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03-08-2009, 10:18 PM
Sigh...I am just puttering around the site to try to keep myself from eating...I am SO HUNGRY tonight, but have already eaten 1490 cals for the day (my goal is 1400-1500), so do not want to eat more... I am drinking a hot tea, & wish I could just fall asleep, but with the time having changed last night, it still feels like 8:30, so that's not very likely. Raining outside, so no walk...

What do you guys do when trying not to give in to the nighttime hungries?

03-08-2009, 10:24 PM
I do exactly what you are doing, distracting myself. I especially like to go to the goal and mini-goal picture threads and look at the pictures. These pictures help me picture myself a year from now and helps me remember my priorities. Time goes by quickly while I browse and then it is bed-time!

03-08-2009, 10:35 PM
I have some pickles or SF jello depending on if it is a craving and which type. Pickles have about 1 cal per spear and the jello is 10 cals per 1/2 cup serving.

03-08-2009, 10:38 PM
Yeah...I've already had 35 calories worth of pickles (six small pickles, according to my jar - I weighed them) to bring me to the 1490...sigh...

03-08-2009, 10:42 PM
try gum, it gives you something to chew on and the minty favor takes away cravings

03-08-2009, 10:43 PM
When this happens and I really don't want to give in, I usually just try to go to bed early.

03-08-2009, 10:45 PM
An old WW friend of mine takes a warm bath and goes to bed. She figures if she's sleeping she's not eating.

Whatever works.

03-09-2009, 12:26 AM
It depends. If I'm really hungry, not just bored, and I have to stay up for a while, I would eat something. Just a small snack, 100 calories or less. In the grand scheme of things, an extra hundred calories really isn't going to matter.

A lot of times, though, I'm not really hungry, I'm just bored. It's surprising how my body interprets boredom as hunger. In that case, I would just try to keep myself busy. I'd either be surfing the internest or I'd find some project I've been putting off that I can focus on.

Or I'd just go to bed. If I'm not tired enough to fall asleep right away, I'd read in bed for awhile.

03-09-2009, 07:46 AM
I had the same problem last night (PMS makes me ravenous, and I'm on a doctor-prescribed appetite suppressant! Annoying.)

When I realized I was hungry enough that I wouldn't be able to sleep, I had half a piece of turkey meatloaf. High in protein, low in carbs, filling enough to take the edge off, around 90 calories. It's really annoying when you're near your calories for the day and your body won't cooperate, though.

03-09-2009, 12:24 PM
Last night I was having the same problem.. so I had a banana.. it makes me full and is roughly 100 calories. Then I had some water with lime.

03-09-2009, 12:34 PM
Somedays I'm hungrier than others. So, like Blue, if I am truly hungry, I eat something. Our bodies are organic, changing life forms and somedays we'll just need more calories than others. I try to make those extra calories come from fruits, veggies, and lean proteins. Sometimes my body will tell me I'm hungry when I'm thirsty, so I'll drink 12 oz of water or so to see if that's the problem. But if it is true hunger, I eat!

Moonlight Mistress
03-10-2009, 11:50 AM
An old WW friend of mine takes a warm bath and goes to bed. She figures if she's sleeping she's not eating.

Whatever works.

This is my tactic too and it usually works.