Have you ever experienced that sometimes you are hungry in the middle of the night, eat food taken late at night (quite a lot) and then go to bed. As a result, you will get up the next morning and be especially hungry! (Even woken up from hunger)
Yes, this is not an illusion. There are really some people who have this wonderful phenomenon.
Then why is this? What should I do in case of corresponding situation? Let Dr. Clove answer for you.
If you are hungry, your body may be lying to you.
Fluctuations in hormones and blood sugar are the key to affecting appetite.
Lower blood sugar, or higher ghrelin, will make you feel hungry. After eating food, the blood sugar will quickly rise back and you will feel full.
At the same time, the body begins to secrete [insulin], decompose glucose to generate energy, and gradually reduce blood sugar, thus making you feel hungry again…
Therefore, unlike [hunger] caused by gastric emptying of food, if insulin and blood sugar play tricks, insulin secretion is excessive and blood sugar is too low, your brain will also deceive you: [I am hungry].
Then you fell for it.
The more insulin you secrete, the more hungry you feel.
The more insulin you secrete after eating, the more hunger will [rebound] before eating next time, that is to say, you will be more hungry.
Not everyone will have the experience of “eating more and getting hungry”, probably because the blood sugar of these “eating more and getting hungry” people is more unstable and fluctuating.
However, if you eat before going to bed, especially those foods with high sugar and carbohydrate, the higher the blood sugar rises, the more insulin you may secrete.
Even after you fall asleep, insulin does not rest. It will continue to promote glucose decomposition into cells, continuously reduce blood sugar and stimulate hunger centers, so you will be hungry during sleep.
Unless you wake up from hunger, get up and eat, and eliminate these hunger feelings, you will wake up especially hungry and overeat out of control if you are not careful.
So, the problem is… … …
Hungry late at night, do you want to eat or not?
If you haven’t had the experience of “eating food taken late at night, you will be more hungry in the morning”, you can also eat a moderate amount of food when hungry, as long as you don’t stay up until you can’t sleep well.
If you belong to the type of eating more and more hungry, you should pay attention:
1. Try to avoid foods with high sugar, high carbohydrate and high blood sugar reaction (sugar, bread, biscuits, instant noodles, etc.), thus avoiding excessive secretion of insulin;
2. Proper selection of milk, yogurt, soybean milk, eggs or small portions of fruits and vegetables;
3. If you have a premonition in advance that you will be hungry before going to bed (such as not having dinner), try to eat 2 ~ 3 hours before going to bed;
4. In particular, remind friends who are losing weight not to skip dinner (because you will not be able to bear to eat food taken late at night, and then …).