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If you get cravings after your meals

Answered on October 19, 2013
Created October 18, 2013 at 9:16 AM

I had problems with hunger and cravings after my meals, most probably due to insulin resistance. But yesterday I found organic ginger in the store and in the evening I felt like having something warm. So I boild a few pieces of ginger and made home made tee. It tastes really good and I discovered that it takes my carvings away and actually makes me feel satisfied after my meals.

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on October 18, 2013
at 09:59 PM

Sounds like you might have insulin issues as well, hopefully paleo food will help battling that on a long term basis but the ginger te works well until you're there. And it tastes good as well! I love ginger!

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on October 18, 2013
at 09:54 PM

I think it's great for people to submit tips like this.

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on October 18, 2013
at 09:53 PM

Thanks for your advice. I seem to have cravings right after I finish my meal...it's like the meal stimulates my hunger signals or something, and it's difficult to stop eating sometimes.

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on October 18, 2013
at 09:48 AM

you kinda need to make this into some sort of question...

at least that's the way it use to work on the old paleohacks site, otherwise it got closed.

from memory ginger worked the same for me, when i had that 'problem'. I just used pickled ginger i bought in a jar. & i think it may have energised me as well, so if i ate ginger in the evening it would disturb my sleep

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on October 19, 2013
at 05:38 PM

That stopped hunger for me but not the cravings, my problem is that I get cravings even if I feel completely stuffed.

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on October 19, 2013
at 04:42 PM

I drink tea whenever I get cravings after meals too. But something I've recently noticed, is when I upped my fat intake in the mornings for breakfast, my cravings usually died down tremendously, so did my random hunger pangs. Just a little tip and telling you what worked for me~

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on October 19, 2013
at 05:15 AM

VLC is not an option during the transition phase and also when my hormones are working I would just dissapear. Right whe i stoppen BC they were functioning and people though I was on a diet cause I dissapeard just over a few weeks. I take magnesium but maybe I should try vitamin D. I also take chromium, also for the bloodsugar.

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on October 19, 2013
at 01:01 AM

I have the same problem. I find that if I eat VLC and/or if i eat liver/other organ meats and supplement magnesium and vitamin D "the munchies" go away.

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on October 18, 2013
at 06:13 PM

I'm reading mastering your metabolism right now, Jillian Michaels book about hormone and diet, the info in that book is backed up by endocrinologists and doctors. I've seen a lot of banners for Stefanie's book as well though but I think Jillians approach probably will suit me better since my background, diet and work out-wise is uch closer to hers than to Stephanies. But I realy apprciate the advise!

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on October 18, 2013
at 05:34 PM

@Supergirl,

Have you read Stefanie Ruper's PCOS Unlocked? I haven't, but it might contain some tips on coping with your issue.

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on October 18, 2013
at 05:02 PM

Jake, exactly, I have PCOS and that's why I have these insane cravings due to that reason. I'm also only on my 16th day of Paleo. I hope Paleo in time will help balance my hormones.

Samc, I'm totally stuffed, eating lots of veggies, fats and fatty meat/chicken etc. But having PCOS this is one of the symptoms. People are always amazed by the amount of food I eat, I hope in time I'll get it under control. I could easily eat 1000 gr candy at once. All the candy and white bread and pocessed food is even worse if you have PCOS since your hormones are much more sensitive. But thing is I did'nt know about it before. It's not that I'm fat, I'm quite muscular actually (one of the other symptoms of PCOS is that you build muscles much easier than a normal person would). I'm trying to NOT gain any muscles at all when exercising. I don't want to have the bodybuilder look, more towards fitness.

Having PCOS is not very fun, your just born with dysfunctional ovaries, and both estrogen, progesterone and, TSH is produced in the ovaries, your body is totally out of waco, I can suddenly just drop 7-8 lbs just like that without changing anything. Then maybe half a year later the weight is back even though nothing has changed. It's all due to the body not being able to produce the right amount of insulin, it's sometimes treated with medicine for diabetes type II.

But I feel hunger is settling down between meals now at least, this cravings usually comes 10 min after a meal.

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on October 18, 2013
at 04:26 PM

@Supergirl,

You might be one of the people who, like me, have endogenous hyperinsulemia, which is a fancy way of saying that your body over-secretes insulin in response to both carbs and protein foods (insulin plays a major role in protein synthesis).

My primary solution is to eat more slowy, making sure that whatever's in my mouth becomes a mushy slurry before swallowing and taking pauses between bites. This allows the body more time to secrete leptin, which tells your body you're full. I also chew some sugar-free gum.

Thanks for sharing your ginger tea idea, though. I'll give it a try.

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on October 18, 2013
at 09:53 PM

Thanks for your advice. I seem to have cravings right after I finish my meal...it's like the meal stimulates my hunger signals or something, and it's difficult to stop eating sometimes.

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on October 18, 2013
at 09:59 PM

Sounds like you might have insulin issues as well, hopefully paleo food will help battling that on a long term basis but the ginger te works well until you're there. And it tastes good as well! I love ginger!

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on October 18, 2013
at 02:07 PM

If it works, fine! But consider that maybe you aren't eating the right foods, quantity or balance. I think ideally you should not have cravings after your meal. I answered anyway without a ?

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