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Ugh, I'm hungry EVERY NIGHT!!! Help!!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 15, 2013 at 7:30 AM

So I usually "wake up" hungry & feel ravenous at night. I want to go get a burger & fries right now...someone stop me

76ace289acce3975e74ac4f252a28093

on January 19, 2013
at 06:56 AM

Sorry, I meant just no jut

76ace289acce3975e74ac4f252a28093

on January 19, 2013
at 06:55 AM

With an out of control thyroid, I believe it will take time. It was pregnancy induced, so.....I'm jut hoping paleo helps.

76ace289acce3975e74ac4f252a28093

on January 19, 2013
at 06:54 AM

You two aren't helping my late night cravings ;)lol

76ace289acce3975e74ac4f252a28093

on January 19, 2013
at 06:54 AM

I'm opposed to carbs because I'm overweight, protein & fat I'm not opposed to.

76ace289acce3975e74ac4f252a28093

on January 19, 2013
at 06:52 AM

I will say I have noticed I do have blood sugar issues....I am a makeup artist & did a big event a couple days ago...I was going & going, I almost fell asleep,until I ate an apple....

76ace289acce3975e74ac4f252a28093

on January 19, 2013
at 06:50 AM

Well, my thyroid medications were just "upped" I'm hoping hat helps because it speeds up the metabolism rapidly & does t allow one to sleep well. I eat a good breakfast, avoid a lot of fruit & since graves is an autoimmune disease, I don't eat eggs, nuts, grains, etc. I avoid them if possible but I'm also trying to lose weight, so I definitely skimp on my carbs... Bfast-bacon, avocado & some kind of berries. Lunch -ground beef, chicken thighs, salad (no dressing) I may have a snack of veggies & meat in between because I get up at 5:30-ish. Dinner, meat, fish veggies & occasional sweet potato

76ace289acce3975e74ac4f252a28093

on January 19, 2013
at 06:42 AM

I have Graves' disease & I'm constantly out of balance.

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(688)

on January 16, 2013
at 09:49 AM

It might also "need" aka crave carbs/protein/fat because you're not getting enough protein. Or carbs. Or fat.

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on January 16, 2013
at 05:18 AM

Eh, not necessarily...

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on January 15, 2013
at 09:26 PM

Or The Counter burger in a bowl with organic mixed greens. With gruyere. Roasted red peppers. Sauteed onions. Fried egg on top. Fuck.

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on January 15, 2013
at 07:50 PM

I recommend 5 Guys.

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on January 15, 2013
at 06:55 PM

That "need" is addiction.

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6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on January 15, 2013
at 02:03 PM

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on January 15, 2013
at 04:45 PM

Eat before you go to bed. Have a late and hefty paleo dinner.
Waking up in the middle of the night like that probably means your blood sugar got low enough for your brain to panic. Once the brain panics, cortisol is released to wake you up and make you go get food. If things are going right, the liver releases enough throughout the night for this not to happen, either by storage of glycogen from carbs you've eaten before bed, or by taking excess protein and converting it into sugar.
Fat can be utilized by the rest of the body as an energy source during the night.

76ace289acce3975e74ac4f252a28093

on January 19, 2013
at 06:52 AM

I will say I have noticed I do have blood sugar issues....I am a makeup artist & did a big event a couple days ago...I was going & going, I almost fell asleep,until I ate an apple....

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on January 16, 2013
at 07:56 AM

You have Leptin resistance. I'm a binge eater and i know what you are talking about. You need to balance your hormones.

76ace289acce3975e74ac4f252a28093

on January 19, 2013
at 06:42 AM

I have Graves' disease & I'm constantly out of balance.

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on January 15, 2013
at 11:00 PM

Eat a nice breakfast with Protein and Fat. Same with Lunch. No carbs until you have finished half of your dinner. Early carbs create hunger. Sleep well. Go to bed early and reduce stress.

More tips here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/46722/how-do-i-lose-weight#axzz2I5VONmnY

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on January 15, 2013
at 01:41 PM

When i feel that ravenous hungry, I eat a little rice (Very little),or may a sweet potato.

Your body just need a little Carbohydrates.

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on January 15, 2013
at 06:55 PM

That "need" is addiction.

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

(3700)

on January 16, 2013
at 05:18 AM

Eh, not necessarily...

76ace289acce3975e74ac4f252a28093

on January 19, 2013
at 06:54 AM

I'm opposed to carbs because I'm overweight, protein & fat I'm not opposed to.

016de26fe61daf799662d3b7b2468324

(688)

on January 16, 2013
at 09:49 AM

It might also "need" aka crave carbs/protein/fat because you're not getting enough protein. Or carbs. Or fat.

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on January 15, 2013
at 11:20 AM

Give us more info about how your daily menu looks!

76ace289acce3975e74ac4f252a28093

on January 19, 2013
at 06:50 AM

Well, my thyroid medications were just "upped" I'm hoping hat helps because it speeds up the metabolism rapidly & does t allow one to sleep well. I eat a good breakfast, avoid a lot of fruit & since graves is an autoimmune disease, I don't eat eggs, nuts, grains, etc. I avoid them if possible but I'm also trying to lose weight, so I definitely skimp on my carbs... Bfast-bacon, avocado & some kind of berries. Lunch -ground beef, chicken thighs, salad (no dressing) I may have a snack of veggies & meat in between because I get up at 5:30-ish. Dinner, meat, fish veggies & occasional sweet potato

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on February 11, 2013
at 07:37 AM

I agree with jayking about the leptin resistance, and I've struggled with night time hunger as well. Check out this article by Dr. Mercola on leptin and insulin. Turns out he recommends a very paleo like diet with 50-70% fat for optimal health, along with high intensity interval (can you say cross-fit?) excercise, and n3 supplementation via krill oil. All of this he says will eventually reverse insulin and leptin resistance.

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on January 15, 2013
at 08:41 PM

Though I normally don't advise it, try having a little midnight snack before going to bed. Maybe some sweet potato with coconut oil, a bit of banana with almond butter, or, if you do milk, some cottage cheese. The fat and protein will keep you full through the night.

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on January 15, 2013
at 06:46 PM

I've found most, if not all of my cravings, have been due to my gut flora. If your gut flora is imbalanced (the good and bad bacteria in your gut), then so will your cravings. When I introduced probiotic foods into my diet not only did all my cravings go away for "bad" foods, but I almost didn't have hunger at all. Your gut sort of serves as your second brain in that way. I dunno, this is what has worked for me, and NOTHING else has for cravings. I eat sauerkraut/various fermented veggies, and kefir everyday now. I FEEL IN CONTROL AGAIN NOW. It's been God sent.

76ace289acce3975e74ac4f252a28093

on January 19, 2013
at 06:56 AM

Sorry, I meant just no jut

76ace289acce3975e74ac4f252a28093

on January 19, 2013
at 06:55 AM

With an out of control thyroid, I believe it will take time. It was pregnancy induced, so.....I'm jut hoping paleo helps.

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