One thing about me people would never imagine:
I have hunger pains constantly. No, I am not talking "emotional eating" or "I am bored and this TV show would go great with a bag of chips", but actual stomach growling,head pain etc. I've talked about this issue before. Right now I am hungry. It's growling and I am thinking "Leave me alone", I have to play games like delaying the eating of breakfast if I wake up too early--I woke up at 6:00 am this morning, because if I eat now, I'll be hungry by 10 a.m. and that will add on too many calories for the day. Do thin people even have to worry about this stuff? Somehow I doubt it. By the way one thing about IBS, hunger pain can trigger off an attack if you ignore it for enough hours. It can actually turn into dry heaves nausea.
I can't follow body cues on eating, if I did, I'd be a thousand pounds. One thing I did do, and this was to balance my sugars which dropped kicked years worth of panic attacks was go on a "timed eating schedule". I do eat three meals a day and one snack usually and that is probably still too much but I do what I can, just living life, it is not uncommon for me to go two hours feeling hunger pain, knowing that if I "eat too early", it will mess things up. During last month, we got food insecure, I was having to cut down the food and scrounging, this stuff happens all the time, it seemed the hunger pain was insistent and constant. This is just something I have noticed. I said to my husband "I can't believe this, it never seems to let up!"
I have another "calories" brainwashed commenter knocking around on the blog. Why do people imagine that dieting works for everyone? If I have hunger pain this bad just staying on my "informal" eating plan even to KEEP FROM GAINING WEIGHT, oh people can't imagine. I have felt like cursing my own body out for demanding food it does not need. On diets, life can get very interesting for me.
I do know severe insulin resistance makes hunger worse. I am trying to train myself to accept hunger more, and yes this means hunger pain. I do things like trying to figure out how long I can go. Diabetes seems to be a cruel task master. As I write this, I am hungry, the whole I could eat a horse type of hunger, pushing things to as near as 8:00 am as I can, knowing that I don't want to feel hungry again until its lunch time.