HELP! I am so HUNGRY!!!

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/2/2006 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on 10mg of Byetta for 6+ months and had great hunger surpression for most of it, but only limited weight loss (5-6 lbs.), for most of it.  Actually, I still have appetite supression sometimes but other times I feel like I can't get enough to eat but I try to stifle the eating because I want to lose more weight (30-40 lbs.).  I have a feeling that the recent "hunger" is because I am writing down everything I eat with calorie counts so that I can track what foods have different effects on my BG level.  The only problem with this is whenever I have "dieted" in the past and watched calories, I feel I am on a "diet" and want to eat everything in site!  Kind of the "I'm on a diet and can't have that now I'm dying to have it".  Usually when I go on a diet I gain a few pounds instead of losing because of this.
I would appreciate any information from any of you who have had good weightloss results with Byetta.  I currently excercise 1+/day 5-7 times/ I don't want to do any more there!   It is hard enough making myself do that!  My husband asked me yesterday if I liked riding my bike when I got back from my 1 hour 10 minute ride.  My response was "I like sitting on the couch watching TV".... nono which is not good for me!
Anywho....any advice or words of wisdom will be greatly appreciate.
Have a good day!

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 10/2/2006 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I want to welcome you to HealingWell. I'm not on Byetta, I'm on Lantus insulin, but I'm sure one of our Byetta users will be along soon to help you.

For myself, I try to fight the good fight for the numbers. When I'm dying for something wonderful I have my 1/2 cup of ice cream on a cone and lick it verrrrry slowly. This way I have my special treat of real food and don't feel deprived. I figure the carb and fat amount against my next meal or snack.

If you don't mind my asking, how long have you been diabetic and what other medications have you used before Byetta? Also, what are you on right now along with the Byetta? What results did you have with your other meds? How are your sugars running? Have you had your nutrition classes?

Your answers to some of these questions will help us help you. Hang in there, girlfriend. We'll get you thru this.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 10/4/2006 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Margie....I am also on 10mg Byetta (about 3 months now) For the most part my appetite suppression is great, but every now and then I just get the munchies! What works best for me is peanut butter on celery.....don't exactly know why but it seems to really fill me up and supress the cravings....of course my hubby looks at me a little funny and calls me his nutty rabbitt!! Whatever Works, right??

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/7/2006 3:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Marg and Deb,

I`ve just been given a prescription for Metformin but as yet have not cashed it in.
I am only boarderline so I`ve been looking into alternatives.
Just to say about the hunger your body is probably not processing enough food, for your needs..
Cause its not the food that makes you put on weight its the insulin and other hormone related that are not
inbalance... The medication blocks the glucose up-take without necessarily correting your bodies deficiencies
so you get hungary. I think the metabolic processes may link to other part form conditions where there is not
enough being produced of other emyzines or perhaps too much due of other gene based problems.
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