The more calories we lock away in fat tissue, the fewer there are circulating in the bloodstream to satisfy the body’s requirements. If we look at it this way, it’s a distribution problem: We have an abundance of calories, but they’re in the wrong place. As a result, the body needs to increase its intake. We get hungrier because we’re getting fatter.
This is a photo of me at the Concord (Calif.) Farmers’ Market – My name is Elaine and I am addicted to carbs and sweet things. However in late 2013, I had to mend my evil ways. I tested positive for fructose intolerance and can’t have sugar, honey, fruit, fruit juices, jam, cake, cookies, and even carrots are on the forbidden list. On the plus side, I lost 20 pounds and no longer feel hungry. I avoid processed food and anything with a high glycemic index. One thing that really helped me was cooking up a giant pot of chicken soup with vegetables once a week and having a bowl whenever I felt wonky.