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11/15/11 8:02 A

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I think the night snacking has effected everyone of us at some point in time or another. I think the biggest lesson I'm learning is to not eat when I'm not at a table. This way I cannot consume loads of extra calories and that I take time to sense the food and enjoy what I am giving my body. It is quite interesting when you actually pay attention to feeling full the first time and accepting the fact that you are and you do not need to finish all that is on your plate. Very empowering.

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11/7/11 8:21 P

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One more "sweet" snack that is helping me is 1/2 cup of frosted mini wheats -- 100 cals. I munch them slowly and pretend they are like little cookies (whatever it takes, right?!?). I figure the fiber will help me feel full.

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might as well put the passing time to the best possible use." ~Earl Nightingale


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11/7/11 8:18 P

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I am using the Body Fortress whey protein from Walmart too. It is a good, fast way to up my protein intake. I indulge once in awhile though, when I can't stand going chocolate-free, I put two tbsp of my Hershey lite syrup in it. Not everyday, but for a treat.

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might as well put the passing time to the best possible use." ~Earl Nightingale


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11/4/11 7:32 P

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I've got two:
MyFitnessPal where you set a calorie goal for the day and track food and exercise and weight. it keeps diary and your progress. Lets you enter a recipe or entire meal and gives the calories and nutrients.It projects future weight loss based on what you did each day. It has a pretty cool search engine that I have rerely been able to stump. I've even found the gluten free foods I've looked for.

runtastic: a gps workout tracker that tracks your route for a variety of activities and calculates your calories burned.

I just downloaded Fooducate, can't wait to try it out. Thanks for the tip.





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11/4/11 2:14 P

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I just downloaded Meal Snap on my iphone and damn it's cool! Take a pic of your meal and it tells you what you're eating and gives you a rough estimate of calories.

I also really dig Fooducate for giving healthier options when purchasing food. Their blog is pretty great too.

Do you have any favorite apps for healthier living (apart from the SP app of course).



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11/3/11 10:08 P

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Hi CHALLENGEDLADY,
Welcome, I'm pushing 60 and work in Radiolgy IT. It seems the more stressed I feel the more I want to munch in front of the computer screen. So for now I'm just trying to substitute fruit instead of the regular bag of munchies and a lor more water to stay feeling full. I



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CHALLENGEDLADY's Photo CHALLENGEDLADY SparkPoints: (1,199)
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10/27/11 7:38 P

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Hello everyone - I'm new to SP and this team. I noticed your chatting about night eating. I was an awful night eater, and yes always in front of the T.V.

What is helping me now is Chocolate Whey Protein. I get it from Wal-mart. Very economical, only $14.95 for 2#'s. You only use one scoop. It is 140 calories if you use water instead of milk. I use coffee or instant coffee and water with the Chocolate. Put it in the blender with ice and I've got an imitation Mocha Latte. I use the Vanilla Whey Protein when I want to add fruit. I drink it slowly to enjoy every drop. I know it always takes 15 minutes for my body to know it is "full", so I wait. The next thing I know 2 hours have passed and I'm not hungry.

Also the protein is good for your bones and muscle at night for repair. This also makes a good breakfast drink with milk and fruit. Bananas really make it thicker. If you like, you can use plain yogurt and a packet of Stevia with the fruit. It gets even thicker. Still all under 300 calories and it takes me to lunch.

Hope this helps. It has been working for me for 3 weeks now. Of course I had to get the chocolate out of the house first. emoticon

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10/26/11 9:44 P

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Someone posted on the "secrets" page that sugar free hot chocolate in the evening was their favorite snack. That definitely works for me in the evening. I had some edamame today and that was very satisfying. It required a little tactile effort to open the pods, which slowed me down some and it made me feel full really quickly.



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10/25/11 8:47 P

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Join this crowd. I'm a mindless eater. My hubby and I camped at a seasonal site this year. Our site was right across from the camp store so it was nothing to walk across in the evening for a big bag of chips. We'd polish that off in 2 nights easy. Since the camp store has been closed that has not been an issue.

I guess planning is a good cue. I love popcorn and don't particularly like the "lite butter". But sharing a bag can't be quite so bad. Finding new things to snack on and satisfy that need to snack is okay. Measure, measure, measure. Hummus & pita bread are healthy choices.

I'm curious to know what everyone's choices are for healthy snacking in the evening.

Sharon

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10/25/11 7:11 P

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Good point PandaBanda, gym equipment is a perk, but not necessary. Lack of equipment is never an excuse - sit-ups, pushups, stretching, yoga - use your imagination.

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10/25/11 4:22 P

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Thanks for all of the quick answers! I will definetly grap my dumbbells back up again :)

Happy sparking from Sweden


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10/25/11 3:09 P

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It's also great to use free weights if you don't have the space or funds for a home gym! I live in an apartment with roommates, but we just keep some free weights out in the living room for when we're watching TV. It's a really easy way to make sure you work your arms!

