Oh gosh. I don’t know about the ambien situation. If I ever consume any calories past dinner time, it’s a small glass of bourbon! After dinner the kitchen light is turned off, coffee prepared for tomorrow, and the kitchen is clean and ready for the next day. That way I have no need to wander in there.
Perhaps if you have a pure fat for your late night snack. Like a paper thin slice of kerrygold butter. That gives you the salty and fatty satisfaction without the insulin spike.
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Oh gosh - not a flaw! It’s hard to give up something that works for you.
I don’t drink when I am on the road (which is a lot with my job) but when I am at home I may have a rum and Diet Coke at bedtime to help me sleep.
At least you are stick to keto food when you sleep-eat
Congratulations Michelle😁 I think this will help me , if I can do it.
I have a habit of grazing , my inner cow is always on the MOOOOve… (Sorry for the pun, I couldn’t resist)
Oh man, that’s worse than actually eating the ice cream. If you’re gonna eat it, at least you should be able to remember the experience.
Would it be possible to remove the snack type foods from you home? If I had to prepare everything I ate, then I’d quickly be discouraged from eating anything off schedule.
Started eating more peanut butter after going keto, because I thought, “Hey, it’s better than ice cream”. Finally admitted to myself I was eating more than I should, and it was causing some stomach issues, so we had to stop buying it.
Oh, the sacrifices we make for our health!
Congratulations, Michelle! What an amazing feeling and such great progress! I am stuck right where you were and switching some things up hoping to see onederland sometime soon. It’s a very frustrating place to be, psychologically, right on the cusp. But then again, I didn’t think I would ever get to where I am so that, in itself, is a victory
MORE people need to read this, and LIVE This. I had a family picnic today, and ate well outside my controlled eating windows (30-60 minutes, shorter the better). I knew I would, and I stayed KETO with macadamias, and some bacon before everyone got here and started snacking. Then some almonds later (4 oz).
I KNOW this will stall me for today. Don’t care, because I was with extended family, and already passing on the cannoli, and other things… I had a plan.
But normally, I am REALLY strict about the eating window. NOT EVEN TASTING Food I prep early! And I know it makes a difference.
Dr. Fung says: Every time you put food in your mouth, you risk an insulin release, which shuts off fat burning for up to 4hrs (1-2hrs for healthy weight people). So, if you grab 2 snacks, you’ve lost a day of fat loss (for me, anyways).
I also work at home. And this discipline prevents my spinning out of control, by getting stressed, and grabbing an avo or some almond butter, etc. Not a meal time. NOT eating!
Good to remember. I missed the fat burn “shut off of up to 4 hours.”
Need to keep in mind, but usually stop eating by 3 p.m. and
fast until 9 a.m. Seems to work for me, but if later in
evening feel hungry will go with Kerrygold butter: 1 tablespoon.
Works for me.
I didn’t know about the insulin release, thanks for the tip
Thank you for posting this. I’m going to see if this helps me. I definitely feel the need to have a snack as soon as I get home from work.
I too started doing the same thing almost a week ago. Stopped with the bites in between meals and feeling more satisfied in the two meals I eat. I pray to have kicked my stall with good results soon!
I’m going to try something similar! Are you able to eat ~2000 kcal/day and lose weight that way?
As I said to the psychologist who was doing my geriatric ADHD diagnosis, when I was a carb-eater I was guilty of binge-grazing
I’ve told my PCP the same thing.
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It may take a while before you learn to sleep without ambien.
@mrs_mustard how long have you been keto? I ask because I had trouble sleeping for months before I went keto. I blame it on perimenopause (I’m 43), having one child out of the house (where is she, who is she with, is she making good choices?), and body aches (I have hip bursitis and I have chronic pain from flat foot reconstruction back in December). Since about a month into keto I’ve had very little sleep issues. Occasionally I will wake up and make the mistake of looking at my phone. But otherwise keto has tremendously helped my insomnia.
Thank you so much for sharing! I snack alllll day long, and stopped losing. Make perfect sense. Starting this today!