We have consciously eaten early dinners for the last 8 years. The reason for this is my father, who has a heart disease. 8 years ago, he learned from a painful experience that the main vessels leading to his heart were blocked, and 2 stents were inserted as an angio. Right after that, he was fitted with a pacemaker due to heart failure, and he already had several ongoing chronic diseases, which meant that he was facing a serious health problem and needed extra attention to himself.
At the end of the process, what all his doctors were advising was to stop eating at least 3 hours before sleep, light fruit-like snacks might be available, but he should avoid the main meal before going to sleep. So it was a different version of saying don't strain your heart. In fact, the reason he came to this state was the result of smoking, which he started at a young age. He was consuming 2 packs of cigarettes a day until his heart problem emerged, and he ignored whatever we said about the harm. As a result, what happened and today it is home to 5 chronic diseases, yet it has 5 children who are ready to do anything for his health, this must be a source of great joy and happiness for him.
Having dinner early is very important to him and his health, but it's bad for me because I have to listen to the sounds of my stomach in the middle of the night. I have 2 options, either I will endure the noises, or I will give up and prepare myself something to eat. For some reason it's always the second option, I've been eating at night for 8 years now. From this information do not think that I am an obese with a weight problem, my weight is only 65.
When the conditions do not suit us, we must abide by the conditions, I wrote a few articles ago that I always have the nights for myself. If I'm not working, if I'm not anywhere, all nights are mine, and I will never compromise on this rule. It's just that lately I've been having differing opinions on the point of getting rid of tonight's meals. You might say, 'May your father eat, don't eat early,' but gathering for dinner and being at the dinner table with full staff is one of our family traditions and shows of respect for parents. We must be at the table for dinner.
Although the rule may seem a bit harsh, I actually like it, appreciating my mother's work can be measured by finishing the food on my plate. If the food on the plate is finished, the mother's face smiles, if there is food left on the plate, the mother sulks and begins to question. Why didn't you eat your food? Or did you eat out? Are you sick? In order not to be exposed to these and similar questions, the food on that plate will be finished, my mother is a bit of military discipline, but she is too kind to be a disciplined person.
Let's come to eliminating the night meal, so far I have not been successful in this. Even in the last moments, a trip to the kitchen is inevitable. If I can't find anything, I spread butter on the bread and honey on it and eat it.
crossing my mind; When I am hungry at night, I just take ready-made snacks to calm my hunger and suppress the bad sounds coming from my stomach, to keep my stomach busy at least until I sleep. E.g; teasing the stomach with products like chocolate, biscuits, cakes, but I have doubts that this will be a healthy way, so I am quite undecided. Fruit can be the definitive solution to this issue, but it would be more accurate to say that I don't like the rest except a few fruits, or rather, I don't like it when I'm hungry.
I looked at the recommendations of some nutritionists on these issues, they constantly recommend salads and greens. How can I count eating salad alone? A few more greens melt before they reach my stomach and never give me a feeling of fullness.
Do you have a habit of eating or snacking at night? If you don't have an answer, how do you do it? If you have the answer, what do you suppress your hunger with? I am open to your help and ideas on this matter.
Thank you for reading.