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Middle of the Night Snack: Better Sleep

Because of restricted calories for weight-loss goals, hunger used to keep me awake in the middle of the night. Now I budget calories for a nutrition bar during a middle of the night wake-up. I fall right back to sleep afterwards.

- Submitted by GBOOMER 1/13/2012 in Staying Healthy | 2 Comments
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What I Discovered During a Power Outage

The power is OUT! Flashlights dim? Candles too dangerous with kids/pets? No batteries left in the store? Try the little individual solar lights designed for outdoors. I bought some at a discount store for cheap. I keep a few on my sunny fencepost...they stay clean and within easy reach to bring inside for great indoor lighting in an emergency or any day to save electricity and use the sun's free energy.
BONUS: Our old dog needs a night light, this kept us safe & worry free. emoticon

- Submitted by JACEYLEE 9/6/2011 in Around The House | 2 Comments
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Staying upstairs at night

I wanted to not eat after supper, so I cocooned myself upstairs.

- Submitted by LESS_IS_MO 7/4/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Staying upstairs at night

Close to goal weight, but stuck, I knew I needed to do better. I decided to challenge myself to not eat after supper for 100 days in a row. I cocooned myself upstairs and refused to go down. I made 85 out of 100 days and got to goal weight!

- Submitted by LESS_IS_MO 7/4/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Nighttime Cinnamon-Milk Toddy

If you have trouble getting to sleep at night, try a Cinnamon-Milk Toddy!

1 cup Milk (I use Soymilk)
1 teaspoon Cinnamon-Sugar mix
1 - 2 dashes extra Cinnamon (optional, but I prefer it)

Place all ingredients in a cup or mug, microwave for 35 seconds, just enough to warm it up. Drink it down before it cools. In other words, don't sip it.

- Submitted by ROOTWORKER 6/11/2011 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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Protein after a late-night workout

Due to a busy day schedule, I tend to workout late at night. Once I'm done, I want to take in some protein to help my muscles out, but I have to go to sleep soon and don't want to eat a meal right before showering/sleeping. My solution? I drink a cup of milk! Not many calories, not harsh on the stomach, and it has 8g of protein. Drinking it warm helps me relax before going to sleep.

- Submitted by RENABANANA 5/6/2011 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Working Out After Work

You have 2 options:

Pack your gym bag the night before, so you'll be less likely to bail.

Set your clothes out at home before you leave the house. When you get home, do something to get the ball rolling towards that workout.

For Example, I'll set my Garmin at the window so I'll be more motivated to go run.

- Submitted by ASHLEYVWEST 1/25/2011 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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A genuine beleif you are hungry in the middle of the night

I have always woken up with a huge sense of hunger and eaten in good faith, I needed to eat before I could get sleep. Secret: Instead of eating, try going to sleep. I did this and I woke up hunger free. Was not real hunger.

- Submitted by HIKETOHEIGHTS 1/9/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Herbal Tea

Drink a cup of herbal tea every night before bed. It relaxes you and reduces hunger! emoticon

- Submitted by BLONDEBTRFLY 11/4/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Making outdoor walks easier as it grows dark...

I bought several of those little belt-attachment or keychain-attachment battery-powered bike lights (the ones that bikers use to ride at night; they're sold in bike shops and outdoor equipment stores), and I keep one in each of my carrybags, so that I can take outdoor walks at night (or as night is approaching) and feel less worry about my safety. The lights are really bright, and last a long time!!

- Submitted by PUFFPASTRY 10/28/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Be part of the whole world.

When I have wanted to eat just because I am bored at night, I remind myself that half the world doesn't have enough food. The guilt helps me to try to eat less and perhaps safe some for others.

- Submitted by LEXUSIASIS 8/3/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Walk at night

If you live in a safe area, walking at night during the summer makes for a much cooler walk. We feel more energetic walking after dark than under the hot sun, so we walk farther & faster & run into less traffic.... (more info)

- Submitted by STORMY724 7/29/2010 in Exercise | 30 Comments
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Curb Late Night Cravings

When i'm craving something sweet around bedtime I drink a bottle of Vitamin Water Zero. It has zero calories, is naturally sweetened and it tastes great! emoticon

- Submitted by ELIZABETHPG 4/20/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Fighting cravings at night

At night sometimes I get the urge to eat something high-sugar, high-fat. I've found that if I'm really not hungry, I tell myself I can have whatever I want for breakfast.
When I wake up, I'm proud of myself for not giving in to the binge and make a healthier choice for breakfast.

- Submitted by SHANA100100 4/5/2010 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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