Hi Penney, sorry about your frustration. Do you have a glucose monitor to measure your own blood sugar? I'm wondering what your blood sugar is running. It's true that with weight loss and change of diet, a person whose blood sugars are not too high might be able to control them with diet and exercise. It's important to lose the weight since it can be a factor. Try adding more vegetables and meats and take away all breads, cakes or food made with flour and sugar. Eat nuts and cheese for snacks, not a lot. They can help with that hunger in between meals. Can you exercise? This is very important not only for weight control but for your blood sugar control. Let us know. I hope this helps.
Go to the top of the class for losing 16 lbs on a low calorie diet - that shows real willpower!
I think many of us here have found that cutting right down on the carbohydrate foods (sugars, starches, wheat, rice and potatoes) will make an enormous improvement to your blood sugar levels. If you replace these foods with protein and fat this will ensure proper nutrition and, at the same time, it should be a great help in sating your hunger. I have always found that eating carbs only succeeds in making me more hungry, not less. Having pretty much given them up, my weight, blood sugars, energy and hunger levels are now just where they should be - in control.
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All the best,