I am also an RN and work nights. I allow myself on my days off to snack in the evenings, but always try to make it something in your calorie range. Sometimes I'll have celery with peanut butter, sometimes a fat free, sugar free chocolate pudding, sometimes a fat free, sugar free fudgesickle ice cream bar, etc. If you feel like you are being deprived, then you will be more apt to cheat.
I'm also a nurse and I'm not the greatest about nutrition and fitness but sparkpeople is a great help. The nutrition tracker helps a lot preventing evening snacking and if I do snack it is much more under control now because of the nutrition tracking.
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Hi Michelle and welcome to yhe team. I am also an RN, been with SP since 3.31.08. Reached my weight loss goal September 08. Still here in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The only thing I did to stop snacking at night was to make it a goal. It worked for me! best wishes
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HI everyone...My name is Michelle and I'm new to your team! I'm a nurse and have one beautiful daughter. I joined Spark about a month ago and up until now have been really focused on healthy eating and am slowly adding exercise to the plan. Any advise is welcome especially when it comes to evening snacking!! LOL
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