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Complete list of late-night paleo foods with no/low calories to prevent binge-eating?

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Created April 27, 2012 at 4:11 AM

I'm up late, not at home, have too much to do, and feel like eating chocolate cake and/or pizza. Not freaking paleo chocolate cake, either.

What can I stuff in my mouth to get my mind off of food? (that came out wrong)

Here's what I've scavenged from the urban jungle so far:

-Pickles

Here's what I wish I could find at this hour but there's no way Jeebus is going to provide me with these:

-Kombucha
-Herbal fruit tea
-Shiritaki noodles
-Sweet potato crisps
-Kimchi
-Jerky

What paleo foods have little or no calories and can be found at places such as...your local vending machine?

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on July 17, 2012
at 12:27 AM

I second the dried seaweed suggestion for late nights when you get munchie. I did that pre-paleo my first year of grad school, and it really helped me stay up late. On the other hand, I was apparently low in iodine, so maybe that's why. Vitamin C tablets help, too.

4b8bf8683630d2acfb13303e5f311e71

on May 17, 2012
at 05:27 PM

paleobating ftw!

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6244)

on April 29, 2012
at 03:42 AM

AHHAHAHHAHHAAH! OMG - too funny!

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6244)

on April 29, 2012
at 03:41 AM

Dave S - I nearly fell out of chair laughing and Hell I needed that good Paleo laugh ....!

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6244)

on April 29, 2012
at 03:40 AM

It's okay to eat CAFO co-workers and grain-fed co-workers - after all large animals don't store many toxins plus if you supplement with enough fish oil you'll balance those excess omega 6s ... LOL. You didn't hear it first from me .....

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on April 28, 2012
at 11:11 AM

Haha. Use your imagination! (by the way your questions are brilliant).

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on April 28, 2012
at 11:09 AM

(by the way your questions are brilliant)

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on April 28, 2012
at 11:08 AM

haha. Are you serious? Use your imagination!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 28, 2012
at 05:38 AM

Oooh! Good suggestions.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 28, 2012
at 05:37 AM

How does one masturbate without buying pornographic magazines or video tapes? Are there pornographic materials available on the Internet now? I must have been spending too much time reading paleo articles, must explore other facets of the world wide web.

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

(6719)

on April 28, 2012
at 01:54 AM

/\FTW..........

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 27, 2012
at 09:13 PM

I ended up not eating anything, and woke up with a twelve pack and boundless energy. Not exactly true, but at least I didn't wake up feeling guilty and bloated.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 27, 2012
at 08:16 PM

Ok, well think of maybe a walk, or 2 sets of 10. I've got really big, strong legs (and no upper body stength...) so 2x30 is just a nice sort of warm up for me. I guess I should have been less specific. :)

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on April 27, 2012
at 07:30 PM

Paper, the edge of you desk or a ball point pen top are all really good low calorie snacks. If you need something to balance the methionine, you can chew on your knuckles. At the library you should be able to find some gum under the tables. At work, just turn your keyboard over and shake it out. I'm sure some goodies will drop. Lastly, eating your boogers is very paleo!

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on April 27, 2012
at 07:23 PM

Perhaps you could build an infruitenator. Where's Perry?

A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

(4181)

on April 27, 2012
at 06:36 AM

The co-worker is likely grain fed, so it is imperative to find a slim one and supplement with fish oil.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on April 27, 2012
at 06:35 AM

Preparation is the key Mr Pain Database man.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on April 27, 2012
at 06:34 AM

Or available from vending machines....

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on April 27, 2012
at 06:34 AM

CHEESE! Oh wait that's not paleo.

8496289baf18c2d3e210740614dc9082

(1867)

on April 27, 2012
at 06:25 AM

I find, when I'm up late studying and getting mentally foggy or stomachy grumbly, that burpees til exhaustion both wakes me up from my mental stupor and makes me sleep better when I finally hit the sack.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on April 27, 2012
at 06:10 AM

But was the co-worker grain-fed?

A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

(4181)

on April 27, 2012
at 05:46 AM

Sadly, Kamal, the time has come to eat a co-worker. I'm sorry it had to end this way.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 27, 2012
at 05:42 AM

That's funny, but also potentially a good idea, but also potentially too draining at this hour with work to do and sleep on the mind.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 27, 2012
at 05:41 AM

It's game over, unfortunately. CVS is closed, and I can't get back into the library to access the vending machine.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on April 27, 2012
at 05:19 AM

If you had the opportunity to order pizza (in your post), does that same place offer salads? You could eat one with eggs, chicken or whatever meat they have.

