Being woken in the middle of the night suffering really strong hunger pains happened to me when I first dropped my calories. It was only a drop of about 250 - sometimes a little more, but that was enough to cause middle of the night problems, as well as day-time problems with extreme hunger, nausea and light-headedness. I went back up to what I HAD been eating and dropped in small increments of about 50 cal's, and that helped immensely.
It COULD be that your mind hasn't learned to recognize hunger signals BEFORE you go to bed, so you are getting woken up by your body demanding food.
Are you recording all you eat on the days you HAVE recorded? I note that there are a few days with nothing entered so suspect you only put in SOME of what you eat on those low calorie days, too. I strongly suggest that you enter EVERYTHING into the tracker, because only then can you truly find out what is going on.
It COULD be that you are eating processed foods that fill for the very short-term, and not enough healthy foods that fill for the long-term.
Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 2/16/2013 (22:12)
2/16/13 5:12 P
Oh my! BEANBYDESIGN is right. I really hope you have been forgetting to complete your nutrition tracker every day!
The absolute least amount of calories you should get in a day is 1200. According to your tracker, you RARELY get to 1200. If your really have been eating 300-1000 calories a day, your body is starving and is waiting until your consciousness is altered just enough that it can hijack you and get you to eat some food!
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1,021 2/16/13 3:50 P
I don't know if your nutrition tracker is accurate or not, but if it is, you are eating dangerously low amounts of calories during the day (I saw days that had as little as 300 or so calories logged when I flipped through it). If those numbers are accurate, you're probably doing this because you're literally starving yourself. Eat more during the day, and this issue will hopefully resolve itself.
2/14/13 1:38 P
That happens to me when I don't eat enough. I have found having a bedtime snack with protein (since it digests more slowly) does the trick. Just plan it in your allotment. See if that works for you. It's not good to have interrupted sleep and may lead to overeating the following day.
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2/14/13 1:22 P
Have you tried drinking a big glass of water ? Some times hunger isn't really hunger, but thirst. So, the next time you get up in the middle of the night, try having a cup of water or even a cup of tea.
Another thing to consider is whether or not you're eating enough calories during the day. While you might not be going to bed hungry, by 3am you might be. When is your last meal ? Perhaps if you had a small snack before going to bed that would keep you from eating at 3am. How about a piece of fruit or even a piece of whole wheat toast with peanut butter ?
2/14/13 1:05 P
This is becoming a huge problem. I don't go to bed hungry, but every night at about 3am I wake up STARVING. Then, I binge for about five minutes and fall right back to sleep. I'm totally aware that I'm doing this, but I can't seem to stop and I can't figure out WHY IT'S HAPPENING NOW. HELP! I need tips/advice!
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