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ARM198 Posts: 53
5/30/11 1:59 P

that happens to me too! it makes it worse that i work at pizza hut all night and am constantly around ppizza. the first 2 weeks was the worst. but after you fight it it will start to get easier. try to find other things to keep your mind off it or drink a lot of water!

JNCWHALEY Posts: 419
5/30/11 12:39 P

I do the same thing. I've noticed that this happens when I don't eat breakfast and my snacks. It has happened several times even when I do. I've even checked my emotions to see if that has something to do with it. Happy, Sad, or Mad I want to eat. I started knitting when I get that way in the evenings. It actually worked. It's like I go into a mediation. I hope everything works out! Good Luck!

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5/30/11 10:07 A

I thing I found that helps me in the evenings is to have a bowl of oatmeal. I usually add stevia and some walnuts. I find that the combo of the healthy fats from the nuts, and the oatmeal just fills me up and keeps me satisfied for a long time.

One other snack I have a night would be plain greek yogurt, stevia, and fruit. That is alot of healthy protein and some carbs.

I follow the Clean Eating diet and have 3 small meals and 3 snacks throughout the day and this keeps me from getting very hungry if I'm consistent.

One thing I recommend to keep your mind busy is to make a list of all the things you can do at home besides eat. Keep that list handy and start working your way down the list - making sure you are staying away from the kitchen and pantry. I have things like, text or call a friend, read a book, take a hot bath, paint my nails, etc. etc. Try making your own list of ideas. After awhile the hunger usually goes away.

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5/30/11 8:39 A

Even if I did NOT have the float I would have had the same issues!!! I go through this EVERY night, regardless of what I have or don't have for dinner.

5/30/11 12:03 A

I agree about the float anything that greatly spikes your blood sugar will cause your body to over compensate with insulin, eventually causing you to feel hungry to counteract the drop in blood sugar.

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5/29/11 11:10 P

I can only speculate, but the float could have triggered your hunger. Interestingly, most night eating is emotional, but you believe you are actually hungry. Perhaps you are not getting all you need during the day. Also, if you are sleepy, your brain can send what seems to be hunger signal that you interpret as hunger but is actually fatigue.

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5/29/11 9:33 P

I go through this every night, but tonight I really don't want to fall into the same "trap" so I'm posting here in hopes to get some help. I'm not going to loose the weight, if I keep sabotaging my efforts in the evening.

I DO extremely well throughout the day, eating well balance meals, my "hunger" is in check everything is well!! I'm drinking enough fluids, etc. However AFTER dinner (within one - two hours) I'm starving and looking for food. It doesn't matter if I "save" some room for a evening snack or not, I just can't seem to truly satisfy the "hunger". Lately here I haven't had the will power to fight it off, but I'm determine not to cave tonight.

Dinner tonight: bake chicken, salad, green beans, and potatoes. (all carefully measured, weight and fell within my guidelines). Post dinner I even had a small root beer float. Something that was plan earlier, it's the holiday weekend and it was better for me to save "room" for that then to NOT have some while the rest of my family indulged.

Here it is 2 hours after dinner and root beer floats and I'm "starving"!! I capped out on my allowances today, so I "can't" snack, but I know myself and even if I grabbed a snack it wouldn't be enough.

I don't know what I'm doing "wrong" or why when it comes to post dinner I could sit down and eat a whole other MEAL or two! (Or at least feel like I should).

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