You could try setting up a crock pot so that dinner is ready when you walk in the door. or on your days off, cook large batches of food, freeze in individual servings then pop one in the microwave the minute you walk in the door. Keep a bowl of salad ready to go in the fridge so you can grab a serving while your waiting on the microwave. Don't buy junk food. Shop when you are full so that you aren't tempted. Make healthy snacks that you have pre portioned so that you can munch without feeing guilty. Eat an apple or banana on the way home so that you aren't starving when you walk in the door. With a little planning you can make dinner work at any time!
I don't know what your schedule is like, but could you eat your 'dinner' in the late afternoon, like 3-4pm? Then come home and have a light meal, instead of having a heavy dinner before bedtime. And agreed, you can't have things in the house to easily binge on, throw garbage out!! Not necessary to have around. The only accessible thing I have to snack on are nuts. If I'm hungry and want a snack/light meal, I have to prepare something..no temptations to just grab a box of whatever, and sit down and mow through it. This helps me decipher real hunger from boredom hunger (which isn't hunger at all) :)
And to reiterate others, the most important thing is to plan ahead and have something prepared. If you know your schedule, then there's no reason you can't have meals ready and waiting to be heated up when you get home.
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Prepare dinner ahead of time. You could then either pack it up and bring it with you, or if you don't mind eating dinner that late, you can store it in the fridge for when you get home. That way when you get home, you're more likely to eat the dinner since it's already prepared.
If you're worried about snacking, plan your snacks. Protein will help keep you full and if you ever feel like snacking outside of the planned food, drink a glass of water first and wait about 20 minutes. If you're still hungry, try to find a healthy snack. It might be best to have some back up, pre-portioned snacks handy.
This is my first time posting a message and I really hope I can have some suggestions or feedback. This has been one of my main issues for a really long time and I want to do something about it.
I am usually not home till late at night and I end up binging on all the unhealthy stuff because I did not have dinner. How do I have a clean dinner if I am not home till around 11pm? I would prefer to prepare home-cooked meals as I do not like eating out.
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