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Posted by: 107 (Guest), Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 2:29am
Seems that I really like a nighttime snack, so having said that, what is the best snack I can have at night close to bedtime that would not be too fattening and would be okay to have?  

I just get the munchies in the evening, even when I am full, habit maybe?

Gonna start the fucus plus before my evening meal tomorrow and see if that helps to suppress my appetite in the evening.

Posted by: italybound, Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 2:59am; Reply: 1
How are you on your magnesium? Might help w/ the craving. It is supposed to help w/ chocolate craving. I'm like you, I want something 'good' after supper. ( and I'm bad at getting my magnesium down, as I have to drink it. Really need to find a good mag pill. Suggestions anyone :-)   I can eat a sweet potato w/ ghee and be satisfied, but it is too much carb for my BS problem right now. Might work for you tho. :-)  If you like the sweet potatoes, try a garnet variety. They are very naturally sweet and paired w/ some yummy ghee.......very satisfying. :-)
Also, someone mentioned making a dessert of almond butter, cocoa and VG. Very good as well. :-)   I rolled mine in crushed walnuts.
Posted by: Alia Vo, Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 3:04am; Reply: 2
I only have fruit for a snack, so I would have fruit before bed if I was truly hungry.

In many of the Health Series books, in the 'A' blood group section, I believe a protein snack such as soymilk or yogurt is suggested if eating a pre-bedtime snack.

Alia
Posted by: Laura P, Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 3:18am; Reply: 3
I would have protien like a soft boiled egg with some veggies, but if you are not hungry you shouldn't eat

What do you eat for dinner maybe that has something to do with it
Posted by: Lynn, Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 3:39am; Reply: 4
Salad or vegetable soup I made myself.
Posted by: 107 (Guest), Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 3:45am; Reply: 5
I think the magnesium thing may be a good idea.  I always wait and take my mag right before bedtime, but maybe I should take it after dinner sooner.  I crave something like nuts, possibly for the mag. content?  Sometimes, I just have some blueberries, but tonight I wanted something nutty, so I had some tahini butter mixed with it, with some veg. glycerine.  It was super delicious.

For supper, I had a hearty meal, I think.  Steamed kale (lots of it and yummy) with lemon juice on top and bison flank steamed in a steamer with a salad (romaine, carrots, lemon juice and a tiny bit of olive oil)  a couple of walnuts on salad as well.  It doesn't seem to matter what I have for dinner, I still get these night time snack attacks.

So, I had a good sized dinner, but after about an hour or so, I wanted a "snack" again.  I will try to move up the magnesium to after dinner.  Also, I should be starting my period any day, so this may have made the craving for something more prevalent.  I don't eat sweet potatoes, as they are just too starchy for me and make me feel yucky.  Can't do ghee either, so...
Posted by: Lisalea, Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 3:51am; Reply: 6
Quoted from pkarmeier
How are you on your magnesium? Might help w/ the craving. It is supposed to help w/ chocolate craving. I'm like you, I want something 'good' after supper. ( and I'm bad at getting my magnesium down, as I have to drink it. Really need to find a good mag pill. Suggestions anyone :-)   I can eat a sweet potato w/ ghee and be satisfied, but it is too much carb for my BS problem right now. Might work for you tho. :-)  If you like the sweet potatoes, try a garnet variety. They are very naturally sweet and paired w/ some yummy ghee.......very satisfying. :-)
Also, someone mentioned making a dessert of almond butter, cocoa and VG. Very good as well. :-)   I rolled mine in crushed walnuts.



Hello,
How  r  u tonight ?
I  was wondering what VG stands for ??

I love almond butter, I eat it by the spoonfulls !!!
I'm wondering if it's a bad idea though for the digestive system ??

Thanks
;D
Posted by: Lisalea, Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 3:57am; Reply: 7
Quoted from Lynn
Salad or vegetable soup I made myself.


Hi,
I'm just wondring how long it takes u to make a homemade vegetabe soup ??
Is 20 minutes simmering enough in ur opinion ?
Care to share ur recepe ?? ;)

I've never been much of a soup person but recently I've been incorporating them into my meals a few times per week 'cause I realized that the hot liquid is good for the digestive track and makes the foods go down easier ...

Thanks beforehand  ;D
Posted by: KimonoKat, Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 4:06am; Reply: 8
Quoted from LISALEA



Hello,
How  r  u tonight ?
I  was wondering what VG stands for ??

