I thought I finally had made it past the Midnight Munchies but I was definitely wrong. The past week of two I have been ravines in the late evening. Around 9pm I start to get so hungry that nothing can stop me. Last night I came home from my daughters soccer practice and ate about 1 cup of turkey divan, 1 cup of oreo ice cream and then later in the evening I ate 1 serving of sour cream and onion ritz crackers and about a cup of chocolate chips. What is wrong with me???
When I first started eating healthier I had this same problem and I had to work so hard to get past it and now all of the sudden it is back. I wish I could figure out what is causing me to crave junk food at night. I went without these cravings for so long. It just seems so odd that I have them again.
Honestly the worst part of my day is usually between lunch and dinner. I used to want to eat non-stop but I have been doing pretty good with that lately. I'm not sure if I am not eating enough during the day or if I am to tired by the end of the night and I just want to eat to stay awake.
Have any of you ever experienced this before? What have you found to be helpful?
When I had this problem in the past I had so many different suggestions given to me. I tried many of them and they really did help me out until my body adjusted to not needing as much food. If you check out some of my old posts about binging you will find some great comments and suggestions from some of my readers.
I remember one thing that worked great for me in the past was eating a pear and some cheese before bed or cheese and wheat thins. I guess I could try this again but I really don't think my problem is hunger so I hate to stick food in my mouth that late if I'm really not hungry.
I'm thinking about eating more for dinner. I really haven't been eating much for dinner lately because I really haven't been that hungry at that time. Maybe I will force myself to eat more at dinnertime for the next few days and see how it goes. I really want to get this figured out because I can't stand the guilt of binging on chocolate chips at 10 o'clock at night.
If anyone has experienced this before and has any suggestions please let me know. :) I will keep you posted on my bigger dinner theory.