Hunger Pains

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    Sep 27, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
    So I just finished eating a pretty large amount of spaghetti. Maybe 10 minutes, if that, after eating it I have serious hunger pains like I have not eaten all day.

    I've noticed this happens when I eat certain foods especially spaghetti.

    Can anybody explain to me whats going on?

    Thanks
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    Sep 27, 2012 6:57 AM GMT
    I think your resident tapeworm just REALLY likes your spaghetti icon_biggrin.gif

    haha umm...it might be due to acid reflux/gastritis. And certain foods (like spaghetti) may cause an adverse reaction for you. If it gets pretty bad, pretty consistently, you may want to go see a gastro doctor
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    Sep 27, 2012 7:18 AM GMT
    SIRT1 saidI think your resident tapeworm just REALLY likes your spaghetti r


    Because he's black he has tapeworms? wtf....























    to easy. I kid....
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    Sep 27, 2012 7:29 AM GMT
    Don't eat so much? Do acidic foods (tomato sauce?) upset your stomach? Sometimes, I will eat a portion controlled meal I made and I have sharp pains after eating. Like I'm starving! I seem to think it's part psych related, other times I think I need to eat more (increased activity related) esp. if it's been a while w/o food (six hours). This happens if meal is large or small but, if small, it's been 4-6 hrs w/o food when I regular exercise. Then the pain starts [hunger]! Hope this helps!

    Oh sometimes it's artificial sweeteners too!
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    Sep 27, 2012 9:04 AM GMT
    I wonder if it is a carb dense food that causes sudden onset of hunger. If you have the capability test your blood sugar before you eat spaghetti and again after you eat spaghetti, like 30 minutes after you eat. It might provide some insight.
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    Sep 27, 2012 10:12 AM GMT
    I thought it was "hunger pangs".... Someone educate me.
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    Sep 27, 2012 10:18 AM GMT
    I think it's the processed white starchy carbs.

    Try having the same plate of spaghetti with whole grain pasta and see if you feel the same way.

    Edit: or even healthier - use spaghetti squash.
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    Sep 27, 2012 10:48 AM GMT
    Isn't hunger pains due to being starved and then suddenly consuming a whole lot of food?
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    Sep 27, 2012 11:26 AM GMT
    booboolv saidI wonder if it is a carb dense food that causes sudden onset of hunger. If you have the capability test your blood sugar before you eat spaghetti and again after you eat spaghetti, like 30 minutes after you eat. It might provide some insight.


    Bingo. Pasta can give you a HUGE blood glucose spike. I've given it up for that reason, as it's very bad for blood lipids. For those of us who have to worry about such things.
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    Sep 27, 2012 12:15 PM GMT
    What are you drinking with these meals??
    Low carb/sugar free drinks??
    ..those can irritate your stomach!
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    Sep 27, 2012 12:22 PM GMT
    What other foods have caused this? Maybe it is the wheat in the spaghetti and you are wheat intolerant or maybe you haven't eaten for quite a long time and then suddenly you have a big meal? There could be a myriad of reasons. Are the hunger pains also associated with bloating / abdominal pain? If you have rice for example which is wheat free do you feel the same?

    As a Dietitian I'm happy to help, you can message me more info if you want. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 27, 2012 3:05 PM GMT
    Thanks guys for the responses. To give you all a bit more information...

    I used to also get the pains when I made my stir fry with white rice however the pains were not as bad. I guess the best way to describe the pains is that empty stomach feeling.

    I've switched to brown rice and now I don't have problems with that dish.

    No problems eating tomatoes and no other symptoms of acid reflux.

    Sometimes (unintentionally) I do have pretty large gaps of time between meals.

    I dont know if this is a concern or not but I also dont tend to drink when I eat. When I do get a drink its usually water and if its not its orange juice as I usually dont buy flavored drinks.

    I also have had a "resident tapeworm" since 1991 I think lol