A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

(4181)

on April 27, 2012
at 04:59 AM

What are our options now that the vending machine isn't available? Convenience stores and fast food restaurants?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 27, 2012
at 04:45 AM

Fruit sounds good, and I have some at home, but none around the tri-block area that I can tell.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 27, 2012
at 04:45 AM

(I was at the library, now I'm at work)

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 27, 2012
at 04:45 AM

I've even lost vending machine access now...woe is me! <---First World Problems

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on April 27, 2012
at 04:43 AM

any access to something other than a vending machine? are you in a dorm or something?

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on April 27, 2012
at 04:31 AM

Unfortunately, you can find that stuff at your local vending machine. Although, there have been maybe two times in my life I've seen apples.

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5
6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on April 28, 2012
at 12:10 AM

This is not exactly low calorie but 100% chocolate is hard to binge on. A little goes a long way and does seem to satisfy a chocolate craving IMHO.

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on April 27, 2012
at 06:37 PM

eating will probably only make you think of food more, and eating something plain and paleo will probably make you crave junk food more. So, i suggest doing something totally unrelated to food. Go for a walk, masturbate, take a shower, or do as many pushups/sit ups/pull ups as you can do in 10 minutes. Or, just do all of those things.

If you must eat, suck on some frozen grapes or fruit. It does a good job of keeping your mouth occupied for a while.

Hope that helps.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on April 28, 2012
at 11:11 AM

Haha. Use your imagination! (by the way your questions are brilliant).

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on April 28, 2012
at 11:09 AM

(by the way your questions are brilliant)

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on April 28, 2012
at 11:08 AM

haha. Are you serious? Use your imagination!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 28, 2012
at 05:37 AM

How does one masturbate without buying pornographic magazines or video tapes? Are there pornographic materials available on the Internet now? I must have been spending too much time reading paleo articles, must explore other facets of the world wide web.

4b8bf8683630d2acfb13303e5f311e71

on May 17, 2012
at 05:27 PM

paleobating ftw!

5
Eea6a68f5a7190d13c60e1c72417a581

(1376)

on April 27, 2012
at 06:26 PM

Hard boiled egg, seen these even at delis and truck stops. Canned fish. I keep kippers and sardines at work for lunch or emergency rations.

4
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 27, 2012
at 05:37 AM

2 sets of 30 BW squats as fast as you can? Kills my appetite pretty good.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 27, 2012
at 05:42 AM

That's funny, but also potentially a good idea, but also potentially too draining at this hour with work to do and sleep on the mind.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 27, 2012
at 08:16 PM

Ok, well think of maybe a walk, or 2 sets of 10. I've got really big, strong legs (and no upper body stength...) so 2x30 is just a nice sort of warm up for me. I guess I should have been less specific. :)

8496289baf18c2d3e210740614dc9082

(1867)

on April 27, 2012
at 06:25 AM

I find, when I'm up late studying and getting mentally foggy or stomachy grumbly, that burpees til exhaustion both wakes me up from my mental stupor and makes me sleep better when I finally hit the sack.

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0905a0f8cd1e48f6d39fe625a65b6ef1

(2890)

on April 27, 2012
at 07:03 PM

Post Apocalyptic Snacking, eh? I would skip the grain-fed coworker and go straight for the goods: cockroaches. You've DEFINITELY got 'em under the vending machines.

Or ants for that matter...

http://edibug.wordpress.com/list-of-edible-insects/

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6244)

on April 29, 2012
at 03:42 AM

AHHAHAHHAHHAAH! OMG - too funny!

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7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77

(1423)

on April 27, 2012
at 04:41 AM

I know you asked for low calorie foods but You can easily find nuts at pretty much any store. 90%(or the highest percent you can find) dark chocolate? You can even eat the two together lol. Maybe a can of tuna/sardines? Olives? You can buy jerky at most gas stations(but I guess they have msg in them). Hope this helps.

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3fc07ff31006b1860083f0cfe4472ae4

(561)

on April 27, 2012
at 09:34 PM

I share this need. I like your list Kamal & eat many of the same foods under the same circumstances.

I'm offering both things that can be found easily --and those that require preparedness.

After dinner is such a challenging--and I think emotional time. I often WANT something before the day is done, before I retire, something to fix my ambivalence over what I did an didn't get done during the day--to crave a last dash of joy--before I start all over again tomorrow.

Lately I've been having a few celery stalks in the those last moments of what I call "the mouth" (not hunger).

Celery stalks

pre squeezed or fresh lemon juice from a jar w/cloves of cardammon in it. Mix w/seltzer water (keep bags of lemon on hand)

cucumber slices w/salt or soy sauce/coconut aminos

gray poupon outta the jar--a teaspoon here or there. Not proud of it but the intensity is satisfying

umeboshi plums--this can really turn off the mouth an shut it down for the night

sauerkraut

Fresh-ish dulse--soft enough to eat w/out water

seaweed salad w/konjac --similar stuff to shirataki noodles--from the Asian grocery store. Keep salad pre-made, on hand.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 28, 2012
at 05:38 AM

Oooh! Good suggestions.

