Need to Stop the Snacking
Monday, September 12, 2011
I do real good with my eating throughout the day. I faithfully track every BLT (bite, lick and taste) both on the Weight Watchers etools and on here, I drink 90 ounces of water because I'm usually doing 30 to 45 minutes of moderate activity per day and eating 3 meals and my 2 snacks ; one mid morning and one mid afternoon. I try to finish up eating supper at 5:30 pm because any later than that and I'm awake all night long. I have to finish my last meal at least 5 to 7 hours before bedtime as I suffer terribly from insomnia. Also if I eat supper past 5:30 pm I have a hard time eating breakfast the following morning. I don't like to eat snacks at night time because of the same reason as not eating my meals past 5:30 pm but also because of my acid reflux. Also it's a bad habit I want to get out of. Yet at 8:00 pm I go on an uncontrollable binge that sabotages my entire day's hard work of exercise and healthy eating. I have asked family and friends what to do and all they tell me is to eat. I even posted on Facebook and they said eat. I wonder if they even read my entire question.
What I'm trying to figure out is if I'm missing something; like fiber or carbs or something from my dinner that is causing this 8:00 PM snacking. If so, then I'm hurting myself and would like to know what I'm doing wrong instead of getting the answer of "drink a milkshake". Drinking a milkshake at 8:00 pm is still snacking which is what I want to stop doing.
Oh and I am allergic to medicines so taking pills or something isn't the answer. Sorry for the vent, I'm just looking for ideas to stop the snacking at nights (whether it's something I'm lacking in my food or just habit) and get a little tired of people telling me snack at night anyway.