Metabolic Research Center - Hungry at night

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09-23-2010, 09:52 AM
Last night I was stomach growling hungry. My day was a little wacky and while I did stay on plan my timing was off some. The end result was I was uncomfortably hungry at the end of the day. Normally, I just to go bed a little hungry no problem but this was enough to keep me awake. So I ended up having non plan snack..Tried to go as lo cal as possible with cukes and tomatoes. Then thought I should do protein. I'd already done my 4 max HSN's so I had a hard boiled egg.

Any suggestions on how to handle this if it happens again? What are your strategies for evening hunger.

09-23-2010, 10:05 AM
My suggestion is work on the timing of it a little more for starters, but then again, you already know that!

I know one thing I did in the beginning to cover evening hunger and desire to have something in front of the TV was to have my evening dinner at the normal 6-6:30 time, but SAVE my starch out for just a little later -- then I would toast a piece of bread and add my tsp of safflower oil, cinnamon and a packet of truvia for a yummy piece of cinnamon toast, followed by my last liquid hns mixed with the fiberfill. That worked for me.

Another thing the center advised is if you are in a situation you just need that extra push, take a hns meal replacement bar and divide it into 3-4 segments and just grab ONE piece to make your stomach stop screaming at you!

My problem with that is one piece, leads to 2 pieces, leads to the entire bar -- WOOPS!

09-23-2010, 10:27 AM
One thing I've done at night is have the Clear American water. You can get it at Wal-Mart and it has no calories, sodium or sugar. The carbonation really helped my tummy not feel so empty.

09-23-2010, 04:14 PM
this diet is all about staying in ketosis. this is just my opinion, but i would do another hns with maybe the fiber. i would stay away from the carbs, the excess carbs is what kicks us out of ketosis, so do the protien. have you tried saving your hns until evenings. i usually do one before bed, plus it keeps your metabolism going while you sleep. i usually did the creamy at night.