Hungry in the evening

Turtle
By Turtle Latest Reply 2011-08-28 10:43:53 -0500
Started 2011-08-26 11:41:08 -0500

I get so darn hungry in the evening! I have been cutting back in the day and around bed time I feel this overwhelming sense of fear like I am not going to get to eat again and I get real hungry and panicky. This has to be some mental connection to food. That is the worse time to eat much. Any suggestions? I have a teddy bear.


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RAINDANCER1950
RAINDANCER1950 2011-08-28 10:43:53 -0500 Report

HELLO TURTLE , AIN'T THAT THE PITTS !!!! I AM JUST FINE…THEN THAT URGE TO SNACK STARTS…YOUR TRYING TO WATCH A PROGRAM , MOVIE OR MAYBE READ A GREAT BOOK…AND IT'S THERE …LIKE THAT DANG , DRIPPING FAUCET…YOU HEAR IT…BUT , YOU CAN NOT…NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY ! FOCUS ON WHAT YOUR DOING ! CAUSE ,YOUR WAITING FOR THE NEXT DRIP … IT'S ENOUGH TO DRIVE YOU NUTS ! AND THE URGE TO SNACK ! KNOWING IT'S THE WORST THING YOU CAN DO…BECOMES A DRIPPING FAUCET…YOU CAN NOT IGNORE IT !!! CRAZY !!!
SO , YOU GOTTA PLAN YOUR DEFENCE AHEAD OF TIME !!! MINE IS , I KEEP THOSE CUTE LITTLE BABY CARROTS, CELERY , GRAPES ETC, IN THE FRIDGE , IN THOSE LITTLE SNACK SIZED ZIP BAGGIES…I HAVE SOME GREAT LO FAT..LO SODIUM , LOW SUGAR DRESSING, I WHIP UP , OR I BUY A REDUCED FAT AND SODIUM BOTTLED DRESSING…BUTTERMILK RANCH …HONEY MUSTARD…CREAMY ITALIAN…ETC…AND JUST MUNCH ALONG…IT SATIFIES MY URGE TO NIBBLE, WITHOUT MY GOOD WORKS TRYING TO EAT AS I SHOULD , BEING SHOT OUT OF THE WATER !
SOME NIGHTS , IT'S GRAHAM CRACKERS, WITH A TABLESPOON OF PEANUT BUTTER…OR COTTEGE CHEESE WITH SUGAR FREE OR BETTER YET FRESH FRUIT…I CHOSSE BERRIES , BLUEBERRIES , STRAWBERRIES , BECAUSE , I CAN CONTROL PORTIONS EASY…AND THEIR FLAVOR , READY COME THRU , WITH THE LOW FAT COTTEGE CHEESE…I HAVE ALSO FOUND , THAT IF I HAVE DID NOT EAT ENOUGH THRU THE DAY…THEN I REALLY FIND MYSELF , WITH A SERIOUS ATTACK ,OF THE EVIL , BEDTIME MUNCHIES…SO , 1 TRY TO EAT WELL…AND KEEP HYDRATED…THIS HELPS YOUR SYSTEM FUCTION AS IT SHOULD , WITH YOUR MEDICATIONS…HOPE I HELPED IN SOME SMALL WAY…BE WELL ! BE HAPPY ! BRENDA

bleonard13
bleonard13 2011-08-28 09:49:23 -0500 Report

try drinking water first this helps sometimes for me. I have a real bad habit of snacking at bed time. drinking water fills me up so i dont want to snack also try eating a little snack in between meals so ur not as hungry at bed time

Marytea
Marytea 2011-08-27 08:48:38 -0500 Report

This may not work for you, but it helps me get through the night. I take two ultra thin Mission corn tortillas and put about a quarter cup of shredded lowfat cheddar cheese between them, microwave for a few seconds. Carbs are 16. I sometimes dip it in a little salsa.

redcamel
redcamel 2011-08-26 22:18:38 -0500 Report

Try to keep the same pattern of eating several small meals. If you do the same routine long enough you train the body for the same routine. Your body tells you when it wants the fruit raisins etc. This also keeps the hunger at bay.

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2011-08-26 22:08:41 -0500 Report

Whatever you eat before bed you will want to include some protein such as a piece
of string cheese. Protein helps maintain a level blood glucose.

ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2011-08-26 17:38:34 -0500 Report

I'm the same way. I usually eat some raw veggies like carrots, snap peas, broccoli or cauliflower, along with a couple slices of sharp cheddar cheese. The veggies fill me up with little effect on my blood sugars and the cheese eases my craving for something tasty.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2011-08-26 15:20:03 -0500 Report

I know what you mean. I want to snack in the evening too…I sometimes munch on a piece of celery or a carrot or a handful of nuts but it really doesn't satisfy much. I'm learning to just go to bed feeling hungry but not necessarily liking it. What I do like are my BG readings when I don't indulge in the snacks. I find if I'm involved in a project (I do a lot of sewing) I get engrossed in that and forget about the hunger. Do you have something like that you can do?

AuntieM234
AuntieM234 2011-08-26 12:02:44 -0500 Report

Try munching on a bunch of raw or steamed veggies. That works for me. If it persists and veggies don't do the trick, you may want to see a counselor.