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bedtime snack?

Discussion in 'Nutrition' started by Krystle21, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. Krystle21

    Krystle21 New Member

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    I know your not suppose to eat like 3 hours before going to sleep at night, but what if your really hungry you cant sleep? shouldnt you eat something? What would be the best thing to eat before bed?
     
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  3. amomono

    amomono Senior

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    that is a great question! i find that i usually eat too fast, get full fast at dinner, and then a few hours later i'm hungry again. I need to eat slower at dinner and that would help... but sometimes i need to stay up as much as 5 hours after i eat dinner... what are some good snacks before bed? and how long should you eat before going to sleep?
     
  4. Korrie

    Korrie Moderator

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    this is just my personal opinion, but if you were really hungry before bed, I'd have something small. Its hard to sleep when your hungry. I would suggest a piece of toast, or maybe a small apple or banana.
     
  5. allcdnboy

    allcdnboy Administrator Staff Member

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    definately keep it small ... i can't sleep if i have too much before bed. A glass of water always helps me, but that's only if it doesn't cause me to wake up in the middle of night to stagger to the bathroom.
     
  6. Nymphetamine

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    haha. I usually have a small glass of water too.. I was told not to eat lots of carbs at night. I'm not sure if its true or not, but keep that in mind.
     
  7. errtu140

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    Yes I agree with no carbs at night, or even within 4 hours of sleeping. And excellent prebed snack is cottage cheese, or a protein shake lol. I have 2 meals after dinner, but I'm not on a calorie deficit either. Cottage cheese is I think 120 calories for half a cup. Protein shake can be 300 if with milk or 130 with water. Just don't eat carbs before bed!!!!!
     
  8. hawgdaddy1

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    Dear Hungry Before Bed

    Personally I think if you must have something before bed, Which I also Need a bed time snack and I choose either a protein drink or a serving of cottage cheese. Our bodies continue to work throughout the night and need energy to run and function properly.... I dont think it's when you eat, I think it's what you eat...

    Hope this helped
     
  9. errtu140

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    when you eat has a lot to do with weight loss. if you eat one time daily 1200 calories right before bed, it is not the same as eating 6 times daily at 200 per meal. protein shakes are good, but cottage cheese is excellent, being that its a slow acting protein and its also delicious
     
  10. hawgdaddy1

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    Errtu140 Great answer and I agree with you 100%. I carry a lunch box with me in the car. I made myself a promise to never be hungry. I do eat 5/6 daily in mini portions. I carry Oatmeal, Fruit, Protein Drinks, Cottage Cheese and Garnola with me...
     
  11. tulip22blue

    tulip22blue New Member

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    warm milk?

    i like cottage cheese, also a mug of warm milk is soothing and filling.
     
  12. errtu140

    errtu140 Active Member

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    If I drink warm milk it curdles in my stomache and makes me puke lol.
     
  13. hawgdaddy1

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    LOL Sorry to hear that as I eat my morning oatmeal
    HAWGDADDY
     
  14. chunky_soup

    chunky_soup Active Member

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    Do you really eat oatmeal? How do you make it taste better? Just the oats is gross to me and want a healthy way to make it better.
     
  15. Nymphetamine

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    you can also put in some chopped up apples and a bit of sugar before you cook it.. it gives it a great flavour. There are also those instant Quaker Oatmeal stuff. I love those!
     
  16. hawgdaddy1

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    OATMEAL ROCKS !!!!! Like YOUGURT? I have 2 packages of plain oatmeal each day with a low calorie fruit type yougurt in it...It Taste Great.

    Heck, i like plain yougurt too...Am not a picky eater...I actually like healthy foods...My main problem has been there are people in the house that dont need to Lose , SO there is always junk food around...I dont saty away from it !!!

    I also like Soups, Salads, Tuna etc for lunches
    Fish, Chicken, Fresh Veggies for dinner
    Snacks: Yougurt , Protein Bars (Post or pre workout) Veggies/Fruit Cottage Cheese, Popcorn....

    Just a few idea's from my Lunch Box
     
  17. chunky_soup

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    I have never thought to put yogurt in it...hmmm I'll have to try that.

    I've been eating vanilla yogurt with starberries for breakfast and totally loving it!
     
  18. adrian15

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    you shouldn't be so strict,2 hours before bedtime is enough!
    and if you're really hungry,you should have something small,like a croissant or a small sandwich!it'll be enough!
     

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