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Old 08-10-2010, 11:43 PM   #1
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Default Hungry Night...

What do you do when you are really hungry at night?
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:50 PM   #2
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I try a cup of tea. And I have a bunch of different kinds so I never feel bored. Sometimes I will add a little honey or soy milk (or both), other teas I drink clear. Vanilla or caramel flavoured rooibos teas are really delicious - sweet and naturally caffeine free! I also have a coconut chai tea that I really like.
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:39 AM   #3
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I make mug of coffee with instant coffee and a cup of lactose-free milk (81 calories). Milky coffee always feels decadent, so I feel mentally satisfied as well as physically. If all else fails, I go to bed (instant coffee never keeps me awake.)

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Old 08-11-2010, 07:21 AM   #4
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Fiber One yogurt only has 50 calories, I try to just eat one and go to bed. I like to read so often curling up in bed and reading does it for me.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:38 AM   #5
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If I'm genuinely experiencing physical symptoms of hunger (e.g., stomach rumbling), at any time of day or night, I would definitely eat or drink something. I think it's really important to listen to your body and respond appropriately. I think drinks, like the ladies above mentioned, is a great idea. There are other small snacks you could eat too, like a slice of bread, some yoghurt, some nuts or fruit, crackers, etc. If I found myself repeatedly being physically hungry late at night (e.g., more than half the time), I would look to what I was eating during the day and make adjustments so that I felt satisfied throughout the day, and only hungry towards meal times and times when I was planning to eat.

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Old 08-11-2010, 07:53 AM   #6
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What kind of hunger? If it's just a strong urge to eat, I just ignore it, or drink something without calories. But if I am light-headed, stomach grinding hungry, then I eat something and add it to my daily count: a 100 calorie bag of popcorn or a pile of carrots or 6 triscuits. It doesn't have to be a meal to take the edge off.

If I go to bed really hungry (not just really wanting to eat), I will not sleep, and spending all night awake thinking about how hungry I am is NOT a good way to stay on plan the next day.
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