Hi, I'm new to this group too. I'm not a night time eater but i am a binger and i have trouble sleeping. Somebody gave me this tip once. When you wake up and can't get back to sleep get up but don't put on any extra clothing.............so yes you may have to do this in the nuddy! Go to the lounge room and just sit on the couch.....don't turn on any lights. Your body will get cold and tired and bored. When you can't stand it any longer go back to your nice warm bed where your body will say "Aaah isn't this a nicer place to be" and will drift off to sleep. It's supposed to change your patterns and convince your body and mind that bed is for sleeping and that is where it belongs in the night time hours. It's bloody awful to do but i found it helps sometimes.
As for the eating, i say rid your kitchen/house of these things you crave in the night and if you have to eat have a cup of sleep time tea like camomile, valerian or passionflower and maybe a low sugar muesli bar which will fill you up but also oats assist in the production of melatonin, a sleep chemical. Eat it slowly, enjoy it and then off to beddy byes. Try to avoid sugar before bed time as it disrupts your sleep too.
All very helpful information but difficult to think about when you're in the thros of a craving.
Over the last two days i have eaten a whole box of Darrell Lea Caramel Snows which i have hidden under my bed. I feel guilty and horrible and the only reason i have stopped is because i have nothing else. I have only around 5kg to lose. My friends all say i don't have to lose weight but for my own happiness i do, i just can't stop bingeing. The above is all great advice just possibly from the wrong source???!
Be brave, lean forward and live.
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