Appease the hunger monster
April 1, 2014 5:01 AM Subscribe
It's 5am, and I'm up because I'm hungry.
posted by so much modern time to Health & Fitness (24 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I constantly wake up in the middle of the night because I'm hungry. I'm trying to lose weight by being more active (jogging, going to the gym, walking 10K steps with my Fitbit) and cutting down on the portions for my diet, but it's not working. In fact, I'm putting on more weight.
Nearly every day, I wake up in the middle of the night because I'm starving. I have to eat. Right now I'm eating a hardboiled egg and an apple, with herbal tea.
My daily meals:
- Bowl of oatmeal in the morning: includes flax seeds, chia seeds, almonds, etc.
- Lunch: Salad/something quick on the go.
I have to admit that recently I haven't really been taking the time to eat a proper lunch since work is so busy. There have been many days where I'm hungry all day because I'm taking small bites throughout the entire afternoon.
- Dinner: Dumplings or noodles.
I usually eat dinner late because I might have something going on in the evening--doctor's appointment, working, etc. This past week I've eaten all of my meals out. But even if there are days where I'll eat something that is very hearty, I'm still hungry later.
- Snacks: fruit, edamame, hummus, apples with peanut butter
I feel that I'm eating enough calories, but regardless of what I eat, I'm always hungry later at night. I'll often go to sleep late (around midnight - 1am) a bit hungry, and even if I eat a snack before, I'll wake up a few hours later because I'm starving again. For instance, I ate a rice bowl-size portion of edamame right before I went to sleep, but I'm now up again.
What can I do to stop this horrible cycle? I'm tired and stressed out because I don't get enough sleep. It's been like this for a few months now, and it's been really bad this past week, where I've woken up EVERY single night except the one night I had multiple bowls of pasta.