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Old 10-06-2014, 04:43   #1
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I have a serious issue with the evenings. I find that I want to start grazing after dinner *even if* I have had a substantial feed. I don't need to eat between breakfast and lunch, or between lunch and dinner, but after that, arghhhh. I am not even hungry. I just want to feed my face. BIG arghhhh. Eating disorder? Boredom?

Anyone else got danger times, and what do you do about it?

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I have a similar problem. I munch on a lot of nuts & cheese in the evening after getting back home from work. I think it results from having available time on hands & nothing much to do. I think incorporating a small workout would work wonders for BG. The food won't make it rise & the exercise will help in bringing it down from wherever it is. I'm usually in the low 80s at that time.

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For me, specific times of day aren't dangerous in themselves ... but anytime I must eat away from home is fraught with peril (especially if I'm not paying attention).

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10:15 AM and 03:00 PM. Midway between meals. I have no idea why those are special times: the size of the previous meal does not seem to matter.

I rarely think about food after the evening meal.

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No evening snacks for me except occasionally four pieces of cheese with pepperoni.

At times I "sleep eat" spoonfuls of peanut butter and jelly. Always alarming to discover a tablespoon in the sink and glucose over 300 when I get up! I've not done that in a long while.
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I have a friend who is a sleep eater. Her BH hides or locks up all of the food every evening...and sleeps with the key.

I feel so bad for her...I guess I want to believe we have more control over our body/brain than reality always permits.

I will now feel bad for you too.

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At work is my difficult time. A coworker in my office has a "treat jar" that is often full of chocolate. Or someone brings in treats, or there are leftover treats from a meeting. I try to keep a lot of low carb food around so I'm always full of fat and I'm able to resist. I really have noticed how many food rituals focus on carbs.

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Let me see... That Time Of The Month. I'm not taking birth control and can't be bothered to track it, so I'll get sudden cravings and not realize why until I've eaten a container of fruit and a large bag of beef jerky.

Other than that I'm pretty good at home as long as I'm well-stocked on almonds, string cheese, eggs and meat. I do have the occasional give-in to fruit (which I'm working on weaning off of, because my attempts at "cold turkey" failed pretty hard). And because there are lots of carbs in the house (BF does not eat "my way") I have been known to sneak a snack-size Fritos bag. Eating out at a restaurant I'm really good. Because I know chances as that as good as I am, they may not be.

My biggest problem are those unexpected times when I'm starving and running errands and the like, and didn't plan ahead. Especially if I have others in the car who need to make a fast food run. Because I know better than to try to have anything but Iced Tea from those places. And that can be hard when you're starving.

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Actually I'm almost the opposite. I am more in danger of forgetting to eat at all. I just don't seem to feel hungry. I always have the small cooler in my car stocked with jerky & nuts for when I am out and about, but at home I really have to force myself to stop whatever it is I am doing and fix some food to eat.

I used to sleep eat when I took Ambien. It was always startling to wake up to open cans, dirty dishes and such in the morning with no recall of doing it. I stopped the Ambien after I discovered I had walked outside barefoot in the dead of winter in the Sierras. That was looong before diabetes though.

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At work is my difficult time. A coworker in my office has a "treat jar" that is often full of chocolate. Or someone brings in treats, or there are leftover treats from a meeting. I try to keep a lot of low carb food around so I'm always full of fat and I'm able to resist. I really have noticed how many food rituals focus on carbs.
This is where I began falling over in 2002 when I took up a different position with the same health area... health.... ha! At first it was a cake for someones birthday. Then after a while it was cake every day... and treats... I gained something like 20kg in a matter of 3 years. I wasn't doing the buying, mind you, but I placed no restraints on myself. Had to, after diagnosis. And kicked myself for thinking I could be like everyone else and eat that crap. I was already sure I was pre at that time, even though my GP (I changed around this time) had poopoo'd the notion. The daft things we do...

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