Thursday, September 30, 2010

How to Curb Night Hunger

I’ve been having a hard time sleeping lately. I haven’t been able to fall asleep until three or four in the morning recently, and a good friend of mine suggested that maybe it was because I was hungry! I decided that maybe he was right. But what am I supposed to do? They say you aren’t supposed to eat after eight o’clock. You don’t burn calories while you’re sleeping. What can you do besides drink water?

I have found what I think is the perfect solution. It has worked really well for me so far anyway. It’s gonna sound so basic, you’ve been hearing about it all your life! But hear about it from a different perspective this time.


That’s right. Milk. Don’t heat it up, that’s just gross. I never understood the whole warm milk thing. That never helped me growing up, plus you can’t get past the first disgusting sip. So after my conversation with my friend about how maybe I can’t sleep because I’m hungry, I decided to maybe try something other than water before going to bed. But what can you have that doesn’t ruin your diet? I was looking through my fridge and saw my skim milk and decided to try it. I don’t love milk; I only have it for my cereal. I haven’t been a milk drinker since I was a kid. But it’s got more calories than water, so I decided to try it. It worked really well! I felt almost full, and I got a really good night’s rest.

The science behind it: I was talking to my roommate about my new discovery, and she enlightened me as to why this works. Milk isn’t just a regular liquid like water. It has lactose in it, and when that hits the acids in your stomach, what does it do? It thickens! Drinking milk is the magic solution that fills your tummy at night for a mere 80 calories. I used to have a hard time finishing off my half gallon of skim milk before it went bad, but I don’t think I’m going to have that problem anymore after this discovery.


  1. The only problem with that, is, you have to pee shortly after gulping all that milk. I probably wake up more in the middle of the night because I have to pee more than anything. LOL! Congrats on your weight loss, you have a great sense of humor!

  2. Ha ha! I haven't had a problem with that yet! Thanks!

  3. Here are my comments: you can eat after 8, just not carbs. And you DO burn calories while you sleep! Not getting enough sleep can also affect weight loss...