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8/24/09 5:05 P

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Hi Everyone!

I just found this thread and wanted to bring it back to the top of the list of discussion items.

What is your way of avoiding binging and late-night snacking?

I find that NOT doing something is hard without replacing it with something positive. Sometimes crunching on celery helps me to avoid the late night snacking on chips, etc. What helps you?

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8/2/09 9:53 A

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I'm reposting a previous post I had made to the Team -- check it out and see if any of the points can help you! And, keep sharing those tips and info!
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I found this info and thought it may be of interest to you, so read over it and see what you think:

Tips for Overcoming Binge Eating:

Eat breakfast. Skipping breakfast often leads to overeating later in the day, so start your day right with a healthy meal. Eating breakfast also jump starts your metabolism in the morning. Studies show that people who eat breakfast are thinner than those who don’t.

Avoid temptation. You’re much more likely to overeat if you have junk food, desserts, and unhealthy snacks in the house. Remove the temptation by clearing your fridge and cupboards of your favorite binge foods.

Stop dieting. The deprivation and hunger of strict dieting can trigger food cravings and the urge to overeat. Instead of dieting, focus on eating in moderation. Find nutritious foods that you enjoy and avoid labeling foods as “good” or “bad.”

Exercise. Not only will exercise help you lost weight in a healthy way, but it also lifts depression, improves overall health, and reduces stress. The natural mood-boosting effects of exercise can help put a stop to emotional eating.

Destress. Learn how to cope with stress in healthy ways that don’t involve food.


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7/31/09 7:13 P

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Thank you, Cheryl! Night time eating used to be a BIG problem for me. Now, it's a little problem.

That probably sounds funny but I just don't eat as much in the evenings as I used to.

The difference is making sure I have enough to eat at dinner and also the change in my thinking (thanks to SparkPeople and all of my wonderful friends!).

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Sparks' Experts Q & A dealing with snacking/grazing in the pm hours!

Question: My most difficult time is late evenings. How can I not blow it in the evenings when I feel like I want to "graze" until I go to bed?

Expert Answer: I understand that you may want to "graze" at night, but part of a diet is changing your lifestyle. It takes will power and a lot of work to change your habits. If you do graze all night, you will definitely be over in calories, and you will not be sticking to your diet. Knowing that about yourself, you could probably adjust your meals a little. Eat less in the morning and at lunch and then have a larger dinner and save your snacks for later in the day. It doesn't matter how you break up your calories. As long as you stay within your limits, you will be OK. Ideally, you should try to limit eating very late as it is best to spread out your calories throughout the day.

This can seem daunting if you haven't done it before, but try to start with small changes. No one can expect to completely change their habits overnight. Maybe you'll be a little over in your first few days. Use the nutrition tracker and learn about your habits to see where you can improve. Check out the articles in the Resource Center under Nutrition and Motivation for more help about staying motivated and on track, and ways to start changing your diet to be healthier.

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There is so much information and tips on Sparks, it is just unbelievable and fantastic!!!! So, why not share what information you have read or tips on how to stop the binging, snacking and overeating you have found to help our other friends in our Group!!!

If you want, you can leave a link to the page where the article is on, or copy and paste it on this post!

Let's share that information and let's beat that snacking/binging monster once and for all!

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