Night time eating has been a downfall of mine. In order to keep from eating mindlessly after the kids are in bed, I stay upstairs in my bedroom and watch TV with my husband (or alone). The kitchen is too far away to be tempting and I find the urges diminishing over time!
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After daily weighing for a while, I've really noticed that I lose weight after a good night's sleep. So to avoid night time eating, DH & I go to bed earlier. We say, "Off to lose some weight" as we go to bed. I used to hate going to bed, now I am happy to take myself off.
This helps with night time eating, too. If you want to eat at night after dinner, consider going to bed instead. It seems drastic, but I find it works really well.
I have really honed in on my difficulty in losing weight and that is my night time eating. So for over a week now, I have allotted myself 200 calories or less for my after dinner/before bedtime eating. (Ex. a light fat free yogurt, piece of fruit) or planning something less than 200 calories.3
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