Well. You can't out-exercise a bad diet. I reckon it would be good to try to get at the cause for your overeating. Is it stress, for example-- coming home after a stressful day, and that relax = eating thing? Or is being at home stressful? Is it "all or nothing" thinking-- you blow it and go over your range, snacking on a few things while making supper, so you figure, may as well really overdo it and just eat all evening long?
Is it maybe because you have a couple drinks and let down your guard? Are there too many trigger foods in the house? Are you craving one thing in particular, and instead of having just a small portion of that food, you replace it with large quantities of something else hoping it'll fill the void?
Since you get so much exercise, is your calorie range set up right? If you're trying to limit yourself to too few calories all day, by dinnertime you could very well be too hungry. I always have a hard time staying in control when I'm too hungry.
I like to keep a large container of cut-up low-starch vegetables in the fridge (celery, carrots, peppers, broccoli etc. Depends on what's in season/cheap). If I come in from work and I'm starving, I set that container on the counter and "graze" with those, while I cook supper. It can also be helpful to post a list of your goals right there in the kitchen, to help remind you. Some people set a "cut off" time-- no snacking after 7 p.m. for example, and then start a streak of how many days they can be successful at it.
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