In the past I ate for many reasons - not just because I was hungry. I find that "counting calories" reminds me that when I get that hunger pain at 10 PM I should just go to sleep instead of pouring myself a bowl of cold cereal. I'm learning to appreciate the feeling of hunger.
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I stumbled upon this tip in the Power 90 Diet Guide, which included a schedule for when to eat. Though I have been watching my intake, I think I owe part of my current weight loss to not eating food within 3 hours of when I go to bed. By going to bed hungry, your body is forced to burn more calories while you sleep!
I have had such big success with my weight loss from choosing not to eat after dinner. The reward comes the next morning when the scale is usually lower or the same as the day before, but not higher!!
I've learned to skip the bedtime snack and go to bed hungry...and I've learned that the slightly hungry feeling I have at bedtime is so much better and more comfortable than the full, crummy I feeling I get if I eat something before going to bed!
not eating 4-5 hours before bedtime. going to bed hungry but drinking water quells the hunger pangs. it is called discipline. anything that is good for us isn't always the easiest. when you see the results of not eating 4-5 hrs. before bedtime it makes it easy to do just that.
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