Hi All. I have always been plagued by night hunger and really want to get to the root of the problem.
Now I know there are a number of thing which can cause it and I have tried to eliminate this without it helping. These include:
- not enough cals. The hunger has come on even at stages when I was eating 1000 cals above maintenance!
- not enough water. I get in around 1.5-2 gallons a day
- too much salt. I have reduced the amount I used dramatically, as well as switching to low-sodium salt.
- too many carbs and/or fluctating insulin. My last P/C meal is either at 12pm or 4pm depending on the day. I have also gone through stages with little-no carbs without it helping.
My dinner is at around 6:30pm and I have a prebed CC/flax/PB mixture. I have tried having this prebed meal either right before sleep as well as having it an hour before. Even when I have this meal 1.5 hours after dinner, hunger kicks in. It actually feels as if having that prebed meal promotes the hungry feeling (causes the metabolism to kick into gear?).
Any idea what can be the cause and how to overcome it?