Hungry night owl

Howells Howells
I always go to sleep at 3-4AM. My biggest problem is that I get hungry after midnight. I don't like to eat much at that time. People say it's not healthy to eat before sleep, and on the other hand, I like to feel well fed. If I go to sleep well fed then I can't enjoy this feeling and the next thing I know is that I'm hungry again in the morning. So why kill the hunger when I'm going to be hungry anyway when I wake up? What should I do about this? Such a dilemma!
06/09/2011
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Misfit Momma Misfit Momma
Almonds are high in fat, protein, and fiber and just a dozen or so can help suppress that hunger!

If you eat a lot of fiber for breakfast, this will also help keep the hunger down later in the day
06/09/2011
ToyBoy ToyBoy
If you are going to eat something before you go to bed, eat something with a lot of protein so that it kick-starts your metabolism and helps you burn fat while you sleep.
06/09/2011
Sammi Sammi
If I'm up late at night and get hungry, I go for nuts or cheese.
06/09/2011
Rossie Rossie
I also stay up till around 3 am every night and get hungry. I drink a glass of Coconut milk when I'm hungry, it helps curb my hunger but will not make me feel too full or make me fat. The brand I drink is called "So Delicious" Original, the Silk brand also started selling coconut milk, but they're not as good as the "So Delicious" brand.
06/09/2011
sasweetheart89 sasweetheart89
A similar thing happens to me and I also don't know what to do. I don't stay up as late as you, but I will wake up in the middle of the night every night and want to eat something. I'm trying to figure out what to do about this, too.
06/09/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
Solution, and half the reason why I'm so thin; be broke enough that food ends up being low on the priority list, beneath student loan bills and stuff. Seriously. I can't sleep and I'd kill for a few cheeseburgers, but all that's in the fridge is yogurt and eggs. Fuck.
06/10/2011
Sir Sir
I would say not eat.

I do not eat after nine at night. Technically, that's even unhealthy. You are not supposed to eat after seven. I was my thinnest and most fit when I ate dinner at six pm and went to bed at ten at night. Woke up in the morning, had breakfast at around 8:30, lunch at 1 or two, dinner at six.
06/10/2011
Howells Howells
The problem is I'm already thin. My BMI is one less than the lower normal value. That don't eat after 7-8-9 is aligned to normal people that go to bed like 10pm and wake up at 6? Since I'm a work at home freelancer working and interacting with mostly US people, my bio clock switched to sleeping like I was living on the East coast. And I actually like it this way. So the don't eat after x o'clock should be 'don't eat x hours before sleeping'. Yeah I thought about protein rich nuts, I sometimes eat them. 1 pack of hazelnuts is like 1200 calories, OMG.

Yeah the yoghurt and eggs is known to me as well. Do you need to keep eggs in the fridge btw?
06/10/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by Howells
I always go to sleep at 3-4AM. My biggest problem is that I get hungry after midnight. I don't like to eat much at that time. People say it's not healthy to eat before sleep, and on the other hand, I like to feel well fed. If I go to sleep ... More
I can't sleep on an empty stomach, my bedtime meds need some food in my stomach so I dont throw up. I also have a son with severe insomnia who has been going to sleep at 6am lately.
06/10/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
You need to eat something with fiber to fill you up in small amounts.
06/10/2011
alliegator alliegator
For after midnight munchies, I sometimes eat a few crackers to take the edge off. Or, I'll eat a quarter of a muffin that will be breakfast when I get up. Costco muffins are awesome.
06/10/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Often times hunger gets mistaken for thirst. Drink a large glass of water (yes, I realize you risk waking up to pee) about 20 minutes before you go to bed and that should satisfy it. Otherwise, I'd go for something high in protein meant to stave off hunger, as someone suggested, almonds
06/21/2011
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