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Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:42 PM

I've started my healthy diet 4 days ago and have stuck to it, but I'm so hungry late at night because I'm used to overeating and I can't control myself, what can I snack on that's acne-safe?

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:22 AM

You shouldn't do any late night snacking.  Your body needs a period of fasting. 

 

Also, snacks can be the same food you eat in meals.  Real food.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:38 PM

Thanks :)



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:23 AM

Yep, it'll just take your body a little while to get used to a new schedule!



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 06:56 AM

Firstly, try going to sleep early, so you can avoid late night eating and secondly, if you do want to much on something in the night, try things like almonds or walnuts or something like that. Even a carrot or a cumber or even an apple is a great snack and yes they won’t aggravate your acne. 



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:08 AM

lately,i've been really wanting to have something sweet or something very tasty(lol!) at night.

an apple would do,but i'd probably have to dip it in honey and cinnamon.crazy.gif

 

my question is : if i really really really want to have something what should i do?

i mean its not harmful to indulge in something  moderately healthy(no i wont take pizza or a bowl of ice cream ever)once in a while?

say a small bowl of digestive biscuit crumbs with yogurt and cinnamon.mixed.

 

also,a small bowl of apple with honey and cinnamon drizzled.

will these be ''okay''?

 

 

any more ideas would be welcome.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:13 AM

lately,i've been really wanting to have something sweet or something very tasty(lol!) at night.

an apple would do,but i'd probably have to dip it in honey and cinnamon.crazy.gif

 

my question is : if i really really really want to have something what should i do?

i mean its not harmful to indulge in something  moderately healthy(no i wont take pizza or a bowl of ice cream ever)once in a while?

say a small bowl of digestive biscuit crumbs with yogurt and cinnamon.mixed.

 

also,a small bowl of apple with honey and cinnamon drizzled.

will these be ''okay''?

 

 

any more ideas would be welcome.

 

My "cheat treat" is green apples and natural peanut butter, sometimes as late as 8pm, but I am able to do this because peanut butter gives me no issues at all, however it has to be purely peanuts (no salt, high fructose corn syrup, oils, etc...).

 

If you guys want to avoid being hungry, eat good food for the first half of your day and just drink tea for the rest. That's what I pretty much do. You'll want to not consume anything for 10 to 12 hours a few times a week, and that's more easily achieved at night. I get up anywhere from 4am to 8am, so I stop eating at 4pm-8pm the night before. You don't HAVE to do this every night, but it might help your fasting. I still drink lots of fresh tea and sometimes none at all. Find what you like to do and stick to it :).



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:55 AM

lately,i've been really wanting to have something sweet or something very tasty(lol!) at night.

an apple would do,but i'd probably have to dip it in honey and cinnamon.crazy.gif

 

my question is : if i really really really want to have something what should i do?

i mean its not harmful to indulge in something  moderately healthy(no i wont take pizza or a bowl of ice cream ever)once in a while?

say a small bowl of digestive biscuit crumbs with yogurt and cinnamon.mixed.

 

also,a small bowl of apple with honey and cinnamon drizzled.

will these be ''okay''?

 

 

any more ideas would be welcome.

 

Actually a small amount of honey or other fructose source before bedtime can be beneficial.  Like a teaspoon in a cup of herbal tea.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:41 PM

okay,let me state one point in which my part of the world(most people) differs.

 

for most :

breakfast- 7/8/9 am

lunch - 12/1/2 pm

evening snack(if any) - around 5/6 pm

dinner9/10/11 pm

 

 

for me these days:

i get up at 10/10.30am

so breakfast at 11am

lunch - 1.30pm

evening snack- 6.30/7 pm

dinner- 10/10.30

i go to bed at around 1.30/2 am

 

i've been home for a long time now,so my timings have shifted.(its been like this for a long time actually)

after i start my classes the sleep time will change.(from say 11pm/12am to 7/8am) and rest will fall in place accordingly.



another thing i'd mention since TREATACNE spoke about the 10-12 hr gap.(which btw i get everyday).

 

 

everyone here,a homeopath doctor who has good health knowledge and my mum and aunt.

they all keep yelling at me because i dnt eat for 12-13 hrs.

i have never mentioned IF to them for i doubt they will ever believe me.

(imagine my state!)

 

now,one of my friend's dad passed away from cirrhosis of liver and her wife told my mum that he was irregular with food.kept long gaps in between.

my mum will probably have a mimi heart attack out of concern.

 

am not sure.

diet gaps have been considered ill for many years in my community.

although i have read about IF and its benefits,i dnt know what to believe.

could anyone help with it?



i'd like to say that i work for my over all health and not just acne.

considering sometimes even things good for health doesnt go with acne issues.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:52 PM

okay,let me state one point in which my part of the world(most people) differs.

 

for most :

breakfast- 7/8/9 am

lunch - 12/1/2 pm

evening snack(if any) - around 5/6 pm

dinner9/10/11 pm

 

 

for me these days:

i get up at 10/10.30am

so breakfast at 11am

lunch - 1.30pm

evening snack- 6.30/7 pm

dinner- 10/10.30

i go to bed at around 1.30/2 am

 

i've been home for a long time now,so my timings have shifted.(its been like this for a long time actually)

after i start my classes the sleep time will change.(from say 11pm/12am to 7/8am) and rest will fall in place accordingly.



another thing i'd mention since TREATACNE spoke about the 10-12 hr gap.(which btw i get everyday).

 

 

everyone here,a homeopath doctor who has good health knowledge and my mum and aunt.

they all keep yelling at me because i dnt eat for 12-13 hrs.

i have never mentioned IF to them for i doubt they will ever believe me.

(imagine my state!)

 

now,one of my friend's dad passed away from cirrhosis of liver and her wife told my mum that he was irregular with food.kept long gaps in between.

my mum will probably have a mimi heart attack out of concern.

 

am not sure.

diet gaps have been considered ill for many years in my community.

although i have read about IF and its benefits,i dnt know what to believe.

could anyone help with it?



i'd like to say that i work for my over all health and not just acne.

considering sometimes even things good for health doesnt go with acne issues.

 

What time does the sun rise and set where you are?  You want to keep as natural a circadian cycle as possible.

 

And what kind of diet gaps are you talking about?  Look up what causes cirrhosis of the liver.

 

Also, the planet is filled with people dying of all kinds of conditions that are made better when you don't have so much to eat, all the time.

 

Info on Intermittent Fasting benefits: http://www.acne.org/...__fromsearch__1

 

Reduces blood pressure, improves insulin sensitivity, reduces oxidative stress, makes the animals more resistant to acute stress in general.  All of which reduces the incidence of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, and improves cognitive function.  Also, promotes the recycling of tissues, which means old, damaged tissues get replaced.


Edited by alternativista, 03 June 2013 - 12:58 PM.