Late night eating
May 21, 2008 5:36 PM Subscribe
How to deal with the late night munchies?
posted by isoman2kx to health & fitness (30 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
For as long as I can remember, I've always woken up to eat. Sometimes it's because I can't fall back to sleep and feel like I need food to get back to sleep, lately as I battle depression/anxiety on a daily basis (I am seeing a psychologist and am on Lexapro though, so that's covered), I find the need to just continue eating more and more until I'm miserably full sometimes at 2, 4, 5 am, etc.
I've asked this before on other sites but I didn't like the answers of "just watch what you eat" or "it doesn't matter when you eat, it's how much you eat". Dammit, if it were that easy I'd do it. What I'm talking about is effective strategies to either trick me into being full (like oatmeal, which works sometimes but not as effective as I'd like it to be) or finding the ideal low calorie snack that doesn't consist of baby carrots, asparagus, or any other ridiculously disgusting idea like that.
I've got my symptoms boiled down, now I'm just looking to do something about them. I've even tried writing on my hand with a sharpie (ALL OVER my hand) "do not eat" , "if you eat, eat a fruit". It doesn't work. The hunger I have is very much psychological hunger too, because there's no way in hell when I eat a full bowl of oatmeal at midnight that I'm hungry at 3 am. No way.
Has anyone here successfully battled this and won?