Nightime Hunger?

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Posted: 02 Apr 2013, 15:03

Works for many people with your issue.

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Posted: 02 Apr 2013, 15:06
Every time you feel hungry drink a big glass of water, don't have crap food in the house, if it's not there you can't eat it

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Posted: 02 Apr 2013, 15:43
A good trick is to brush your teeth a little while after dinner. Your mouth will feel and taste clean, so you won't want that snack if it's just because of habit or boredom. Or you can chew gum, that always helps me after lunch, otherwise I'm wanting something sweet to balance out the spicy, salty, or whatever I had for lunch.
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Posted: 02 Apr 2013, 17:52
If you are getting your Minimum amount of water in each day (Eight 8 ounce glasses of WATER) a day not including sodas, coffee, tea. If you are a night owl, (Up late) I either move my dinner hr or evening snack a couple hrs later or I keep the keebler Flatbread crackers on hand I know you can't have many but the crunching usually kills my need to snack. Remember if u are using gum and are counting calories to count those calories as well and Sugar free gum just like diet sodas all have artificial sweeteners which in certain quantities will stimulate hunger and cause weight gain......

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Posted: 02 Apr 2013, 18:20
Plan a snack for mid-evening. If you work it into your calorie budget for the day then it shouldn't be an issue.

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Posted: 07 Apr 2013, 08:15
Snacking is actually good for a person...snacking on the right foods will keep blood sugar balanced...Timed snacks give your body steady supply of fuel.

Have a hard boiled egg...Eggs Are Loaded with Nutrients & lots of vitamins. They are rich in the B vitamin family, and also contribute vitamins A and D. Eggs are also abundant in lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids which protect our eyes...these nutrients are in the yolk of the egg. 74 calories

1/2 cup Cottage Cheese and a handful of Matchstick carrots, flaxseeds around 75 calories

1/2 Avocado with stuffed crabmeat 4 ounces crabmeat with a tad of mayo on a bed of lettuce about 6 carbs

If you're hungry for a snack, grab one small orange and get a juicy dose of vitamin C as well as fiber, which helps keep blood glucose under control. The fiber keeps blood sugar under control.

Apple... Choose one small apple at snack time because it's good source of soluble and insoluble fiber, which helps prevent cholesterol buildup.

3/4 cup of Multi Grain Cheerios for a crunchy, fiber filled treat.

Frozen Fruit Bar
Next time those hunger pangs hit, pick a frozen sugar free fruit bar as it will treat your sweet tooth and might also have extra vitamins......Edys is a good choice. Maybe a no sugar added fudgesycle around 40 calories

Graham Crackers
They're not just for kids! Grab three graham cracker squares to get 15 to 20g of carbs.

4 ounce glass of skim with the grahams. Skim milk is good for your heart, too, because whole milk has five times more saturated fat.

For a crunchy snack, skip the chips and grab 3 cups of air-popped popcorn (no salt, no butter). Plus, popcorn is easy to grab on the go and full of fiber. Quite nutritious too. Add some parm or cinnamon for flavor...helpds keep you full too!

Carrots with Ranch Dressing
For a boost of beta carotene, fiber, and vitamin A, you can't do much better than snacking on 15 baby carrots with 2 tablespoons light ranch dressing. Many supermarkets sell individual snack packs of carrots, too. No more tahn 15 baby carrots or two med size carrots as they are high in sugar content.

Pear and 1 ounce of light Brie about 120 Calories

2 Mission Extra Thin Yellow Corn Tortillas with 1/4 cup finely shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese 160 calories about 16 carbs

Whole Grain Cocktail Rye Bread, 3 ounce can Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna in Water, chop 3 grape tomatoes and a little cucumber or red onion

Cottage cheese is high in casein protein it is the perfect food to consume before bed and has between 25 to 30 grams of amino acid producing protein, which is an efficient fat burner

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Posted: 07 Apr 2013, 09:06
You may not be eating enough food earlier in the day. I have known so many dieters who say to themselves (and I was stuck in this phase for a long time myself) "If I eat hardly anything for breakfast or lunch, that is 'being good'. Then all I have to do is eat a light supper and I'll lose so much weight!" But it never works, because your body thinks it's starved and tells you to EAT come evening. And then you blame yourself, "I was BAD!"

Eating a high carb diet (anything more than 33%) will make you hungrier faster. Eating lots of snacks between meals to try to keep your blood glucose up and your hunger down means being hungry basically all the time if they are carb snacks.

Intermittent fasting is great, but it works best with a low carb diet. And if you do try a low carb diet, you may find that your need to snack and your hunger when you've already eaten goes away on its own.

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Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 14:17
I frequently have the same problem. I do really well and then after dinner I just want to keep eating (it's a mental thing - I'm already full and don't need any more food).

I've been trying to plan for a cup of herbal tea in the evenings and I've found this really helps - it gives me something to look forward to (if you like herbal tea, that is) as a "treat" of sorts. If you actually feel like you haven't had enough food for dinner, try having a bit of cottage cheese with some apple butter or fruit...or plan a healthy snack in there so at least you know what your options are. Good luck and hang in there.

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Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 15:42
I try to leave enough calories for the end of the day (evening for a snack. If you like air popped popcorn you can buy the 100 calorie bags individually. It is a very tasty and satisfying snack. Good luck!

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Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 01:38
Sunshine6442 has good advice, if you're actually hungry at that time it is because you ramped up your metabolism and you body is craving calories to sustain itself. Ensure you are getting plenty of fiber and protein for your evening meal, the calories from protein burn off slower and are more sustaining over a longer period. You could move your dinner hour ahead also, if you are worried about too many calories late in the day, this will give your body more time or active awake hours to burn them off, then continue with you evening snacking as needed, but ensure you steer clear of empty carbs and sugars. A protein shake or a chunk of steak in the evening will cure those evening hunger pangs.

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Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 15:54
A huge thing for me was cutting out diet sodas. They have no calories, but they make you hungry. I think that in my last year of relaxing my diligence a bit, Going back to drinking them fairly regularly was a big contributor to slipping. Also, a cat named PEEFAT gave me a good tip early on: Cottage cheese, 1/2 cup with a little fruit in it. Protein squashes the hunger. Mangos are my favorite in it. DRINK WATER TOO!
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Posted: 16 Apr 2013, 03:54
I had the same problem then I started having a cup of ginger and lemon tea with one small ginger snap biscuit around 2030 and that seemed to settle me down.

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Posted: 21 May 2013, 18:17
I have the same problem and have found that having a cup of tea (I choose the sleepytime vanilla tea) with a little milk added to it, drank? drunk? (I never know which is right) slowly fills me up and I don't want to eat. I've also used a tbsp. of peanut butter eaten slowly, to help on the days when it's just too darn hot for tea. My trainer recommended a 1/4 of almonds or other nuts too. Hope this helps.
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Posted: 30 May 2013, 10:14
I have not been much of a tea drinker but it sounds good.

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