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JAMINURSE Posts: 3,905
12/5/12 9:45 P


Congratulation's on your success. It sounds like you have a great plan. You have clearly been successful. I struggle quite a bit with the evening snacking. I agree with eating enough calories through the day. It really does make a difference.

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (241,163)
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12/5/12 4:59 P

That's great news. Remember that if you eat well (healthy/balanced/enough calories) throughout the day, it reduces the chances of grabbing all and sundry to chow down later in the day.

I quite enjoy a few nuts now and again too :-)


MSANITAL Posts: 8,043
12/5/12 12:41 P

Thank you everyone love the great tips and suggestions. I did great last night when I got home it was kind of late but I still wanted something so I grapped some almonds and they did the trick..
Thanks again.. your all the best

TAT2SIS Posts: 53
12/4/12 9:29 P

When I find I really need to snack, raw baby carrots and snap peas really help with the crunch factor. If it's sweet I need, sometimes a piece of fruit will do it. A lot of times I'll have the sugar free jello made with a fresh fruit and I will have reduced fat cottage cheese instead of whipped topping on it. I have struggled with evening snacking my entire weight loss journey, so good luck, I know you can do it! emoticon

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12/4/12 8:33 P

I agree with Kris, sometimes you may find you just need to plan a late night snack into your daily calories. I, too, need to have a nighttime snack so I try to budget around 200 calories. I've found that mandarin oranges (medium sized) and caramel flavored rice cakes have become my go to snacks. I can have 4 of either for 200 calories or less. Sometimes I want more of a sweet (mandarins) and others I want the crunch (rice cakes). The journey is finding what your triggers may be and figuring out the best way for you to handle them.

Good luck, you can do it.


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12/4/12 6:12 P

Anita - have faith in yourself and you might be pleasantly surprised :-)

As far as not being able to put a finger on your emotional eating, I would suggest that you keep a diary. Include things that happened during the day and what you felt like and felt like doing after. You might find that you discover the triggers. Having the knowledge gives you more power over the beast!

I also find that I am one who HAS to eat after dinner, and right before bed. There is usually quite a time differential between the two. I incorporate this into my calorie allowance, so if you find that you are 'needing' a snack, ensure that you have made room, and also that it is healthy.

Good luck,

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12/4/12 5:43 P


You can do this. I think just by posting to the message boards is a step in the accountability direction. I know for me when I tell others of my intentions I am more apt to keeping on track than keeping quiet.

If you feel the need to snack, take a timer and set it to 20 minutes and wait the time out by keeping busy. Many times once we remove ourselves from the danger zone all is well.

Be strong!

Coach Nancy

MSANITAL Posts: 8,043
12/4/12 5:32 P

I will admit I have been snacking, running into the cupboard and garbing one or two crackers here and there last night did the same, so day I have really made sure I am in calorie range which I am, I had a great dinner just now.. I do have to take my daughter to hockey practice but when I get home, I need to stay away from those crackers and granola, and raisins I do not have junk in the house like chips or candy .. which is good but I know this snacking is all emotional.. and I cannot put my finger on the what is bugging me..

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