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10/25/11 1:20 A

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DIVERTIDA9 - Great additional thoughts. In addition to my gym membership, I'm working on building a home gym in my basement so when I do watch some TV in the evening, I can at least be exercising - whether it be doing situps, pushups, punching a heavy bag... whatever.

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10/24/11 12:46 P

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I agree with you both, the later I stay up the more junk I end up eating. My strategy is the similar but with one added caveat, one of my goals is to not eat in front of the TV and lower the total amount of TV watched. I find that nothing good ever comes of watching TV in the house. I now only allow myself TV when I go to the gym. My gym has those little TVs connected to the work out machines. Seems to be working well so far. :)

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10/21/11 12:22 P

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Thanks John!!
I think what you say is true now That I think about it. i might try getting to bed earlier :)

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10/21/11 11:15 A

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Petter,

Night time snacking is my problem area too. Lately I've been making fruit ice teas (caffeine free so it doesn't keep me up) and I try drinking a ton which makes me feel full. I also try to go to bed early and get up early. I find the later I stay up, the weaker my resistance, and since I do some form of activity very early in the morning, I get a good night's sleep and eat less.

So I guess I'm saying drink lots and go to sleep? Yeah... sorry, that's probably not THAT helpful :)

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10/21/11 4:22 A

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What do you do when you get these urges to eat things at night, let's say in front of the TV? I have a really hard time staying away from those small things that end up beeing one of the biggest causes to my overweight.
Any answer is appreciated.

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10/20/11 8:38 A

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Oh that's a good feeling! 'grats!



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10/20/11 7:59 A

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This is my first morning since I joined yesterday. I already got to log a loss. ( .8 ) That's almost a pound. WOO HOO !!!

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10/19/11 12:10 A

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I went to meet with a startup roller derby league today to help them get their business up and rolling. We started the meeting at McDonald's because 2 of the founders are stay-at-home mom's and McDonald's has a playground and wifi. All night last night I went back and forth about whether or not I was going to enjoy me some micky d's. I'm happy to report that I made due very nicely with a sugar free vanilla iced coffee and an unsweetened iced tea!

I'm really appreciating a lot of features of this site, though I feel like it's a little overwhelming and unnecessarily complex. The app is not what I'd hoped. Especially the food database. It's not quite as sweet as fatsecret.com imo and I love fatsecret/caloriecounter's barcode scanner! Now I just scan stuff into caloriecounter and then transfer the info here.

Another app I love is Fooducate, which allows you to scan a barcode and see the nutritional value of various foods as well as healthier alternatives! It's pretty amazing! That along with sparkpeople.com's nutrition log "feedback" feature help me to eat *good* food *and* balance my diet! I've lost 5lb in the first 2 weeks of my diet.. a little high but I've been eating well so I'll take it!




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10/18/11 7:40 P

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I know whay you mean about Weight Watchers.. I was going as well but I was not really losing much ... This is my second day and I love this site .. it keeps you so motivated even though I am still learning it ! Every time I can get on the site I learn something new .. it is so exciting ! emoticon

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10/18/11 1:42 P

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Hey I know that sore feeling but it sure goes away after a couple of workouts! :D I'm sure you would be an awesome mom and a good role model to your kids, keep up the good work!

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10/18/11 1:40 P

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My name is Sam and this is my first time on SP. I have to say I'm really loving it and its really motivating me farther than any other diet plan ever has. I'm eating better than ever, and working out so much more than I ever did in my life!!! I feel great, and now I can wake up better. Why didn't I feel this before? Guess I wasn't as motivated until now. Anyways, I used to be on Weight Watchers and it was so expensive and this poor college girl had to quit. But their website had the same tracking stuff on it before but not as much fun as SP! So I'm glad I joined and I could use some friends to help me through because I don't get it in my home. :(

Help me get bikini thin at 110!


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10/18/11 1:34 P

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well im new here to SP and completely motivated. I would like to lose weight and get in shape for my two wonderful children. Yesterday was my first day and It was a little rougher than anticipated but I cant believe how good I felt afterwards. Now today, Im SORE. but i will still do some cardio today. I wish you the best luck here :)

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MIJENN's Photo MIJENN SparkPoints: (555)
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10/17/11 11:22 A

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Well.. I to have joined SP prior and did amazing but then life took over. I'll say it was a never ending point of stress. Now.. a bit different as I am recognizing when I am stress eating. Yesterday was not easy but I did pretty good as my grandmother is in the hospital and not all that well. Thank goodness for friends and the spartk nutritional planner.

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
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10/17/11 10:24 A

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Hey I am giving this another try. I joined SparkPeople before but didn't give it much effort. I am expecting great things!

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Feel free to chat on this thread! Share your struggles, successes & ask questions!!!

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