How Do I Stop Binge-Eating at Night?
Every night, after the commotion of the day, whether I'm sitting down to surf the web or doing homework, I ALWAYS WANT FOOD. Not just a little food, a LOTTA food. I can't stop eating until after 4 bowls of popcorn and 2 glasses of juice or milk are downed and I'm filled with disgust and regret. Even while I'm eating I know I'll regret it, but can't make myself stop.
Submitted by tots408

You can start by eating breakfast, even if it's something small, says Milton Stokes, RD, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. "By shifting calories to the morning hours, you will ensure that your nighttime cravings don't have as much of a pull."

Start off with a piece of fruit, then gradually add a serving of whole grain and a source of lean protein, until you're consuming a meal consisting of about 350 calories.

Answered by FitnessEditor
Community Answers (11)

Best way ever. Humans have evolved over 100,000s of years to eat at night after a "hunt" and daytime activities, fighting this is futile and damaging, as it is programmed into our biology. Don't fight it, but eat high protein foods at night, no carbohydrates, little fats. THE best is to both count your calories during the day and see what you have left, this is easy for me to leave room for a 6 egg (2 whole/4 white) scrambled eggs (only 200 cals) and you'll sleep like a baby and loose weight :)
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Submitted by abdus.shafi

I used to have this problem too. But I found that drinking a glass of almond milk (drink it SLOWLY) really helps. It takes away hunger and is filling. And the upside is...its only 30 calories--if you drink the unsweetened vanilla. This is my go to trick. If that doesn't work, I take a hot bath. If I'm still craving it then I'll allow myself 1/2 of a serving size. Because half is better than all of it if I'm going to eat it. (: Hope this helped.
Submitted by bljqk

I'm the same way, I eat healthy throughout the day, go to the gym, get a lot of exercise etc but at night i really crave food so much so that i've decided that the sooner i go to bed the better, sometimes around 7 :/ and I should add that I am a dj so it can be VERY challenging at times with my late work hours. Would love to hear some more tips!
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Submitted by jblev922

lots of times that kind of craving comes from anxiety or stress. it happens to me all the time and i have noticed it more when i am worried about something, i try to exercise so that i can de-stress and drinking two glasses of water always works, at least you wont be able to eat as much!....snack on baby spinach instead. :) try to relax
Submitted by karlapaola_01

try switching to peanut butter and baby carrots. You will get full very fast. This way, you're getting veggies, protein, and good monounsaturated fats. Instead of sugary juice try water with some super low cal flavor from crystal light.
Submitted by sarah6642

If this is a nightly habit eat a fruit, chug a bottle of water, then drink a cup of tea, then wait 10 minutes (I know it can be hard!) around the time you usually binge even if you don't feel it coming..It really works if you're patient =) Good luck =)
Submitted by nj910

Are you eating breakfast? If not, do it!!! Also eat a couple of small (but filling) snacks filled with protein throughout the day. Protein will curb cravings. try drinking a glass of water before dinner, and eating dinner with family or friends instead of by yourself. Don't eat in front of the tv. These tips really worked for me and I hope they will work for you! Good luck!
Submitted by slashchilla

I'm the same way, unfortunately, I don't have an answer. But I thought i'd comment because i'd like to get an answer too!
Submitted by aries11_