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JOANIEBUG46 Posts: 4,213
1/14/12 8:18 P

If you have specific trigger food, get them out of the house.
It helps to change the routine. Sit in a different chair than normally do to watch tv and don't eat in that chair. You may also find it helps to take up a hobby. I find that if I'm crocheting, I get distracted and don't need to snack as much.
Allow yourself some fruit, air popped popcorn, or something low-cal, but eat it only at the table. Have some herb tea or something while watching tv. You can also do some chair exercises while watching.

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CASSIOEPIA Posts: 18,093
1/14/12 7:37 P

This used to be one of my big problems, so I want you to know that you are not alone in this AND that you can change your habits. For me, I had two teenage boys, so there was always food going in the evenings. At first, I changed the food. When the bag of chips got opened up, I would go into the kitchen and slice up an apple, in very thin slices to mimic the chips. I remember even using Romaine lettuce, litely sprinkled with sea salt to try and replace the crunchy salty snack.

Then, I also started to change my evening activities. No longer do I sit on the couch for hours at a time (where mindless eating can really take hold). I do more different things now in the evenings - hobbies, puzzles, SparkPeople, walking. I really used to be a couch potato, and could recite any sitcom funny line!

Here is a great article that really helped me:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=407


I hope it helps you too.
Judi


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1/14/12 2:39 P

I have a very bad habit of overeating at night. The problem is I really enjoy eating and drinking while I watch a couple of TV shows at night. My daily calorie intake goal is 1200-1550. Yesterday, my calorie total was 2,802! I consumed most of those calories after 7:00pm. I have gone over my daily recommended calorie intake every day since 1/1/12. Does anyone have any advise on how to stop late night eating and drinking?

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