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.
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!
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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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