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After dinner hunger

alexv8719alexv8719 Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
Does anyone else get really hungry between end of dinner and bed? What do you do about it?

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  • cmriversidecmriverside Posts: 28,990Member Member Posts: 28,990Member Member
    Go to bed earlier.

    Save a couple hundred calories and have some cottage cheese with peaches or a smoothie with Greek yogurt and fruit and nuts.
  • JthanmyfitnesspalJthanmyfitnesspal Posts: 2,023Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,023Member, Premium Member
    Some of it is habit. Toughing out a few evenings in a row may help.

    BTW: We are assuming you have a reasonable eating plan. Your deficit shouldn't be more than 25% of TDEE and it's fine if it's less. (i.e., what's the hurry?)
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Posts: 3,217Member Member Posts: 3,217Member Member
    I have dinner and second dinner. I eat half my dinner calories at normal dinner time (around 6pm) and then the other half before I get ready for bed (around 9pm). I can't stand to go to be on an empty stomach.
  • hesn92hesn92 Posts: 5,641Member Member Posts: 5,641Member Member
    Eat later, make sure to have a filling dinner, save some calories for a snack, or just tough it out.
  • MikePTYMikePTY Posts: 3,394Member, Premium Member Posts: 3,394Member, Premium Member
    The easiest thing is to just leave more calories for a late night snack. I normally have at least 2 dinners. Sometimes 3.
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Posts: 1,864Member Member Posts: 1,864Member Member
    Either save room for a snack, eat a bigger dinner, or tough it out. If I eat after dinner I make sure it's something filling like Greek yogurt with a baked apple. If I'm hungry but it's more emotional I brush my teeth and make a big mug of herbal tea. I usually drink some sort of bedtime tea to unwind right before bed and that's part of my nighttime relaxation, I stop thinking of eating (or at least don't) at that point.
  • apullumapullum Posts: 4,498Member Member Posts: 4,498Member Member
    Some of it is habit. Toughing out a few evenings in a row may help.

    BTW: We are assuming you have a reasonable eating plan. Your deficit shouldn't be more than 25% of TDEE and it's fine if it's less. (i.e., what's the hurry?)

    Yup--first thing to check is whether or not your deficit, if you are in a deficit, is reasonable for your stats.

    The second thing to check is whether you may be low on protein, fat, and/or fiber. These things are all important for health, plus many people find one or more of them satiating.

    It might also be a psychological thing if your brain is just used to a snack and isn't satisfied without one. In that case, you can either try to break the habit or just budget some calories for your snack. After all, there is no inherent problem with eating after dinner unless it makes it hard for you to sleep/causes other health problems like acid reflux, or if it puts you over your calorie goal.
  • kcmcbeekcmcbee Posts: 62Member Member Posts: 62Member Member
    I use a protein bar or shake with fiber a couple hours after dinner and it fills a hunger before a later bedtime. Sometimes grape tomatoes with some jarred peppers. Almost no calories but watch the sodium on jars of anything. Great filling snack. Other veggie snacks are good and finer is satiating. Good luck!
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