For about 5 years now, I have had a problem with strong cravings around 8-10 pm. Recently, I have been drinking the daikon-carrot weight loss tea in the morning (4 days strong), but I still feel as though my overeating at night counteracts any effects the tea could have.
As an example, Today I had
Weight-loss tea 630 am
Miso soup from TKL with Kale, Celery, Apple juice 900 am
2 falafels with hummus 11 am
A daiya mozerella quasadille on small corn tortilla 1130 am
*peanut butter and carob chips (2 tbsp each) 12 pm
Iced coffee 1pm
Risotto from TKL, broccoli, mashed potatoes 6 pm
*Another daiya quesdailla, PLUS nachos, PLUS more peanut butter and carob chips 9-10 pm
The * is for things I know I shouldn't have eaten, but I felt like I needed more to fill me up. However, 2 tbsp of peanut butter is 180 calories, and when I'm eating it it's straight from the jar. Am I not eating enough during the day? Does anyone else struggle with being hungriest at night or have any advice to balance my hunger? I feel as though it is out of my control.
I'm just starting out myself, Shay. Day 3 of superhero for me. So I don't really have any advice to offer you. I have been eating lots of the whole grains which keeps me full (although I think I'm eating too many and carb overloading). But looking at your menu for the day, perhaps a serving of plain cooked whole grains in there somewhere would help stave off your hunger.
Thank you for the advice. I'm trying it today. For lunch I'm having a rice recipe from TKL for lunch, along with some broccoli, and I had oatmeal after the weight loss tea for breakfast. I, too, just started superhero a few days ago and I fear I will overload on the grains. However, in the beginning I'm allowing myself to eat as much as I want, as long as it is considered superhero. After the detox and sugar cravings end, I'm hoping my hunger will be stableized and I won't feel the need to overeat. Thanks again for sharing!
You could also try having a more substantial breakfast.
I have been having my tea and miso at home in the mornings to wake my body up and get it going around 7 - 8 and then I make either the tofu scramble or the rice porridge and bring that to work with me and eat that around 9 - 930. Mind you Im only having about a cup of miso in the am - but it helps with the hunger and keeps you feeling full for the better part of the day so you dont feel like you need to sneak snacks and such.
I used to get nighttime munchies and horribly overeat.Now I eat three hours before going to sleep,and take a long walk before going to sleep.Make sure to chew your food well! Have fiber rich foods,such as beans,grains and vegetables,which fill you up.If you are still hungry,or have a feeling you will be,make a healthy dessert to have on hand or some nice fruit to end the meal with.It's really helped my munchies craving!
I dont know you personally but, in my oppinion it looks like your eating too little during the day. I also have the same problem and, I also take meds so I get cravings at night;(. I find that if I eat during the day regularly then have something light at night I am ok. Hope I helped
Yes Brigit I agree. It's hard for me because I'm just not that hungry in the morning. but Perhaps if I force myself to not eat after a certain time just one night, I will be hungry that morning and then can eat a bigger breakfast.