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Is Evening Eating Destroying Your Weight Loss Efforts?

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  • I generally don't have too much trouble with night time eating, but last night my hubby brought out a box of cookies & my will power went down the tube. :/ He loves night time snacking. I am going to have to work harder. He is not trying to sabotage, he is just doing his thing...but it amounts to sabotage on my end, Lol. - 9/30/2016 1:38:28 PM
  • KARENO05
    This is me as well. I have found that in the past couple of months, as long as I plan well and make sure I have a good amount of protein throughout the day, including a sugar free, protein bar around 3pm, I'm less likely to binge eat when I get home. It's taking me years to finally catch on :| But at least I have! - 9/30/2016 1:21:04 PM
  • Huge problem for me control is always at somewhere around zero!!! Sometimes I just go to bed and funnily enough that stops the craving even if I don't go asleep. It's always junk food cravings never fruit etc - 9/30/2016 1:22:54 AM
  • Well that certainly describes me to a tee! Guess I'd better work harder at tracking and keeping busy doing something besides eating in the evening! Good article! - 8/7/2016 9:11:56 AM
  • My dilemma is that my blood sugars drop in the evening after eating dinner, so I need to eat something small to bring it back to a normal level. Then I wake up at various times in the night & check it again and it's getting low enough that I KNOW it will drop even more if I don't eat something. I'm pretty sure that I need to adjust my insulin dose, so will be talking to my Diabetes RN about this. Very good article! - 6/19/2016 6:20:00 PM
  • This is a huge problem for me! It doesn't help that I have terrible insomnia and mild sleep apnea so I am usually sleep deprived. I used to carb load with junk food at night and the crash would help me get to sleep. Part of the reason for my night-time eating I have realized is anxiety - stress eating.
    Evening exercise just makes the insomnia worse. I'm trying to get in to the habit of morning exercise because my job requires me to be sitting all day keyboarding - between work and commute I have no option but to be sitting 10 hours a day Monday-Friday. This kind of work leaves me mentally exhausted and hurting all over at the end of the day.
    - 6/12/2016 9:50:43 AM
    omg this is me .. it's crazy , i do good all weekend with the boyfriend , he goes home sunday morning , i don't do too bad. busy all day until night hits , it's like i can't get enough , starts with a few chips , then peanuts ok need something to wash it all down with, then i decide ok eat a meal, so i don't snack, so i do that , then ice cream , oh but still not full.? i have some cheese , gosh, it's like i can't get enough and not sure why i do this. i need a support system, oh forgot to mention bought a bag of gummies , are you thinking i just had 1 or 2 , not ! i ate the whole bag, i guess i really think , that i do good all week i can splurge on sunday , i am sure i gain 2lbs on sundays...grrrrrr , tried doing a puzzle but , gosh i have to have a snack when i am doing it .. ok this lifestyle sucks and i know it . - 5/24/2016 5:52:06 AM
  • SHINTEETAH, "proceeding" is correct; you are thinking of "preceding". But I like your time travel idea! :) - 5/10/2016 10:22:10 AM
  • Great article. I can see how this would get out of hand. It just starts with a small nibble and next thing you know you are binging. I never eat out of the box, and I always measure and track what I eat. Although it is hard sometimes because I would like to eat everything in site! Tracking and measuring helps a bunch! - 1/19/2016 8:39:26 PM
  • ANGEL115707
    I now what gets me. All day long, I am busy, so I don't mind being a little hungry. at night, I hate going to bed hungry. Too many nights I remember going to bed hungry and not being able to sleep. I'll toss and turn if I am hungry. So many people say you should not eat after the sun goes down, or you should not eat several hours before bed.... then I won't sleep!!! About all I can do is pace myself, and maybe even just eat a couple bites of protein right before bed so my tummy doesn't drive me mad.... - 1/18/2016 11:55:47 PM
  • "Consuming a large amount of food before bedtime can also result in indigestion and sleep problems, which can trigger you to eat more during the proceeding days."

    Pretty sure this should be "subsequent," unless we're involving time travel in our weight loss efforts. Which would be awesome. - 1/18/2016 1:51:28 PM
  • Try hot beverages like herbal tea (they seem more satisfying than cold ones), and if nothing else will satisfy, pop some popcorn. Also, my trigger foods are easy to avoid during the day but not so much in my own home - I found that there is no such thing as moderation when it comes to some oods for me, so they are simply not around anymore. - 1/18/2016 10:10:39 AM
  • Because I have reactive hypogycemia and am insulin resistant, I have to eat a little protein every 3 hrs per doc orders. Of course, I'm not eating thru the night, but I do have to have something throughout the day.
    - 1/18/2016 6:45:24 AM
  • I keep reading comments about eating at night or binge eating. Both are very real. But I also read people writing in about " this is the same information that has been going around for years" that too is true. However as I became overweight 25 years ago, my doctor told me something I never forgot " to lose weight you have to take in less than you expend" That was 20 years ago. also told me that "binge eating is more about a behavioral/mental problem than a health issues" Maybe these items have been recycled because it is that simple for 95% of all people. Those pesky facts.... :-) Keep the fact coming folks - 12/7/2015 4:05:31 PM
  • Excellent point. Dinner is the cut off, no matter what time it falls for you. - 11/14/2015 1:57:51 PM

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