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fiberlover
03-19-2008, 07:21 PM
Does anyone else feel like a bottomless pit when they don't get enough sleep? I slept very poorly last night, and then got up about 2 hours before I normally do because I couldn't sleep.

All day I have felt hungry, and I have consumed about 800 extra calories today. Ugh. And I still don't feel full. Of course, the night is still young :devil:

Thank goodness there isn't any junk in the house, or I probably would have eaten it. But, proof that you can binge on healthier foods.

I don't necessarily care about what this will do on the scale so much as just not liking the feeling, so here I am writing about it.
Any commiserations are welcome.


friendlykat4u
03-19-2008, 07:48 PM
I completely understand how you feel. It doesn't happen to me when I don't get enough sleep, but when I'm stressed.

Lately I've been stressing a lot. I'm currently unemployed and desperately looking for a job. It's been a struggle to stay on plan. I've had my days, like you, where I go way over the calories even if it's healthful food. I ate a whole pound of roasted asparagus the other day...:o And don't get me started on the nuts, I have to hide those! :(

And the more I think about it, the worse it gets. I try to get as far away from the kitchen/food as I can. Helps me to get on the computer, watch some TV, or play a video game. Whatever takes my mind off of the food. Have you tried working out, or maybe doing some yoga or something to relax you. How about meditating?

That's why I love 3FC, you can come here and vent your troubles. Hang in there! :hug:

GirlyGirlSebas
03-19-2008, 07:52 PM
Yes, I do feel very hungry when I'm tired and today is one of my major "can't get full" days. Did you know that there is an actual medical reason for this? Lack of sleep causes an imbalance with our "hunger" hormones, leptin and ghrelin. Of course, knowing there is a medical reason hasn't helped convince me to get to bed earlier yet. I'm such a night owl.


mezmerize
03-19-2008, 08:01 PM
Did you know that there is an actual medical reason for this? Lack of sleep causes an imbalance with our "hunger" hormones, leptin and ghrelin.

So that is why!!! Geez guess we all had a sleepless night. I've also feeling very bingish. I've eaten healthy and low cal but a bing is a bing.

fiberlover
03-19-2008, 08:24 PM
Did you know that there is an actual medical reason for this? Lack of sleep causes an imbalance with our "hunger" hormones, leptin and ghrelin.

Well, there you go - it's not just in my head!

Have you tried working out, or maybe doing some yoga or something to relax you. How about meditating?
I have already exercised 3 times today LOL! A walk, aerobics and strength training. I've been playing computer games. I actually think I feel full now, or at least the desire to eat is gone.

Lovely
03-19-2008, 08:36 PM
Yep. When I don't get the sleep I need I feel like I could eat 10 bagels and still scarf down a huge bowl of pasta. And yep, there's a biological reason for it. But, I don't have to like it. :snooty:

jerzygal
03-19-2008, 09:07 PM
What a Catch-22. And helps me understand more my weight gain these past few years. I have chronic depression, which has caused terrible tiredness and insominia, not to mention the fatigue from weight gain and so my body is just asking for food.

It's a great idea to channel it with exercise or an activity where your hands are busy. I lost a lot of weight in college by learning to crochet while watching t.v. (instead of snacking!) And I really should get back to that...exactly the reminders and motivators I am looking for from this website!!

I also keep an embarrassing picture of myself on the beach around to remind me to stop the binge.

For my brother, he has curbed his binges by remembering a time he ate so much so fast that he had to make himself vomit to feel better.

Do you have any strong motivators like that?

jerzygal
03-19-2008, 09:08 PM
Also, I have to apologize because I just realized this is in the 100 lb. club thread. I saw the thread on the home page and followed it. I hope I am not unwelcome for not being part of the club. So sorry if I am overstepping boundaries.

Lovely
03-19-2008, 09:10 PM
Also, I have to apologize because I just realized this is in the 100 lb. club thread. I saw the thread on the home page and followed it. I hope I am not unwelcome for not being part of the club. So sorry if I am overstepping boundaries.

Don't be ridiculous! :) EVERYONE is welcome in the 100lb club! The more the merrier!!!!! And don't you forget it :D

FB
03-19-2008, 09:13 PM
Oh gosh jerzygal- you're welcome anywhere!

Fiber, I'm the same way. Sleep deprived=hunger in a crazy way.
I know most of my weight problem comes from this. I work crazy crazed hours and the last two years of very little sleep have taken their toll on me. Since recently realizing it was a major contributer I've tried to let (a little bit) go of my workaholic ways.

Nikki_20216
03-19-2008, 09:29 PM
Hm. Maybe last night I didn't sleep enough.
Today I've been eating like CRAZY!
It's bad.

