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10-13-2002, 05:03 PM
OK who else gets the screaming munchies in the evening and how do you stay out of the fridge...
I eat cleaner and leaner every day...do fine with my small meals and protein shakes but am STARVING at nite and nothing seems to satisfy
I eat either a couple of egg beaters in the morning with my flax oil and a multi vite...or I blend up some protein shake and take my vitamins with that
snack is fat free yougurt
lunch is usually soup
snack is fruit grapefruit or banana
dinner I eat mostly chicken or lean beef small serving veggie
no breads or pasta
evening again I have either yogurt or fruit and I am always drinking water...I have started having a cup of green tea or two a day also
BUT I AM STARVING around 7 -8 pm...
any one got ideas?? trying to drop a few pounds and this screaming munchies is killing me
10-13-2002, 08:02 PM
The reason you feel you are starving is because you are starving.
I doubt you are taking in 1000 cal/day. You need up your intake in order to get that metabolism kicking again. And it will help curb that munchie cravings at the end of the day.
10-14-2002, 03:50 AM
the last time I checked it I was at around 1300 cal a day but I will up that a bit and try it...want to stay around 15-1600 a day at least..
But I will admit my activity level is pretty high
tried a protein shake last nite before as I was typing and that seemed to help more than anything else I have tried but the satisfaction didnt even last with that need to figure out how much protein I am getting a day..maybe I am still low on that with my energy output..
Its not so much true hunger as a "munchie" type craving...
Thanx for the answer Trish
10-14-2002, 03:44 PM
LadyTrex...I used to be a nitetime munchie junkie! So I know how you feel.
I could eat from the time I finished dinner till I went to bed and never feel satisfied. Had nothing to do with being hungry....in fact sometimes I was so stuffed I felt nauseaus.
Do try to increase the calories a bit....except for fruits/veggies, you do not seem to be taking in any carbs. Try adding some other complex carbs to the diet.
10-16-2002, 06:56 PM
been throwing a banana into the blender every time I make a shake... tastes pretty good but its 9:30 and I am wondering what I got in the fridge LOL
trying to just GO TO BED when the midnite munchies hit
10-16-2002, 06:59 PM
throw a TBLS of peanut butter in with that shake at night!!!!!!!
10-17-2002, 05:41 AM
LOL....I have gone to bed at 7:30pm some nites. Sometimes that is the only way to keep from raiding the kitchen.
10-17-2002, 06:14 AM
I'm starting to feel like a pig. I always try to get in around 1,500-1,600 calories a day. I also shoot for 175-200 carbohydrates & a gram of protein per lbs. of lean body mass. I've tried lowering my calories before to around 1,300 - 1,400 per day & just felt miserable because I was hungry. I guess with all the exercise, I need to eat! :)
10-17-2002, 06:36 AM
I can do a lower calorie intake for a couple of days at the most. Any longer, and I end up going on an eating frenzy.
So I usually just do it for a quick fix, before a special event, when I want to be looking little bit sleeker.
Otherwise I am at 1500-1800/day. Seems to hold the hunger in check...and keeps the weight stable.
10-17-2002, 07:20 AM
Mine stays pretty stable also, Trish. I read a lot about nutrition and a lot of the nutrition articles will say that at my weight & activity level, I should be able to eat about 2,200 calories a day. Now, that would make me gain weight! :) Anyway, eating what I do seems to keep hunger at bay. I usually cheat on Saturday nights -- I love date night!
10-17-2002, 11:37 AM
a rice cake with a teaspoon of peanut butter and a teaspoon of honey before bed. I swear by it. If I don't have one of these, I wake up in the middle of the night with hunger cramps.
With caloric intakes like 1300-1600, you are slowing down your metabolism! When you train your body that you aren't going to starve it, it wont store everything you give it.
I'm 5'3", 106 lbs, 13% bodyfat and I consume at least 2200 calories a day.
10-17-2002, 06:46 PM
Wow that seems like a lot of calories. I know my trainer told me to break even I should consume 2100 a day and to build I should eat 2600 a day in approx. 45/45/10 split.
How is your diet split and what do you eat on a typical day?
10-18-2002, 05:49 PM
it will blend up into the shake?? will try it
may save the ricecake and peanut butter for the seriious munchies sometime...LOL
10-18-2002, 06:30 PM
ohhhhhhh if I ever see you at a competition somewhere it better be your cheat day cause I am buying the drinks... adding peanut butter to chocolate protein blender is WONDERFUL...tastes like a Reeses Peanut butter cup ..am still gonna stock up on rice cakes just incase I get the screaming midnite munchies
Thanks to all those who answered... about three years ago at this time I was being considered a candidate for chemo therapy due to some bad cells in a test... and was in so much pain all I could do was take the meds they docs gave me... and eat and lay around... now a couple of surgeries later... (no chemo thank God).. off the ciggarettes... off the junk food... onto the tread mill every day and lifting at a good gym...My old drill sergeant would be proud...
10-19-2002, 02:15 AM
Its a deal,,,,, we can have some protien and peanut butter..... and congrats on the recovery!!!!!!!!!!!
10-19-2002, 03:34 AM
From an unknown source:
There among the piles of clutter,
Lay a poor man in the gutter.
I approached and heard him mutter,
"Call 9-1-1 for peanut butter!
"Sound the siren, light a flare.
Intensive peanut butter care.
Bring some liquid that contains
Some peanut butter for my veins!"
I'm like him, I do declare.
I need peanut butter care.
Peanut butter's every where.
On my feet and in my hair.
I'm a peanut butter nutter.
Proud old peanut butter strutter.
Heart's a flutter, makes me stutter:
"Puh-puh, puh-puh, peanut butter."
10-19-2002, 06:17 AM
I get some more definition going in my abds and I will post a pic... but thats where the docs cut so its tough going getting the 6 pack up...
Honestly it seemed to help the craveings last nite.... will keep at it.
Thanx to all
10-19-2002, 09:51 AM
You don't say what time that you eat or train at specifically!
Try some foods in the morning that have oatmeal and fibre in them, they'll kepp you full for up to three hours!
If you're gonna snack, make sure that you have some milk aswell, slimline, but should have enough protein and calcium to keep you full for a couple of hours!
Go for dinner in the afternoon, say between 12:30-14:30...it will keep you full until 16:30-18:30...THEN have a workout, you're body is at it's peak in terms of physical ability to train around 17:30-19:30 and after training then have a bite to eat...plenty of brown bread, chicken or fish and slimline milk!
You basically need to eat more, and time it well,
Go n-éirí leat,
10-19-2002, 05:29 PM
during the week I train mostly in the early evening... around 1730-1830/1900 on weekends I go in between 0800 and 0900
I make my protein blenders with fat free milk... and now have one at nite (with Peanut Butter!) ...my morning one has soy protein and whey protein added...( I know soy isnt that thrilling a protein but I do notice I feel better on days when I add soy in the morning)... I add banana in the morning and PB at nite.. Have also added CLA to my supplements..wanna see if its worth the hype
Dinner is usually at 1630 or so ...lean meat and lots of green beans or spinich or something ..I only eat bread once a week
Maybe once or twice a week I do have oatmeal ... kinda as a treat and a break from the scramblers..
Currently my only other vice is coffee..( you want to see why they call me Trex?? take my coffee away LOL) .. and occasionally CHAI on cheat days....
10-19-2002, 06:10 PM
Let me know how you do on the CLA. I almost bought some the other day but thought I'd wait to ask you guys/gals!
10-20-2002, 03:53 AM
hope it matches what the reviews seem to say..