Fitness Minutes: (19,755)
720 11/8/12 10:30 P
Either a main meal or a snack before bed, never go to bed hungry or craving.
Fitness Minutes: (83,040)
5,114 11/8/12 10:06 P
7 pm is snack time, Skinny Cow ice cream bar, and 1 cup of fruit later on, maybe reduced fat cheese or 2 triangles of Light Laughing Cow cheese, just in a bowl and eat with a spoon. And always hot black coffee, until bedtime.
Fitness Minutes: (42,641)
644 11/8/12 9:56 P
Always eat before bed. Used to be big and unhealthy. Now really pushing hard for healthy and small.
I always eat before bed. It's usually a good, hearty snack. I'm afraid not to. However, I never eat in the morning. I'm just not hungry... So I plan my three meals a day to start at lunch time.
Fitness Minutes: (8,419)
263 11/8/12 5:13 P
I quite often eat an unhealthy snack.
I make sure to eat as well as I can during the day to 'save room' for a "fourth meal" at night, especially if I've worked out after dinner. It also helps me push away from the dinner table knowing I'm going to have something of significance that's tasty and satisfying later.
That way I can have some carby deliciousness with a side of protein if needed. Sometimes I'm good and do a little peanut butter on some whole wheat with some milk. Sometimes, it's peanut butter on pretzels. Sometimes as elaborate as a mini-english muffin pizza. Or, sometimes, I just have a serving of chips or my other crave foods. I figure if I ate well all day (low in calorie, high in essentials and "good stuff") I can more or less have what I want, in moderation.
Fitness Minutes: (681)
333 11/8/12 1:14 A
I ALWAYS eat just before bed. I eat when I wake up the first time (sometime between 7am and 12pm. I usually nap sometime between 10am and 1pm then have lunch. I eat a snack around 5-6pm, then dinner between 8-10pm. I don't go to bed until sometime between 1-3am. I am an insulin dependent diabetic so to avoid low blood sugar I can't go too long without eating. I try to have no more than 4 hours between eating times except at night and even then I try not to exceed 6 hours. But, even before diabetes hit me I ate very similar. It just seems to work for me.
when my body is sending hungry signal, and i spent a lot of time learning what those are, i eat. my body is not going to stop sending those signals just because i tell it that now is not a meal time. and my body can and will refuse to let me do anything even close to relaxing if it want good fuel.
i would take a light snack. i can't sleep if i'm hungry!
Fitness Minutes: (1,876)
1,049 11/8/12 12:40 A
I have a weird eating schedule...I only sleep a few hours a night. I used to go to bed hungry and not eat from 7 at night til about 9 or 10 the next day. It was WAY too long without eating! So now I start my days at 1 AM. I eat if I'm hungry at 1, so that I'm not going about 16 hours without eating. Then I go to bed around 3-5, wake up around 9 or 10 usually and eat again. I can't believe I used to go so long without eating. It's an unusual eating schedule, but I have an unusual lifestyle I guess!
Fitness Minutes: (120)
2,171 11/7/12 8:02 P
I would eat a low cal snack. If I'm hungry, I won't be able to fall asleep, or if I do, it won't be a good sleep.
Remember, the time of day that you eat has NO effect on weight loss. Calories are calories, no matter when they are consumed. The only negative of eating right before bed is if you suffer from heartburn. I personally eat dinner after 8pm every night, sometimes even after 9pm.
Edited by: YOJULEZ at: 11/7/2012 (20:03)
Fitness Minutes: (1,353)
1,597 11/7/12 7:56 P
Sometimes, because I work shift work (usually 7pm-7am, but then I sleep at night on days off to spend time with my son during the day), my body is hungry before going to bed. Not the bored kind of hunger, or emotional hunger, but actual growling of the stomach hunger.
I was wondering, do you eat a low cal snack like vegentables or low cal soup, or do you just go to bed hungry when this happens? I have been going to bed hungry because I am working hard to lose this excess fat, but if I am still within calorie range, do you think its a bad idea to eat a small snack before bed?
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