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rubypeanut 02-21-2010 01:29 AM

Should I go to bed hungry?
 
I'm REALLY hungry and having that low blood sugar feeling, but have "maxxed out" my calorie goal for the day (1400). I'm worried that I'll slow my metabolism or not be able to sleep well b/c I'm hungry. Usually I wake up and work out first thing before eating as well and I think if I go to bed hungry I'll just have to eat more before I work out anyway.


Any advice?

Gibby84ca 02-21-2010 03:33 AM

A cup of hot broth has virtually no calories, and will take the edge off your hunger, and the warmth of the broth is soothing just before bedtime.

If I need to take the edge of my hunger within an hour of bedtime i will go for a hot drink, the broth, hot apple cider, or even an herbal tea will usually help me.

Hope that helps!

Acid_Free 02-21-2010 05:29 AM

I'm not sure if it is good to do, but I sometimes do this on purpose.

If you go to bed with food in your stomach, it just sits there in your body, causing a slight weight gain. Going to bed with an empty stomach causes the opposite effect.

I usually don't feel the hunger when I am fast asleep.

I hope this helps, especially if you're a heavy sleeper! :)

monnikjuh 02-21-2010 09:26 AM

what i do if i have hungry and want to sleep just drink some tea , our i try to get a snack like tomato's cumcumber . Mostly i try to make some room in the things i can eat and search for food whit low carb's our law fat what dieet you on at . Than you now if you have hunger you can eat that

KimmyRocks 02-21-2010 12:18 PM

Hi monn...
 
Try this (it works for me.):

Pour a small mug of skim milk and sprinkle a little nutmeg on top. Microwave it for a minute or so. Sip it slowly around 20 minutes before bed.

The amino acids (tryptophan, primarily) and the lactose are activated to help promote sleep, plus, it takes the edge off your hunger. As a bonus it's yummy, too!

Built 02-21-2010 12:30 PM

One idea is to have a half cup of fat free cottage cheese one hour before bed. The whey protein in it burns very slowly which will help you have more energy for your workout on an empty stomach in the morning. We're talking about 70 calories here. But you'll need to experiment to see if this slows your weight loss. I've been doing my cardio on an empty stomach first thing in the morning for years and used to feel shaky before adding the whey protein. Another option would be to factor in the evening cottage cheese in your daily nutrition quota. Many "diet" plans suggest an evening snack, so long as it isn't a starchy carb.

monnikjuh 02-21-2010 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KimmyRocks (Post 4020)
Try this (it works for me.):

Pour a small mug of skim milk and sprinkle a little nutmeg on top. Microwave it for a minute or so. Sip it slowly around 20 minutes before bed.

The amino acids (tryptophan, primarily) and the lactose are activated to help promote sleep, plus, it takes the edge off your hunger. As a bonus it's yummy, too!

Hi kimmyrocks

Oké but i do atkins so i only can take full milk , but i am going to try it do you no so how muts carb's that is ?

flkim68 02-21-2010 12:44 PM

Are you really hungry or are you thirsty? Many ppl confuse the two.

KimmyRocks 02-21-2010 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monnikjuh (Post 4024)
Oké but i do atkins so i only can take full milk , but i am going to try it do you no so how muts carb's that is ?

1 cup of whole (cow's) milk is 146 cal, 13 grams of carbs, 8 grams fat and 8 grams protein.
Source: Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Milk, whole, 3.25% milkfat

There are lots of places online to find nutritional break downs of food, including fitday (this site), by the way. If you're going to stick to Atkins, you'll need to find reliable sites to look things up.

monnikjuh 02-21-2010 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KimmyRocks (Post 4053)
1 cup of whole (cow's) milk is 146 cal, 13 grams of carbs, 8 grams fat and 8 grams protein.
Source: Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Milk, whole, 3.25% milkfat

There are lots of places online to find nutritional break downs of food, including fitday (this site), by the way. If you're going to stick to Atkins, you'll need to find reliable sites to look things up.

That is what Kimmy, I look primarily's forum, Atkins.com and have recently also a carbohydrate and nutritional value of Gi bought, it says how many products each contain carbohydrates ... know more site that can help an Atkins diet (low carbohydrate diet)


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