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Monday, March 04, 2013

So I have my meals planned out for today incorporating snacks and having a dinner that isn't over the top more calories than my breakfast or lunch. Typically when I have a smaller dinner though, I snack more at night & end up going over my calorie range even if the snacks are "good for me" like fruit or veggies. Hopefully I'm able to resist temptation tonight or won't even be hungry. It's my rest night from working out so I plan on getting the laundry done & working on other things around the house. Wish me luck that i'm not lazy & just sit around watching tv while cross stitching on my "night off"!

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    One of Bob Harper's Skinny Rules is to go to bed hungry. So if it's an hour or so before bedtime and I'm hungry, I just tell myself no. Or if I'm super duper hungry, it means it's time to drink a giant glass of water, take my pills, and go to bed.

And your blog reminded me to get off the couch and get my workout in before the evening craziness starts. So thanks for that or I wouldn't have been able to fit it in!!!

Comment edited on: 3/7/2013 4:53:38 PM

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FRENCHIFAL 3/4/2013 2:52PM

    I hope you figure out your dinner and snacks! This is still an issue for me as well...if you leave yourself a few calories for snacks, it feels like you don't eat enough earlier in the day!

On the bright side, they are healthy snacks, and you're not going over by much!

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DOROELLIS 3/4/2013 2:19PM

    I can have the same problem. My solution: I chew sugar free gum. It helps me feel full, like I'm tricking my body into thinking that I've eaten.
Whatever happens: Good luck. You can do it!

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KITTY_M 3/4/2013 12:29PM

    I used to cross-stitch while I watched tv. It made me feel a lot less guilty about watching tv since I was doing something other than just sitting there. I still have some unfinished projects. I should probably get them out.

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AMINO_WELLNESS 3/4/2013 11:31AM

    Hmmm! Interesting enough one of the secrets to my weightloss has been a bedtime snack! They hey was keeping it to 100-150kcals and having 12-15carbs and 6-8g protein in the snack! fiber is also key! It keeps you full overnight and your bodies natural blood sugar in check and relaxed! Slow Release carb snacks are even better for normal body stabilization! My Dietitian always says people who blame nightitime snacking as there problem wont do so well! They key is 3 meals Brkfst, Lunch and Dinner and 2 Snacks one in the Afternoon between meals and a small one at bed time about 30mins before you hit the pillow! It has done the trick for me and helped me nomalize my sugar levels!

Dont forget its not that you might be hungry for snacks but what your choosing for your snacks! If you choose a fruit you may not be as full because fruits are fast acting carbs so you get a sugar and fullness spark quickly then a big drop after! Try having fruits at your main meals and keep protein rich foods at your snacks!

-just for thought! Good Progress though!

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HAYBURNER1969 3/4/2013 10:58AM

    I'm the same way... I eat most of my calories in the late afternoon and at night. The TV is a huge trigger for me, in particular.

I think if you're cross-stitching while watching TV, then that makes you NOT lazy! emoticon I used to cross-stitch; maybe I should get out that hummingbird design and start working on it again.

Good luck staying in your calorie range for the day. I hope I do the same!

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AY_BEAUTIFUL89 3/4/2013 10:58AM

    I have the same problem. I'll wake up around 3 or 4 am and grab a snack (I do try to get 1 serving). This is because I'll try to eat small dinners. However, I'm not sure if this is a bad thing. I always count the calories to the next day. Doesn't also help with your metabolism (if you don't eat too much or unhealthy late night snacks) to snack often?

But hope you get a lot done today on your day off!

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