I love almond butter, I eat it by the spoonfulls !!!
I'm wondering if it's a bad idea though for the digestive system ??

Thanks
;D

In this instance she's referring to Vegetable Glycerine.
Posted by: Don, Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 4:07am; Reply: 9
Tina, Taking the magnesium earlier such as after dinner may make you more tired in the evening and then it won't provide the extra relaxation you want at bedtime. Just a thought.

Have you ever tried drinking a glass of water and then waiting 15 minutes to see if your appetite/craving goes away?
Posted by: Don, Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 4:10am; Reply: 10
Quoted from LISALEA
I love almond butter, I eat it by the spoonfulls !!!
I'm wondering if it's a bad idea though for the digestive system ??
It may bother your digestive system only you can be the judge of that.

However, the another problem is that almonds are high in omega 6 EFAs. Therefore, make sure you are getting enough omega 3 EFAs in your diet to provide you with the right balance.


Posted by: Laura P, Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 4:29am; Reply: 11
Tina, I just really don't think you should eat if you are not hungry, if you are hungry than have a small snack but this seems to be more of a desire thing.  I agree with MoDon, drink some tea, do something.  It seems that you have trained yourself that having a snack is how you end your night and is your trigger to relax and wind down.  Try to institute some other type of ritual instead
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 4:35am; Reply: 12
a walnut, almond butter mix, perhaps.......
for both omegas...
Posted by: Drea, Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 4:40am; Reply: 13
Quoted from lkpetrolino
Tina, I just really don't think you should eat if you are not hungry, if you are hungry than have a small snack but this seems to be more of a desire thing.  I agree with MoDon, drink some tea, do something.  It seems that you have trained yourself that having a snack is how you end your night and is your trigger to relax and wind down.  Try to institute some other type of ritual instead


I'm with Laura on this one. In fact, I've been working on retraining myself to stop eating after 8pm. If I get the munchies, I'll either drink some water, or do some deep breathing/alternate nostril breathing. Usually, that takes care of things.

Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 4:59am; Reply: 14
Do you get any protein in your evening meal, Tina?  Salad and veg soup would leave me hungry in an hour.
I have a very low carb mid-day meal, and like to have some carb with my evening meal, along with a good serving of protein.  It takes care of the cravings.
Posted by: 107 (Guest), Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 8:22pm; Reply: 15
All very good thoughts, everyone.  I will try drinking tea and water at night.  It's just like it hits me so hard!  I do eat lots of protein with my evening meal and veggies too.  

Thanks again guys.  I will keep you posted how I am doing!  ;)
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 12:57am; Reply: 16
What about fats and carbs with your evening meal of proteins and vegetables, Tina?  Without the carbs in the evening, I would be very craving-driven.  And fats slow the digestion to leave you satisfied longer.  
Posted by: Laura P, Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 1:20am; Reply: 17
Tina I really think your avoidance of fat is causing you a problem, your body is wanting something even though it is physically full.  Don't be scared of fat, fat will not make you fat! The body and the brain is made of fat and functions best using fat as an energy source
Posted by: 107 (Guest), Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 1:45am; Reply: 18
Could be, Laura.  Although I am definitely eating more fat since the last thread when we went through all of that.  I ate an avocado for a late afternoon snack when I started craving something, and it really satisfied me until dinner.  But, with dinner, I didn't have any fat really, except a tiny bit of olive oil.  I am going to try adding flaxseeds to my diet and see if that helps as well.  And, I am going to try and make some homemade ghee.

Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 1:50am; Reply: 19
Quoted from Tina
And, I am going to try and make some homemade ghee.



You go girl! I just made some yesterday. Mmm mmm mmmm.
Posted by: italybound, Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 2:01am; Reply: 20
Tina, as soon as that ghee cools off, have a tablespoon or two. You'll just be in heaven!! And I agree that you may need the fats to satisfy your sweet tooth. Maybe next time I get a sweet craving, I'll just head to the bowl of ghee instead. Sounds like a good trade off to me!!!!  ;)     I do eat my share of ghee, olive oil, flax seed oil and other oils, so I don't think that is my problem. Hope it is yours, it would be an easy 'fix' for you.  :D
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 2:17am; Reply: 21
Good for you, Tina.  Be brave!!
I made ghee last night, too, and the smell makes my mouth water.  Lot of us on this Forum call Ghee "candy". It's not that it's sweet like candy, but it satisfies a need for "something" like candy does.  
Try and have some ghee with your evening meal.
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