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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.
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  • KWOOD1955
    Healthy habits are the best.
    1226 days ago
    Awesome! Fruit and Laughing Cow does the trick for me. Sometimes just the fruit alone will do it.
    1240 days ago
    Controlled, planned snack after dinner, yes.
    Late night mindless munching, no!
    Great reminder!


    1240 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    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
    1241 days ago
    Love the fruit smoothie idea as a snack! sounds great! emoticon emoticon
    1241 days ago
    Sounds like you have some healthy habits. Hope they work for you. Glenn
    1241 days ago
    I usually have one snack after dinner, maybe that is affecting my weight loss?
    1241 days ago
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