I'll add that I had to teach myself self-discipline. Telling myself "it's not worth it" absolutely worked and still does to this day. Also knowing that I wasn't actually physically hungry or that I wasn't going to starve to death helped talk myself out of it. And, the best part of all that? Right before I'd walk out the door to leave the house the next morning I'd look in the mirror. I would smile at myself knowing I didn't overeat the night before. 1 morning of that felt great, 2 felt awesome, and pretty soon it was something I didn't want to be without so eating at night wasn't worth it.
I eat a pretty early dinner, usually around 4 or so, but I go to bed early, too, around 8, because I get up early. I would say try to plan dinner for just late enough that you don't have a lot of time before bed, and then fill your time with something constructive, like reading in the bath, or a hobby that requires you to use your hands, even crosswords, or other puzzles. I crochet to keep my mind off of food, and to relax. Also, fitting in a work out is a great idea, too, like walking, that can help you digest better, anyway.
I would try to switch up your nightly routine and get moving after dinner. Don't sit on the couch and watch TV, for example. Setting a goal to do your arm weights is excellent. Do something different each night if you know that is your weak time. Maybe go out for an evening stroll if you can. Take a drive. Browse through a store.
I don't eat after dinner, although my husband does. He has a snack while he's watching TV at night. I have to leave him on the couch, turn off the kitchen lights (it's closed!) and I go read and set my clothes out for the next day. It's so very romantic.
But I do what I have to do. If I find a night that I feel munchies coming on, I pour a tall glass of water or a hot tea, or I take the dog for a walk if it's nice out.
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Hi I have problems after dinner. After i eat then all i want to do is eat rest of night. im going to try an hour after dinner to do arm exersises with weights. Any Advice?
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