How Much Sugar?

Less appetite

  • 25 Sep 2018 1:55 AM
    Message # 6691186

    hello. 

    I’ve been doing the no fructose diet for about 3 months now. I’ve lost a few kilos and my health is better in other ways too. The one thing that hasn’t happened yet is a decrease in appetite. The book says that eventually your appetite decreases enough that you don’t need morning and afternoon tea, and dessert. How long does that usually take? I think the book said it takes longer for women. Just wondering what everyone’s experience has been?

  • 26 Sep 2018 1:01 AM
    Reply # 6693194 on 6691186
    Anonymous wrote:

    hello. 

    I’ve been doing the no fructose diet for about 3 months now. I’ve lost a few kilos and my health is better in other ways too. The one thing that hasn’t happened yet is a decrease in appetite. The book says that eventually your appetite decreases enough that you don’t need morning and afternoon tea, and dessert. How long does that usually take? I think the book said it takes longer for women. Just wondering what everyone’s experience has been?

    Hi Ms Anon :-)

    Yes, the experience is certainly idiosyncratic and varies with each individual. There are two main criteria, 

    (1) you feel full at the end of every main meal  - "couldn't eat another mouthful". This means the gut hormones are telling your brain that you have enough fuel on board for now, thank you very much :-) 

    (2) Your weight and waist are under control.

    Otherwise, as David says, you can eat whenever and whatever you want, as long as it doesn't contain significant amounts of fructose.  I allow myself a biscuit for MT and maybe a small slice of my wife's (low sugar) cake for AT. If I find my weight creeping up I just tighten up for  few days and things go back to normal.


  • 26 Sep 2018 5:52 AM
    Reply # 6693372 on 6691186

    Hi


    I’m not sure why it’s showing me as anonymous - I’m Hannah.

    I do feel full after meals but I then get hungry again quickly - my GP says it’s indigestion pretending to be hunger. I’m not sure how to stop it. I feel the need to have morning tea (if I’m awake) and afternoon tea and supper. I wish I could go without those though - I thought the book says in the we won’t feel hungry for those small meals anymore. 

    I’ve been using the recipe book lately but I’m finding it very hard to resist eating the results in large amounts quickly lol. I may have to stop cooking them so often.

    I want to lose weight, so I was hoping to get less hungry for snacks to help me with eating less. I’ve lost maybe 3-4kg since I started the no fructose diet but it’s stalled lately. Maybe I need to be stricter with myself, especially where the dextrose recipes (brownies, etc), come into play.

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