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How do you avoid the night time urges to snack?

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Although I am a bit down because of a family issue, I will not emotionally eat. I would have last month but not this month. Day 9 of my healthy eating and recording everything I eat. I do fine during the day but I have to tell myself to get into bed at night instead of eating. This is my wind down time and I think about snacking constantly. I associate TV with eating! I did start eating breakfast also as I never have except when I was on a diet. Any tips for those who are night time snackers?

  
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PATRICIAANN46 2/11/2010 11:49AM

  I leave one healthy snack for about an hour before bedtime. I have Multi-grain Cheerios and milk, which satisfies my need for something crunchy and also helps me get to sleep faster. emoticon

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BOOKAPHILE 2/9/2010 9:36PM

    I also feel the urge to snack more at night. I've found that distracting myself with something that uses my hands and mind is helpful (quilting, knitting, reading). If it's within 1/2 hour of bedtime, I just go to bed. Drinking a whole cup of water can stave off the "hungries" but not the "munchies" for me. I like to chew and swallow, so drinking or gum isn't as satisfying. If I have calories left to spend, I choose something very chewy (10-15 almonds, raw carrots, apple, grapes, blueberries etc.) or ONE hershey's kiss for just a taste of chocolate. Experiment. You'll find what works for you.

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NJJAZZ 2/9/2010 12:56PM

    The water bottle is your friend. Grab it when those night time munchies hit. Brew some flavored herbal tea - there are so many great flavors......... and try that to deter you from eating. Also - when you hjust have to chew something - find a low cal safe snack.................. I am a cheerios nut. I force myself to eat them one at a time. Sounds nuts huh? But if worked for me. I can take a cup (100 cals) and it will take me like 5 minutes to eat them. I aggravate myself so bad that the snack ruge passes after that.
Try it and good luck.......................

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JRAY21 2/9/2010 12:44PM

    I too am a night snacker. I've learned that pickles work great! It seems odd, but they do take a little of the edge off, and the taste is so strong that it kills the ability to eat anything else!

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CHITOWNGURL 2/9/2010 12:40PM

    I absolutely love the sugar free hot cocoa and Mayfield sugar free/fat free lite fudge ice cream sticks or lite popcorn....the cocoa is approx 90 cals, the ice cream 60 cals and the popcorn approx 50 cals.....for whatever your craving one of these will usually work and it has truly worked for me as night time is the worst time for me as far as craving stuff! emoticon

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I am a piece of art in the making...

Monday, February 08, 2010

I am painting a better portrait of myself...I am definitely a work in progress but, I am in progress. Day 8 and I can do this one baby step at a time. Remember my motto - "nothing tastes as good as feeling thin feels"....

  
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PATRICIAANN46 2/8/2010 11:37AM

  Keep up the good work!!!!! I always have to remind myself that I didn't gain this weight in a short amount of time and I'm NOT going to lose it in a short amount of time.
Baby steps are GOOD!!! emoticon

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I got on my enemy today

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Well I did it! I haven't weighed myself since August 2009 and got on the scale this morning. It wasn't my worst scale experience ever where I said OMG, OMG, OMG and almost hyperventilated! Of the 12 lbs. I lost on SparkPeople last year, I gained 5 from August to February 1. I am now on day 7 and am using community this time around, along with recording everything I eat. Another Spark person told me to measure and I even did that. I am bound and determined to succeed this time! Woohoo!

  
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FITMARY 2/7/2010 11:40AM

    Oh, those scales! Well, you got on, found out, and now life goes on. Keep working slowly to your ultimate goals. You'll get there, no matter what the scales say in the short term! Good luck! emoticon

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FROGGIEBEAR 2/7/2010 10:45AM

    Don't get discouraged. You are on the right track, you are makeing positive changes and you will reach your goal! Keep up the good work.

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Can't get on the scale yet...

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Joined SparkPeople 1 year ago and lost about 11 lbs. Although I have been exercising every day and everything else, I am just on day 6 of trying to succeed this time. I have no idea what my weight is. One morning soon I hope to awake and have the courage to step on to see the damage. It is ridiculous how that scale runs my life. I peeked at my chart once at the doctors office and it read "sensitive to weight" as I always refuse to get weighed at the doctors office. Like I won't even get weighed with a headband on and they want me to just take my shoes off! I am there because I am sick and they want to add to my misery! So if I lost a lb. or 2 in 6 days, I don't even know what my starting weight is. Oh me, Oh my!

  
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BOOKAPHILE 2/6/2010 7:51PM

    I also don't like being weighted at the Dr's office - ESPECIALLY if I know I've gained weight. BUT - one thing they use that figure for is figuring out the dosage of any medication they will or have prescribed for you. I want just the right amount - not too much nor too little. Just something to keep in mind.

I also kicked myself for not taking my measurements at the start. I did take them a week into the process. I suggest you take them now. It might not be a happy thing to see today, but you'll be encouraged down the road when you see how far you've come - in weight and/or measurements. You CAN do it! emoticon

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JEANI_FEATHERS 2/6/2010 11:55AM

  I have to distance myself from the actual number on an emotional level. This is where measuring energy level, or flexibility are far more valuable to me than the actual number on the scale. There is more to being healthy than your weight. You're here and we support you!

BTW: I do agree with the whole Dr. thing. For the love! Did my weight really give me the flu? I don't think so! I even had an ENT tell me that the sinus infection I was experiencing was due to the fact I was overweight. So I got in his face and said, "Really? Perfectly skinny people never have a sinus infection? What a load of horses*&%!" I never went back to him. I feel ya!

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DAWNFITBYFIFTY 2/6/2010 11:55AM

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