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Eating after Dinner

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

On Spark Coach, consistency program, our challenge for the day is to not eat anything after 7 PM, or after dinner. This is not bacause it will magically turn to fat as many people think, but because you will automatically eat fewer calories.

I guess they have a good point, especially if one is inclined to sit in front of the TV and munch mindlessly. However, I am sure there are many out there who don't do the mindless munching at night (perhaps in the afternoon??). I guess I have me parents to thank for a healthy habit they instilled in my 7 siblings and myself. I grew up in a home where the kitchen did close after dinner. Probably because they couldn't afford to have 8 kids munching mindlessly all evening. Whatever reason, thanks Mom and Dad for being an example of healthy life styles.

As far as eating after dinner, I plan out my evening snack so that it fits into my calorie allowance. I guess it's dessert, but I like to wait for an hour or so after dinner to enjoy my dessert. It's usually a fruit smoothie: banana or strawberry, 1/2 cup of skim milk, 4-5 ice cubes all whirled up in my Ninja blender, finished off with 1 tablespoon of Hershey's lite chocolate syrup. (ummm) It works for me.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KWOOD1955 6/19/2013 3:38PM

    Healthy habits are the best.

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BLAZINGSWORD 6/5/2013 12:02PM

    Awesome! Fruit and Laughing Cow does the trick for me. Sometimes just the fruit alone will do it.

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GRATEFUL4TODAY 6/5/2013 11:05AM

    Controlled, planned snack after dinner, yes.
Late night mindless munching, no!
Great reminder!


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AUNTB63 6/5/2013 9:24AM

    I like the idea of closing the kitchen after dinner. For the most part I don't get back into the kitchen after the dishes are done. I make out my menu in the morning and stick to it (most of the time). If I still have something to eat after dinner I do eat it. I haven't always done this but found I need to have those calories etc. to lose weight. Have a great day. emoticon

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WELLNESSME09 6/5/2013 6:25AM

    Love the fruit smoothie idea as a snack! sounds great! emoticon emoticon

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WEARINGTHIN 6/5/2013 6:19AM

    Sounds like you have some healthy habits. Hope they work for you. Glenn

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SKINMINA 6/5/2013 6:08AM

    I usually have one snack after dinner, maybe that is affecting my weight loss?

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