Miz Thang
By Miz Thang Latest Reply 2010-04-25 21:40:49 -0500
Started 2010-02-11 18:11:19 -0600

I am having a problem with controlling how much in the evenings. I eat breakfast every morning, and either bring my lunch to work or grab something there. I bring fruits and small healthy snacks as well to help out thru the day, but come evening time I want to eat everything in site. It's like once I start eating nothing seems to fill me or pleases my appetite. Is anyone else having this problem? How do you handle it? What should I do??

9 replies

kartist1 2010-04-25 21:40:49 -0500 Report

I too have these eating crazes at night. Not sugar sweet-meats. I pack some munchies like crackers fruit cups carrots anything like that to curve the hunger benges. Sometimes it is the insulin intake as well. I take 10 units at night before bed time. Drink lots of water for liquid intakes.
Take acre,

txdavis1203 2010-02-13 10:38:45 -0600 Report

This describes me perfectly and that I am not the only one this happens to…morning, noon I'm fine. But @ supper just can't get enough.

10fluffy35 2010-02-12 05:08:52 -0600 Report

I eat a small helping of unsalted peanuts for my
last snack and it seems to work for me. Peanuts
are an excellent good fat. Seems to work for my
cholestral readings. Unsalted takes a little while
to get used too. I watch my sodium. I think
every thing we deal we need to keep positive

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-11 22:09:01 -0600 Report

Up until recently I had this problem. My Dr. said that an anti-depressant I am on will make me feel hungry, but I am not going to use that as an excuse. I would eat dinner and a couple hours later I would feel like I was starving, eat something light, like sugar free jello, but I'd still be hungry. That didn't last long, but occasionally I will still get that and it drives me nuts. I will drink some crystal light of flavored water and lately that will do the trick. Sometimes I wonder if it is not caused by boredom.

spiritwalker 2010-02-11 21:18:21 -0600 Report

You might want to meet with an RD and work out a food plan.
That might help you from being hungry in the evening. You
might want to save some of your carbs for evening snacks.
This usually isn't a good time for large amounts of food. If
you eat a late snack try for some protein. It fills you and is diabetes friendly.

dmoola 2010-02-11 18:53:21 -0600 Report

I've always had the worst case of munchies and the need for sweets at night.

A while back I visited a nutritionist. At the time she yelled at me for not eating enough calories. I was only eating about 900 cal when she wanted me to be eating 3000! I thought she was absolutely crazy. I ate plenty of food all day, but all of it was very low calorie… vegetables, yogurts, salad, etc.

It wasn't until recently that I really changed what I ate. I now eat 3 healthy meals and shove in a snack before I leave work and go home and make dinner. This helps me be less hungry for dinner and when I do eat dinner it's definitely satisfying.

I'm no nutritionist, but I'd suggest changing up when you have snacks and meals. Check how much your eating and increase the calorie count if necessary. Also increasing the amount of fiber and protein you eat which will help with the onset of hunger. I've been eatting FiberOne cereals and having more chicken/turkey and it's made quite a difference.

MAYS 2010-02-11 18:47:44 -0600 Report

Eat foods that contain complex carbohydrates.
Foods containing complex carbohydrates take longer to digest and gives you a longer, more sustained source of energy as well as fill you up.

Whole grain products and anything that contains bran will help fill you up because bran absorbs water and swells up giving you a feeling of being full as well as helping to naturally lower your bodies cholesterol level.

" Mays "

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