THank you all so much for the greetings! I am glad I am not the only one struggling with this after dinner thing. I have been drinking tea at night to curb the sweet craving I get. I just uploaded some photos of me tp my spark page and I look at me 10 years ago and I am like wow! how did I get like that. I think that is a good deterrent. Maybe I should hang that picture of me where I can see it, see where I have come from and don't want to go back to!
Welcome to the team, I'm sure you're going to enjoy it here, it's a great group to be a part of! Night time snacking has been my downfall also and what I find works for me is to have a piece of fruit (apple or banana are my favourites) or else some hot air popped popcorn and I try not to not eat anything after 8 p.m. It gets to be a habit, a good one! All the best to you on your healthy lifestyle journey!
I also have a hard time not snacking at night. I do find that when I am working so hard all day to be healthy and feeling so good because I am succeeding. Then I don't want to spoil it at night.
If I really am hungry at night I will stick a lean cuisine in the microwave, that usually makes me feel much better about myself, having stayed away from junk food. Knowing I add protein and vitamins and not to many calories.
The more i use the nutrition tracker and work at meeting the nutritional needs from the daily feedback the less I want to hurt it at night.
It would be like painting a beautiful painting and then stepping on it at night. It would be like sowing a costume and throwing it away at night.
Hi and welcome! The thing that works the very best (for me) to combat evening/bedtime snacking is to go ahead and brush/floss my teeth. I'm so lazy about doing it, that once I've got it done, I won't eat anything else because I don't want to have to brush them again. Plus, it leaves a clean minty fresh taste in my mouth that feels good and I know that's one less thing I have to do before bed. (Sometimes if I'm just not ready to brush, I'll have something healthy that I really like (baby carrots), or I'll chew Extra Dessert Delights gum.
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Nice to have you on the team. I can totally relate to the night time munchies. I do the exact same thing. I've been trying to figure out why I snack so much after dinner....and a couple of thoughts came to mind. One, I think it's a way for me to unwind after a long day. It's my way of relaxing and Two, during the day, I'm busy, busy, busy and then suddenly there's nothing that needs my attention and I turn to food as "something to do". Whatever is the cause, I'm trying despereately to change that behavior because I end up undoing all the good I did all day long and I get very upset with myself. I'm trying to find other things to keep my hands busy and have even gone to bed early just to stop my night time eating. I'll keep trying, and so should you.... Good luck!
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Hello everyone! I have been following Indygirl for awhile and just found this team on accident I have been with SparkPeople for a few years. I have lost almost 30 pounds. I have hit a plateau that is frustrating the heck out of me for 3 months now. Put I am tredging on with my YMCA membership, cutting back on portions and eating healthier snacks during the day. One of the big things I struggle with is eating after dinner. I am usually really busy at work but I do work in an office and can eat whenever I want which is a plus to fit in more vegies and fruits. But after the kids go to bed, and the hubby settles in, I tend to snack....a lot. I have been more aware of this and fight this demon. I have been better and better over the past few months especially since a lot of stress has left my life over the past year. So that's me in a nutshell. I wish everyone well and look forward to making new friends here!
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