Planning ahead helped me a lot. I find I stick to a definite plan for specific foods much better than I stick to a calorie range.
You can change the way you track. Make the beginning of your day 5pm. Often it is easier to eat light at breakfast and/or lunch than dinner and after. Any 24 hour period can be counted as your day. That helps some people.
Make some homemade low sodium veggie soup to eat in the evening. Even the lowest calorie veggies make good soup with low sodium broth and fresh basil.
Popcorn (low fat & maybe reduced sodium) is a filling evening snack.
I find that sugar free hot chocolate satisfies my sweet cravings and my chocolate cravings. It helped me a lot when I was losing.
I find I am at greatest risk for overeating when I am tired. Try to get enough sleep. Sometimes instead of eating you can just go to bed.
Best wishes on your journey to health and fitness. As long as you don't give up, you'll succeed!
1/4/12 9:07 P
I drink lots of water to try to control the munchies.
1/4/12 9:00 P
no worries, you could even put smashed cinnamon graham crackers at the bottom to make it a mudd pie! I just thought of that, but i'm out of graham crackers lol
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2 1/4/12 8:58 P
That's a good idea! I usually thought to try to avoid dessert or fruit late... but if I'm blowing it on other junk.. it's definately a healthier option! Thank you!
1/4/12 8:47 P
I eat dinner around six and then wait an hour or two before having dessert. My dinner is usually pretty lite, tonight I made the feta and spinach crustless quiche(yuuum) and some steamed corn. For dessert, I'm going to put a cup of low fat pudding ( you can also use sugar free pudding, less calories than low fat) into a cup, cut up some banana and top it with light whipped cream (20-25 calories per 2 tbsp) That is a great dessert because it satisfies my sugar craving, also has some healthy fruit and then makes it feel like i'm cheating my diet with the whipped cream. You can even top it off with some chopped nuts and a cherry to feel extra bad.
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2 1/4/12 8:39 P
I need help! I am so good during the daytime hours with very little cheating...then, 7 or 8 o'clock rolls around, and I can no longer stand the hunger and I end up blowing it...big time! Should I eat small snacks every hour until 8pm vs. having one big dinner? I hate to eat past 6pm, but I hate blowing it even more. Any good suggestions??
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