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It's night time - Help
Saturday, January 14, 2012
OK did really well throughout the day, exercised, keep to my menu plan than come 7 pm. The snak monster attacks and suddenly I'm looking for things to put in my mouth. Thank the good Lord I don't have any high calorie things to munch on but still, graham crackers, popcorn, Irish soda bread, all carbs.
I don't know how many of you can relate to this. I've tried calling friends doing dishes (which puts me in the kitchen, not a good place for me) So now I;m trying writing this all out so it maybe makes some kind of sense. The good news is even with the crazy snacking I stayed under my calorie goals but it's the carbs I really worry about. I'm diabetic and know this is not good for me. On top of that I'm putting weight back on. Anyone with ideas or support this would be greatly appreciated. (oh and thanks for listening)
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Well I wish I could be of help to you in this area. I normally drink milk but tonight I had a bite out of a twinkie, carmel candies, a lemon drops & 2 pieces of cinnamon toast. I finally had to get OUT of the kitchen & go upstairs where there are NO snacks! Doing a light workout always helps me too.
God bless & make it happen!
1715 days ago
I try to portion out a sensible amount of food on a plate/bowl and *go somewhere else* with the food, not to return to the kitchen for the rest of the evening.
Alternatively, I set up a snack bin/baggie in my "evening area" (hopefully as far away from the kitchen as possible!) so that it is there for me and pre-portioned for my evening snack, and I don't have to go into the kitchen for it. (Note: I set up these snack baggies/bins when I am NOT hungry, like right after my morning oatmeal.)
Staying on the second floor helps me a lot!
There is also a helpful evening eating team here on SparkPeople:
1716 days ago
Hi, DOREENK55. I don't know much about a diabetic diet, but I would think you would need to try and keep your blood sugar level. By eating protein with your carbs? I have found that once I eat simple carbs, I am lost. They burn off so quickly and leave me more hungry.
Here are couple of other things that I found helped me. When I needed a sweet, chew on a sundried tomato.(something about the sweet and salt parts of the tongue being close together. Sauerkraut is good, too) I also chew on a piece of a cinnamon stick. The pungent flavor is satisfying.
1717 days ago
I TOTALLY understand:) I find that if i am not eating enough carbs, that when snack time comes in the evening... all i can think about are carbs. I too love snacking. So i plan healthy snacks and every other day or so, i plan a crunchy carb like crackers and cheese or popcorn and even allow some butter on my popcorn cause i know i like the crunch. I think it's the crunch i like most. The other day i had salad for snack and today i had some fruit. GREAT job on staying in your calorie range! Keep on puttin gthis puzzle together!!!
1717 days ago
Comment edited on: 1/14/2012 10:12:13 PM
Doreen......I'm here to the rescue!!!!
STOP whatever you are doing
LOOK at yourself in the mirror
LISTEN to your heart and remember why you joined sparks
There, now it's safe to exit the kitchen and put your mind to better use.
WE DID IT!!!!!
1717 days ago
Hang in there. This is a journey with many ups and downs and then it all comes together. I plan my snacks before I plan my breakfast, lunch or dinner. For me, snacks are the most rewarding meal of the day and my last snack sends me to bed completely satisfied. I look forward to the snack more than anything else. All other meals make up my calore and portion goals for the whole day. As long as I have my snack, I can deal with the other goals easily.
Don't give up.
1717 days ago
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