do you eat your sweet potatoes? Have you tried eating them plain? I buy the white-fleshed varieties and slice them about .75cm thick, cover the surface of a plate and microwave them for about 7 minutes. There's no compulsion attached to it, even though I think it tastes pretty good this way. It would be quite different if I were mashing and buttering them.
I know this runs contrary to a lot of advice that you should always "cover" carbs with protein/fat but have you tried eating the carbs separately? I find the only way I can ever overeat things like potatoes or even rice is if I'm eating them mixed with a lot of delicious fat or meat. Plain sweet potatoes taste good, but not so delicious that I won't stop when I've had enough...unless there's a lot of butter or oil involved. Adding all the fat seems to increase the amount of carbs I need to eat to feel satiated, oddly enough.
Edit: I should add the caveat that I've never had trouble eating carbs so what works for me might not be a good thing for you to try. But I thought I would suggest it anyway.
I sometimes get times of pseudo constant hunger (I say pseudo because I know it's not real hunger) and usually crave more carbs/sweets than usual. Then I understand that my liver is cranky (can also be low stomach acid). So I usually takes some dandelion (leaf or root depending on what I need) and fermented foods (which detox the liver too and curb the cravings for sweet/starchy foods) and increase the fats. I eat root veggies and bake with chestnut flour (when I need baked goods) since I can't go super low carb (history of hypoglycemia) but I find that since going grain free my glycemia is more stable (my appetite too).
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