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on July 17, 2012
at 12:27 AM

I second the dried seaweed suggestion for late nights when you get munchie. I did that pre-paleo my first year of grad school, and it really helped me stay up late. On the other hand, I was apparently low in iodine, so maybe that's why. Vitamin C tablets help, too.

1
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on April 29, 2012
at 07:19 AM

It sounds like you may not be eating enough fat at your last meal.

1
8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

on April 29, 2012
at 03:45 AM

I always carry in my purse, backpack, and for emergencies ...

1) dark chocolate 70-85%

2) little packet of raw almonds

3) Emmy's coconut macaroons (go easy no more then 1-2 in a sitting - limit to about 6 a week)

4) Paleokrunch bar

5) sardines (only for plane/train/car trips)

1
24df4e0d0e7ce98963d4641fae1a60e5

on April 27, 2012
at 09:39 PM

Baby carrots. I'd say celery but the better point would be to nosh something marginally nutritive and eventually not eat for the sake of eating. Carrots have enough calories to register and squelch true hunger where celery would not.

Frozen grapes or melon balls might be a good option too. Same reason, and should be difficult to eat too fast.

1
Ab0369a70755bd07f44292b4ca8b2260

on April 27, 2012
at 05:30 AM

I think you're out of luck with the vending machine unless there is fruit in there???but good to keep on hand veggies and guacamole, paleo muffins, egg "muffins" in many forms???even with pizza sauce. Clearly you need a kitchen but I make the stuff once a week and keep it to grab in the fridge.

1
B958be1f3a4a9743998ab2ea51d9c945

(205)

on April 27, 2012
at 05:21 AM

Another option might be to get some low calorie dip or make your own and eat any veggie you like in it! Broccoli, carrots, slices of bell pepper, etc.

1
07c86972a3bea0b0dc17752e9d2f5642

on April 27, 2012
at 05:02 AM

Actually pickles sound really good for tasty, munch-able low calorie goodness. But I love pickles.

If I were you I'd get a big ice tea and a bag of classic lays. And I wouldn't feel guilty about it either. Once in a while I just want some potato chips, PUFAs be damned. I'm glad they are gluten free.

But the only real solution to your problem is to be better prepared next time. Don't leave home without your jerky!

1
78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

on April 27, 2012
at 04:29 AM

Um, a water bottle if your only option is the vending machine.

Pork rinds if you must.

1
363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on April 27, 2012
at 04:27 AM

If you're not very low carb, I would have some fruit. It's high water content makes it very satisfying for me, and it digests fairly quickly for most, so it is better for late night snacking. I love grapes, apples, melon, and sometimes coconut water at night makes me feel full, and is pretty low calorie for the flavor and light sweetness satisfaction I get. But not everyone is the same of course :)

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on April 27, 2012
at 04:31 AM

Unfortunately, you can find that stuff at your local vending machine. Although, there have been maybe two times in my life I've seen apples.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on April 27, 2012
at 04:45 AM

Fruit sounds good, and I have some at home, but none around the tri-block area that I can tell.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on April 27, 2012
at 07:23 PM

Perhaps you could build an infruitenator. Where's Perry?

0
2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

on May 03, 2013
at 07:38 PM

those seaweed chips, or kale chips, nettle chips, any chips really...yum

radishes with salt

olives

sleep, sleep is fucking awesome

0
F7b25b9c7cf38a4cf5613e12b5dc5bec

on May 03, 2013
at 05:25 PM

I work at a night club a few nights a week and always keep something low calorie for when I get home late at night!

-Water with lemon -Cooked egg whites - sometimes I will pre-make a mini omelette with 1-3 oz grilled chicken and eat it cold topped with salsa when i get home. -I keep a bag of hard boiled eggs in the fridge and pop out the yolks and dip the whites in mustard -Nitrate free/free range turkey deli slices 3 rolled in lettuce dipped in mustard and vinegar. -Any kind of roasted veggie (Asparagus, cabbage and brussel sprouts are my fav) made before hand in celtic sea salt and a tsp of cold pressed olive oil. -chopped veggies (cucumber etc.) dipped in balsamic vinegar or mustard.

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91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 16, 2012
at 04:54 PM

go out side and nibble on a bush or grass, or even push the boat out and drink water till your sick or close then run about and jump till you are sick go to the loo be sick and when thats over 45 minutes has gone by.

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