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8/18/09 5:39 P

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8/18/09 3:31 P

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Hi Linda and welcome. Evenings used to be hard for me but now I have healthy snacks and count them. Yogurt and a rice cake, Some cherries, 70 calorie rice pudding with a couple of pretzels. Now not all of these in one night. LOL But I am getting my milk and other things I need to eat and think of them as snacks.
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8/18/09 11:19 A

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Hi & welcome to the team! There are so many great ways to get in snacks at night that don't kill your whole day. The 100 calorie packs are great. I love the 100 calorie mini bags of popcorn. It seems like a bunch of food & takes a while to eat. I'm a night time snacker, too. I've just learned to shop for healthier snacks that still satisfy my "junk food" tooth (not just sweet, but salty, too). But one thing I require of myself is to meet all my fruit & veggie requirements for the day before I'm allowed a treat. Good luck! You can do this!

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8/18/09 11:11 A

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Evenings have always been the worst for me as far as snacking goes. To occupy myself I take my dog for walk almost every evening, read, work out in the yard, and am currently setting up a craft/art area along with a workout area in my basement. Of course I do take the occasional shopping trip.

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8/18/09 10:30 A

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Welcome to the team and good luck on overcoming your addiction to nighttime sweets! There have been given several wonderful ideas that I may have to try as well. I've been trying to get fruit that curbs my sweet craving. Cherries or grapes are wonderful. They also have kettlecorn that is quite low calorie that has just a hint of sweet. I like that too. Going for a walk or taking a class would also be helpful. I take classes 2 to 3 nights each week and on the others try to fit in a walk or something else. Good luck!

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8/18/09 8:41 A

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Welcome to the Team. Have you ever thought about joining a Weight Watchers Program. It is an encouraging program which teaches you portion control and you can eat regular food. Think about it and good luck, emoticon

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8/18/09 8:15 A

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Try finding something that will keep your hands occupied and that you have to concentrate on and maybe this will take your mind off food in evenings . I eat grapes and cherries whenever I feel a snack attack coming on and this seems to satisfy me emoticon

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8/18/09 12:23 A

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Going shopping every night could get very expensive! If circumstances allow, why not take up a hobby, get crafty, or take a class (aerobic, strength training, swimming, etc) Turn that munch time into your time to triumph!

Perhaps make a rule that you won't eat anywhere but at the table and that way you can't sit on the couch and mindlessly eat the whole bags of chips or cookies, or whatever.. As HOTTCOUTURE said, don't deprive yourself of snacks, but do make them count. Don't forget to track your food in the nutrition tracker.
I wish you sweet success on your journey.

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DONT GO SHOPPING AFTER DINNER!!!

how about going for a walk after dinner or making a healthier choice of snacks they 100 calorie snacks i love the weight watcher candies and they will statify yur sweet tooth u don't have to deprive yurself but learn portion control when making thoose unhealthy snack choices good luck!!!

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8/17/09 11:55 P

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I'm a 58 yo female who has been overweight since I got married 37 years ago! I love snacks and sweets and eat them especially after dinner unless I am out of the house and not thinking about food. Maybe the solution is to go shopping every night after dinner...

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