Try to find something to do that is incompatible with eating. Something you enjoy and look forward to doing. Change your routine up for a few days. Use a different door to come in, sit in a different chair or different room. Make a list of all the things you can do instead of eat. Try them one day at a time until you find an activity you like. It can be a hobby, pampering yourself, visit a friend, read a book. Habits are hard to break, so imagine yourself not being hungry, then delay eating. Save some calories for a special portioned snack just for that time, enjoy it them move on. You are not only doing this for yourself, but for all your loved ones. Hope some of this helps.
The choice is mine. I am in charge of me. Live healthy.
Drink as much water as you can when you get these cravings. Brush your teeth. Have fruit or veggies, of course raw veggies are the best but if you need a sweet go for one piece of fruit. We have all been there and it is just a case of not caving into a craving - once you don't do it for a couple of nights you won't be so inclined to do it
Always look through the windshield and not the rearview mirror
Pounds lost: 28.0
Fitness Minutes: (11,179) Posts: 5,080 2/1/13 3:49 A
I have better results with my weight loss if I do not eat after 7pm. The calories may be the same but my little fat cells seem to hold the calories and weight if I eat late. I made the commitment to follow the SP food plan and it does seem to be working. I think it helps me to eat the right amounts of fats and protein each day.
Keep trying suggestions until you find what works for you.
Sunny in Southern California PST
Challenges are what make life full of stress and anxiety and overcoming them is what can wear you out. Stay stong.
Don't stay down, every storm runs out of rain. Just like every night runs out of dark and turns into day.
Team leader for 50+ members with 10-24 pounds to lose Team
You could save some of your calories during the day through portion control then have a fruit snack in the evening. Food at night does not act any differently than food at 2:00. Track and manage your calories.
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi
Unfortunately excercising make me feel hungry. I don't know if it's scientific fact but it's how I feel. I try to have a protein shake when I am done working out. It usually does the trick - are you getting enough protein?
Sometimes I prepare my plate as usual and then take 1/2 off the plate and put it away. I will then eat slow, chewing well so that I will satisfy both my chewing needs as well as allow the food to reach my stomach, I find I feel satisfied when I've finished. Full but not stuffed.
All things are possible if you only believe, even losing 15 pounds
Total SparkPoints: 32,066
SparkPoints Level 15
Fitness Minutes: (109,951) Posts: 6,925 1/30/13 10:55 A
It sounds like you have to decide to put on the brakes and allow yourself just half portions of whatever it is you are eating. You may be addicted to some of the ingredients in the foods you choose. Can't you change the recipes to lower the calorie count in how you prepare the food? We all go through this initial discovery and then work on modifications from there. You can do it.
Honor the Passionate Tiger in You with grace and self esteem. Refresh your personal high regard to live happy, joyous and free!
current weight: 156.5
Fitness Minutes: (14,269) Posts: 39 1/30/13 10:37 A
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.