"Night Eating Syndrome"

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    Nov 09, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    It hasn't happened for a while... I wake up in the middle of the night, go to the fridge, eat stuff I am not supposed to be eating, and go back to bed happy like a baby. But I have no control over it, my brain is literally shut down when that happens. Next day I wake up, tummy-full and the guilt spree will last the entire day. Any one ever been in my shoes? What can I do about it -if i wake up?

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    This answers it: http://www.casapalmera.com/articles/how-to-treat-night-eating-syndrome/ (personally, it's not that severe lol) To sum up for normal people who happen to have this from time to time: don't do strict diets!
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    Nov 09, 2012 3:16 AM GMT
    I've never tried to eat the night. I didn't even know eating the night was a syndrome.
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    Nov 09, 2012 5:32 AM GMT
    Have a huge glass of water ready that will make you feel full enough to resist?
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    Nov 09, 2012 5:38 AM GMT
    Holy shitt!!! I do this all the time...icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif I thought I was just being a fatty.icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 09, 2012 5:39 AM GMT
    I don't sleep-walk and head to the fridge (like the cartoon strip inset) shows, but I do get really really hungry and ravenous late at night. I eat 3x more at night than the morning/afternoon combined.
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    Nov 09, 2012 10:26 AM GMT
    My ex's gram does the Ambien walk. Every night, to the kitchen, gets bread and a knife. Acts like she's spreading butter or peanut butter on it and eats slice after slice. Unreal!

    I would tell your doctor.
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    Nov 09, 2012 10:29 AM GMT
    I'm a pretty vivid sleepwalker. And sleep talker. I apparently have some kind of hyper-lucid answering machine people can reach while I'm asleep. icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 09, 2012 10:40 AM GMT
    "Night Eating Syndrome"? Sounds like psychologist speak for "greedy bastard".
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    Nov 09, 2012 11:59 AM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said"Night Eating Syndrome"? Sounds like psychologist speak for "greedy bastard".


    sounds like being stoned
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    Nov 09, 2012 8:44 PM GMT
    haha nope not a stoner!
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    Nov 09, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    I did this all the time when I was on Lunesta...
    I also would clean my house (I once bleached my fridge)
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    Nov 09, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    RadRTT said (I once bleached my fridge)


    Is that a euphemism?icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 09, 2012 8:49 PM GMT
    showme said
    RadRTT said (I once bleached my fridge)


    Is that a euphemism?icon_razz.gif
    No or at least I don't think it is
  • bischero

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    Nov 09, 2012 8:53 PM GMT
    madmanliquor saidhaha nope not a stoner!


    You could have just created a habit. How long have you been doing this? Your body has gotten used to waking up in the night, strolling to the fridge, eating, and then falling back asleep; essentially you've created a type of nursing mechanism.

    If you're eating well during the day, this extra meal is really not needed physically, but is psychological. The best thing you can do is break the habit. As some have already suggested before, when you wake up, replace the food with a glass of water and then go back asleep. Or, if you're seriously dying to eat, drink a glass of water and eat an apple or some celery. Our metabolism slows down quite a bit during certain phases of sleep to allow for repair of the body so you don't want to be gorging yourself mid-sleep cycle.

    You can do this!!! It'll just take some self discipline. icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 14, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    Thank god im not alone in this ! lol

    some times i don't even realize i eat at night .. i just see the evidence there in the am icon_redface.gif I have tried sticky notes ... drinking water. leaving some celery in a cup just incase. what do we do!?
  • aquariumkid

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    Nov 14, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    I eat beef jerky. I rip it off as tiny strings as it is more time consuming that way. very high in protein, and low in fat icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 14, 2012 8:30 PM GMT
    I don't know about the "unconscious" bit, but maybe you're primed for bodybuilding. I knew one guy who set his alarm to wake him up every 3 hours so he could slug down a protein shake. And an ex would "get ready for bed" by eating, like, a whole chicken icon_eek.gif Sometime in the middle of the night, his metabolism would ramp up and his body started putting out heat like a furnace icon_eek.gif

    Personally, I can't eat anything within a couple hours of sleeping - or I get acid reflux.

    Maybe you just need to stock the fridge with "the right stuff." icon_confused.gif
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    Nov 15, 2012 7:29 PM GMT
    so this is ok ? you think it might just be my body ?