Weight Loss: Hunger at 2 am

Health & FitnessWeight-Loss

  • Author Joel Riley
  • Published September 10, 2008
  • Word count 522

12:30 A.M. You look at the clock and decide to head to the

fridge for a little snack. Satisfied, you return to bed

until morning. Sound familiar? If so, then you're one of

millions who are guilty of this simple indulgence.

Breaking yourself of the habit of midnight snacking can be

difficult to do, but it CAN be done. It'll take some

persistence and patience to achieve your goal. Depending on

how severe your cravings are, it can take as little as two

weeks, or up to two months to control them.

Some people might call "midnight snacking" a bad habit, but

the truth of it is, it's not a habit at all. Your body is

trying to tell you something; it's telling you to eat more

during the day and that you should be getting more calories

than what you've been taking in. Your body requires a

certain amount of calories to sustain your body through the

night and if you aren't getting that, your belly will tell

you.

One way to restrain yourself from late night munching is to

eat several smaller meals during the day. In doing this, you

get the calories you need and your stomach isn't empty.

It's also healthier to eat this way than to eat a few big

meals during the day.

Eating a large dinner will delay digestion and hinder your

sleep. Eating a high-carb snack at bedtime, such as fruit

or crackers, can help you sleep better and keep your stomach

at rest until morning.

You've always heard that a hot or warm glass of milk will

help you fall asleep. This is true for a couple of reasons.

It helps you feel relaxed and it makes your stomach feel

full. On the other hand, having a drink, such as an alcohol

beverage might relax you, but alcohol actually makes you

hungrier as well as adds calories you don't need

If you think that after dinner cup of coffee is a nice

relaxing part of your evening; think again. Caffeine is a

stimulant and will make you restless. If you must have

something to drink in the middle of the night or before bed,

drink a large glass of water. This will give your stomach a

full.

If water or the warm milk doesn't help you to fall back to

sleep, you might try an optional solution such as reading or

listening to music. You should also not lay in bed awake;

wait until you feel like you can fall asleep quickly before

you lay down. It will take some practice and patience, but

eventually you will be sleeping soundly all night long.

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I lost 40 lbs in 3 months with an extreme weight loss diet that almost destroyed my health. I took spicy food and milk together which led to serious diarrhea everyday.

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