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Posted by Alan S.
on October 01, 2000 at 21:42:09:
In Reply to: Eating in middle of night posted by cathy on September 29, 2000 at 15:52:21:
: I have a really bad habit of eating in the middle of the night. Half the time I dont even realize Im doing it. Any thoughts on how to stop?
What are you eating before you go to bed? If it is a meal high in carbohydrates, then that might be your answer. A high carbohydrate meal will cause your bloodsugar level to rise which will result in the release of insulin to bring it back down - and transport it into the cells for storage as fat. If you are like most overweight people (I'm making an assumption here based on the discussion board that you posted in), then your body probably produces too much insulin for the given amount of carbohydrates consumed. This is sometimes referred to as Syndrome X. Anyway, with the excess insulin, eventually your bloodsugar goes below its normal value. This usually takes 2-3 hours and this is what makes you hungry and crave more carbohydrates. Ever get that hunger pang around 10 am after eating a high carb breakfast? Gotta have that 3 pm snack and just get that tired feeling? That's because of the low bloodsugar levels that resulted from that high carb lunch. My suggestion is to try a low carb diet such as Protein Power for a few weeks and see if you feel better. I bet that you will. Alan S.
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