I close the kitchen at 8pm, go straight to my dental floss, water pic mix 2oz. mouth was with 3oz. warm water, and brush my teeth.... then the only thing I want in my mouth is water the rest of the evening.....otherwise, I have to go through that all over again!
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If you have a late-night snacking problem, like I do, try this: Early in the day, plan a late-night snack you can look forward to, that will fit into your daily calorie plan but taste great too. Tell yourself that if you waste your budgeted calories too soon on other nighttime snacks, you have to skip it. Knowing that there's a good snack waiting for you later on will prevent you from eating a bunch of other snacks that aren't worth the calories.
I learned when I was pregnant, that if you brush your teeth, that it can calm nausea related to pregnancy, but I also learned, that it can take away the munchies! When I brush my teeth, it takes away my urge to eat. It may be just getting the tate of yummy food, or not wanting to mess up my clean mouth but it does work!
Do it after dinner, and you will help combat late night snacking!
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