Seriously, How can I curb my late night eating snacks ? I hav gained 5 kg in less than a yr because if thus bad habits often I dont rmb what I eat after n didnt realised the amt u actually put in my stomach I want to change before things start getting worse like now I gave eaten regularly at specific timing six times a day but still I will nt give up goona to try tonight again! Just feel gd after binging hight sugary full fat carbs snacks
I am not sure if your problem is the late night eating or the binge eating in general. Late night eating is never good since you want to give your digestive system a rest; and late night eating can also contribute to insomnia as well as obesity and mood disorders. It is fine to have a snack before you go to sleep (some people call that a metabolic adjustment) but this should be minimal ie an apple, some cheese, not junk food. Not simple carbohydrates like chips, candy, bread etc.
You may also have something called 'Night Eating Syndrome' or midnight hunger - which is quickly being acknowledged as an emerging eating disorder. If this is the case, often treatment with an SSRI can help. Please see your doctor if you have this, or an related conditions such as 'Nocturnal Sleep Related Eating Disorder'.
If you are a food addict, binging on your addicted foods can happen at night when your resolve to not eat is at its most vulnerable. Are you a food addict? See if these questions apply to you:
If you are a food addict, the good news is that once you have detoxed (that is stopped eating sugary carbohydrates completely), the cravings for these foods will diminish throughout the day including into the night. You can eat something at night, but you will not be inclined to binge nearly as much as you did before or at all.
To find out more about food addiction, please see my website: addictionsunplugged.com.
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