Iwanawurkit
03-19-2008, 09:29 PM
I was told Tuesday night by a nutritionist that as an adult you need 7 hours of sleep. Even if you don't binge.....you still have the stress hormone which can cause you to plateau.......or at least that is what she told me.

famograham
03-19-2008, 09:30 PM
Jerzygal...you are most welcome here!

:hug:
Linda

jerzygal
03-19-2008, 10:21 PM
Don't be ridiculous! :) EVERYONE is welcome in the 100lb club! The more the merrier!!!!! And don't you forget it :D

Oh gosh jerzygal- you're welcome anywhere!

Fiber, I'm the same way. Sleep deprived=hunger in a crazy way.
I know most of my weight problem comes from this. I work crazy crazed hours and the last two years of very little sleep have taken their toll on me. Since recently realizing it was a major contributer I've tried to let (a little bit) go of my workaholic ways.

Jerzygal...you are most welcome here!

:hug:
Linda

thank you all!!

I am new to the forum and don't want to make "wrong" posts. I appreciate the support!

:grouphug:

3Beans
03-19-2008, 10:32 PM
Hoo boy, am I familiar with this. Last week after a poor night of sleep I ate over 2,500 calories. (Like you, all healthy stuff - the same healthy stuff I became overweight eating in the first place thanks to abysmal portion control.)

I'm spoiled because I work flexible hours from home and don't have kids, so when I can, I'll take a short nap to stave off a binge if I'm really tired. I always feel sorta guilty to sleep during a business day, but I feel guilty after bingeing too, and the effects are worse!

SoulBliss
03-19-2008, 10:54 PM
I sleep very little. It's the worst unhealthy habit I have. I am working on sleeping more. Sometimes I just have very hungry days, so I relate. Yesterday was one such day. I ate too many nuts. :( I did much better today though, but the dangerous hours are coming up (8-10pm). I will try to just drink water and maybe a cup of herbal tea. I relate to what a lot of you have shared-I too became fat eating "healthy" foods, just too much!

wendymeows
03-19-2008, 10:58 PM
Must be something in the air today...I have felt like a bottomless pit today too. I slept fine but I have felt real down and unmotivated. I've felt like the energy has been zapped out of me! I just posted another topic because now I'm worried that going over my points (ww) was a setback :( I hope for a better day tomorrow!

LaurieDawn
03-20-2008, 12:13 AM
When I am really tired, I also have the hardest time resisting temptation. So, it's not just hunger, but a lack of willingness to stop myself from eating the junk. So, yep, I'm commiserating - especially because I am looking at a very short night of sleep tonight.

JasonsLea
03-20-2008, 02:03 AM
The same thing happens to me. If I don't get enough sleep, it all over the next day.

sarahdafiregal
03-20-2008, 09:10 AM
What a Catch-22. And helps me understand more my weight gain these past few years. I have chronic depression, which has caused terrible tiredness and insominia, not to mention the fatigue from weight gain and so my body is just asking for food.

I too have chronic depression (along with a suicide attempt) and I always feel tired. Worrying doesn't help either. Last night I didn't want to exercise but I forced myself to do some yoga. I felt much better after it and slept pretty good last night too. I'm hoping this is a trend!! :crossed:

scoobie74
03-20-2008, 09:41 AM
When I have a bad night for sleeping I feel the most hungry during the night when I am up and it is for ice cream, candy, cookies, cakes, and all those things that I want to stay away from. If I just go back to bed I find that in the morning then it is not quite so bad for me. My fiance has been having restless nights and all he wants to eat all day is the things that I listed above plus anything and everything that is sweet and not healthy.

Beverlyjoy
03-20-2008, 08:03 PM
I agree...when I am tired, it seems like I want to eat more. Always something, I guess - that makes me want to eat more than I should. :dizzy:

OnlyMeantWell
03-20-2008, 08:51 PM
So that's what's been causing my binge behavior. I rarely get enough sleep. I am really going to have to start getting more sleep. Maybe that's why college students gain weight - lack of sleep which leads to more eating, not alcohol!

Babygal
03-22-2008, 09:06 PM
FIRST I MUST SAY 3 Beans your pic is too cute
Chicks I am in the right house. I have a sleep apena. I have to sleep with a sleep machine and I am currently being treated for depression. So, I guess all this is directly related to my being overweight. I want to eat right now. I think I am going to have some penut butter and apple.
Also, certain times of the month my hormones go crazy, I have noticed that there are some days when I can never eat enough. I never knew it was ALL related. So, it seems that during those times of the month it might be helpful to sleep more. I work part-time but am busy full time with family, friends, personal business etc.
Thanks all
Oh, I don't understand how to transfer the tracker to my postings (I bet it is something simple)
The babygal:dizzy: