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It seems that if I eat a snack (usually popcorn) at night, the next night I crave it terribly. After a few nights of not eating it, the cravings subside. I think cravings sometimes are a result of habit, not hunger.
Sometimes we get that feeling in our stomaches, and think to ourselves, "I think I might be hungry." Well, if you aren't sure, try drinking a glass of water. It knocks down your water intake by 1 glass and removes that feeling that was potentially not hunger and you've saved yourself unnecessary calories.
You get hydrated, the "hunger" might disappear, and you'll feel better. If you determine that you are hungry, the fact that you had a glass of water, might help you to eat less too.
When I am tempted to snack or eat out of boredom not hunger, usually all night long, I get on a website or read a magazine full of clothes I dream of getting into and window shop. Before I know it the urge to snack has passed and I'm even motivated to get up and exercise instead sometimes.
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