Saturday, February 09, 2013
I found a pattern: I can be eating well all day, and then after dinner, it all goes to pot. I'll have some fruit, some microwave popcorn, some yogurt, some light ice cream, maybe a little chocolate ... I especially tend to pig out after my husband is upstairs for the night, since I hide my ice cream consumption from him. Always a bad sign when I'm hiding my eating.
None of what I eat are bad food themselves, but they add up! Yesterday I consumed over 400 calories in nighttime snacks.
So, new resolution: no more than 150 calories in before bed snacks. 1 piece of fruit? ok. A small cup of light ice cream, or my new favorite, Greek yogurt with cocoa powder and Splenda? (really, it's super delish) Fine. Multiple huge snacks that go on and on, or ice cream straight from the container? NO MORE!
But of course, my resolve is weakest just before bed, which is why this is happening in the first place. Anyone have any tips for curbing the nighttime snacking? My best one used to be that I would knit or do needlepoint to keep my hands busy ... Time to get back to that scarf I've been thinking about!
Addendum: the snack of 150 cal or less must be logged into the nutrition tracker BEFORE I eat it, which will help me stick to this resolution. What is logged beforehand is THE ONLY thing I will eat for my evening snack.