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  • how do you fight late night binge cravings.

    I am having a problem at times. That problem is that at night all i want to do is eat. It doesnt even matter what. I end up binging on primal food. I was wondeing if anyone else has this happen and what they do about it. I dont gain more after a binge, but i dont really lose either. I still need to lose a good 15 to 20 lbs. thanks guys

    Mark
    Started at 307 regular diet and exercise went to 285 and stalled. Went primal and went to 227! I always was a brutish caveman now I eat like one!
    Goal weight.....?

  • #2
    Easy.
    Go to bed.
    There's a wonderful story about it here:
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    • #3
      I like that idea but sometimes i find my self staring at the ceiling until i get a snack. Could be in my head. thanks for the reply DR.
      Started at 307 regular diet and exercise went to 285 and stalled. Went primal and went to 227! I always was a brutish caveman now I eat like one!
      Goal weight.....?

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      • #4
        just suffer through it and learn to enjoy the pain.

        you don't eat late at night and that's it, stare at the ceiling til you die.

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        • #5
          dado thanks for the reply. gonna fight it. and dr. go the f''k to sleep is awesome.... especially narrated by samuel l jackson ha ha ha
          Started at 307 regular diet and exercise went to 285 and stalled. Went primal and went to 227! I always was a brutish caveman now I eat like one!
          Goal weight.....?

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          • #6
            You may also be dehydrated. Try drinking some water.
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            • #7
              Coconut flour!!!
              This biscuit recipe is so filling its REALLY hard to eat much more.
              2T coconut flour
              2 1/4T water
              pinch of salt
              1/4t baking soda
              1 egg

              Put them all together, stick it in the microwave in a little bowl for ~2 min and the cut open and melt cheese on it...yum!

              Also, nuts are awesome snacks. Or try making decaf coffee or tea, it really helps me when I'm not hungry, just munchie.

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              • #8
                Do anything where you are not sitting down or laying down. Walk, run, jump rope, dance.
                It's when you're doing passive activities (HA!) that you crave food. If I really want to be on the computer or read a book, I don't sit down, I MOVE. I don't care about looking goofy, because atleast I'm not stuffing my face.
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                • #9
                  Brush your teeth and drink a glass of water.

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                  • #10
                    Chug a quart of water. That usually takes the hunger away.
                    Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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                    • #11
                      Sounds like you need to think about increasing your leptin and insulin sensitivity. You can read the book "Mastering Leptin" or you can read Jack Kruse's blog "The Quilt" and peruse the Leptin thread here on MDA.

                      Or you can just try the simplified approach - eat three meals a day - NO SNACKING, period. Eat a high protein/fat breakfast shortly after arising. Wait at least 5 hours in between meals. Keep your carbs low - ~50-75/day, eat dinner 3-4 hours before bed. Definitely do NOT eat after dinner. Do not do vigorous exercise until you can go very comfortably between meals with no urges to snack.

                      This should help rebalance your hormones so that your body can go into a proper rhythm of storing calories eaten, and then withdrawing/burning the stored calories before hunger reappears. It sounds like your body is storing calories and then wants more rather than switching over to storage burning mode. If you tough it out and JUST DON"T EAT between meals with a good long fast between dinner and breakfast (at least 12 hours, 14 is better) your body will start to revert back to its primal rhythms.

                      Sometimes taking the amino acid L-glutamine (1000 - 1500 mg) can help quell the munchies. best of luck!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Blackcatbone View Post
                        You may also be dehydrated. Try drinking some water.
                        +1

                        I find that I don't want to eat after taking my vitamins, so I do that sometimes too (big glass o water with them).

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Caveman Mark View Post
                          dado thanks for the reply. gonna fight it. and dr. go the f''k to sleep is awesome.... especially narrated by samuel l jackson ha ha ha
                          I want to hear it narrated by Morgan Freeman in that very calm, stoic March of the Penguins voice he has.
                          --Trish (Bork)
                          TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                          http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                          FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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                          • #14
                            I second what Barb says. The one thing that has been the most helpful to me in negating my need for snacks is to eat a high protein (50g to 75g), very low carb (less than 10g) breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up. Weird but true.
                            Chris
                            "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                            My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                            • #15
                              The drinking water (hydration) and brushing teeth are good suggestions, but I have a psychological trick as well. Because of age and medical issues, I have to severely restrict calories--losing and maintaining both. Usually I'm satiated with my VLC menu, but there are times when I think I won't be able to sleep without a snack. I think about what I want, and then I tell myself, "I'll eat that first thing in the morning." The craving vanishes, and in the morning, I don't have any craving for that particular food item. I think this works because you're not trying to obliterate the craving; you just push it off to another time.

                              I also want to mention that long before anyone ever heard of leptin reset, I was eating a high protein breakfast daily (at least 30g, sometimes 50g), and I credit that for my ability to lose almost 200 lbs over the past few years.

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