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4/28/13 9:25 A

The best thing I have found is to stop watching TV so much at night. My night eating was highly tied to my TV watching. So now, one of my goals is to limit my TV time to 1 hour total. It's got the added benefit of giving me time to take a long, hot bath, read a book, catch up on my house organization, scrapbooking, etc. I made it a trackable goal to help me make it a habit to limit my TV time--just like I do for my kids!

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4/26/13 2:13 P

I usually try to leave some calories for dessert every night, even if it's just some fruit or greek yogurt. But if I'm out of calories but still feeling the urge to nibble, I've found that sipping a cup of hot tea works as a "dessert" for me. Mint herbal teas especially remove any cravings because they make your mouth feel clean, almost as if you've just brushed your teeth. Since it's hot, it takes a while to enjoy and keeps your hands busy. It also relaxes me before bed. Just make sure you drink caffeine free tea, of course.

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4/26/13 2:01 P

Great idea -- I am using old favorites Walk Away the Pounds -- Sweatin to the Oldies -- but does anyone here know of a DVD for beginning Yoga -- I mean super simplistic for dummies -- I've never done it.

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4/26/13 1:55 P

I love yoga, but not exercising for 4 months now. I am just staying focused on 21 days of eating. once that challenge is completed, I hope to start a new one.

I wish you key was a hot potatoe so we can pass it around in a big circle and it would get to me and I would unlock what worked.

glad its working for you.
p.s. yoga gives me more energy I dont fall asleep to easily

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4/26/13 12:03 P

Great idea.

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4/26/13 11:56 A

I love evening yoga!! You're definitely right, it helps me with my snacking problem too. I've been worse about it lately, but I actually like to do it while my dinner is cooking (I'm big on preparing easy meals, like crock pots or slow bakes.) I usually get home from the gym around 5:00 where I do my cardio and strength for about an hour, take a shower, and then do about 30 minutes or so of yoga. I find it actually relaxes me before dinner, so that I eat slower and enjoy it more.

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4/26/13 11:49 A

Good idea! I haven't tried yoga yet because my balance is not good. I need to look into this activity.

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4/26/13 10:31 A

That's so great that works for you! I've actually found that yoga makes me hungry, so that definitely won't be my solution.

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4/26/13 10:27 A

Very smart !! I will try to find a key too besides brushing my teeth.

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4/26/13 10:23 A

Great suggestion!! emoticon

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4/26/13 10:22 A


Do you use a DVD or you just know the moves? emoticon

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4/26/13 10:06 A

Very good suggestion, and glad you found something that works for you!

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4/26/13 8:23 A

Yes, same here! I love doing evening yoga, but haven't been doing it lately. Thanks for the reminder!!

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4/26/13 1:19 A


For the past two nights I have done yoga after my food digests from dinner. It calms me and lets me sleep better, but best of all it totally stops the mindless eating. I usually do the yoga around 7:00 or 7:30pm depending on when I ate dinner and then I try not to use the computer or watch tv afterwards. Instead I get in bed, enjoy my relaxed body and mind, and read a book until I fall asleep.

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