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ONEMORX
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6/15/13 5:43 A

Good suggestion! emoticon



KASIMA52
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6/14/13 11:00 P

There is a real disorder called Night Eating Disorder. I used to have it, and still do to a degree. I could go all day without eating, but once it got to be after about 7 p.m., I could not stuff enough food in my mouth. I'm still hungrier at night, but find that if I just drink a lot of lemon water, it helps.



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6/14/13 10:59 P

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Kris xx



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6/14/13 10:47 P

It did work very well! Thanks for asking!



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6/14/13 10:46 P

emoticon It worked wonders! I was asleep within the half hour! emoticon emoticon emoticon



CMCOLE
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6/13/13 6:45 A

Kris (SlimmerKiwi) always has such great answers.
Hope it works for you



SLIMMERKIWI
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6/13/13 5:47 A

How did you get on with the warm milk and cinnamon (or yoghurt/banana?)

Kris



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6/11/13 6:41 A

Thank you so much for your suggestions, Kris! My doctor is referring me for sleep issue diagnosis and treatment. I will try your milk with cinnamon idea. I didn't know about the yogurt or the banana. Interesting when I got up at 1:30 this morning I wanted to have yogurt and banana, but talked myself out of eating. I'm still hungry - 2 hours later - so I'll try that now. Thank you so very much! Blessings! B-



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6/11/13 4:47 A

I talked to my Dietitian about this exact same thing a while back. I am often up in the middle of the night for a variety of reasons. I told her that I tend to get the munchies at those times. Her response was that it is normal - you are awake and people generally get hungry.

My suggestion to you is that if you can't sleep and find yourself wanting food, try some warm milk with a pinch of ground cinnamon sprinkled over. It often helps to get us back to the sleepy state. I sometimes have a piece of banana and/or yoghurt. These have the same chemical (Tryptophan) that helps with sleep.

Have you spoken with your Dr about the lack of sleep? It may be that THAT needs addressing appropriately - i.e.

if it is pain related, something to ease the pain.

if it is stress related, something to ease the stress (therapy/meds/reduce work-load, etc.)

if it is 'not tired' look at what you are doing in the day or your general bed-time habits (TV or computer in the bedroom - bright clock light etc. etc.)

Good luck,
Kris


Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 6/11/2013 (04:48)


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6/11/13 3:05 A

emoticon Suggestions emoticon ! Often I can't sleep at night so I get up and read, or do a project, or watch TV until I get sleepy. By itself that is OK; the issue is I also eat! Food calls to me! It's all healthy food, and I do track it, but it is too much food. I have already had my meals for the day, hit my target calorie count, then it is all wrecked by my late night eating. Can anyone make a suggestion that would keep me from eating in the middle of the night on those nights when I am awake? emoticon and Blessings!



 
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