Bedtime snacks have never been a problem for me, but I always seem to want to eat in the mid afternoon. I recently rejoined Weight Watchers so I have been having fruit at that time and I also have been making air popped popcorn and keep a big bowl handy for something to munch on. I don't even put salt on it. What seems to be satisfying is the crunchy texture.
I almost always have some kind of ice cream at night - now I'm having either a WW Giant Fudge Bar or some other type of reduced sugar or lower carb ice cream. This has always been fine for me when I've been on one of my 10,000 diets . I have to be careful though because it's all about portions. That's one of the reasons I like the WW and Skinny Cow type ice cream treats - they are measured portions. Last night I was really a bit hungry at about 11:30 p.m. and I knew it wasn't just because I wanted to stuff my face one more time before sleep - I was honestly feeling a hunger pang. I opt'd for one of those new Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars. They are 190 cal. and 14 carbs but are low in sugar and have 10 grams of protein (which is what fills me up) and pretty good fiber content too. I fell it was a much better choice then a big hunk of cheese and club crackers. I'm hoping as I go along I won't feel a hunger pang like that - but, I've learned the hard way it is better to satisfy it with something somewhat good for you then trying to ignore it and then eating the house the next day.
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Carol Arizona USA
current weight: 145.0
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hi sparkiees! this is the first time I posted I thread on this team. So tonight, after dinner, I had 1 glass of chocolate and a banana and water. I hope tomorrow I'll cut the chocolate. I will only have banana and water. Before I used to eat A LOT before going to sleep. Eating kinda makes me sleepy. But after eating, I really feel terrible and guilty. I used to eat fish, rice, noodles! All the horrible stuff! So starting tonight, the choco, banana and the water are my last meals! I hope that day by day I'l turn into fruit and water and not on the rice or starchy stuff!
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