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Late at night....

Friday, February 25, 2011

I find myself back up late at night and for some unknown reason I want to eat and eat and eat....I have the hardest time at night....I can eat exactly right until I have my dinner .....then I want to wander into the kitchen to munch and nothing seems to satisfy me...

I've read and read about having to tune into your body and only eat when your hungry and how so often when you are overweight you may not know how to do that. I do the wait 20 min after I eat dinner to ensure I actually want a second serving....

I plan on - only one snack after dinner be honest - its rare that I am able to limit myself to that one snack.....

I am for the most part eating better snacks - I give myself that - but grrrrrrrrrrr I still can't seem to keep my promise to myself when evening comes.....

Please, please somehow find my strength here - I really think If I could master this - then I could be so much more successful at this.....don't know how to yet....
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  • KWEENIE777
    I can totally relate my dear friend! So, what I started doing is I have 4 meals and 2 snacks. I have my breakfast later than traditional "time" so, my meals take me right to bedtime. I also read that it is a myth about not eating after a certain hour. As long as you are eating a deficit of calories and stay within our range, you will lose the weight! This is what I have been doing and I am losing the weight! Don't despair, you will be just fine, just make sure you eat every 2 hrs or 3 or 4 whatever feels right to you! Some days I am much hungrier and some days I can skip my snacks and the fourth meal, but I allow myself some space to choose according to my body's nutritional needs!

    Also, you are still having residual emotions from your uncle's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you my dear friend...Hugs emoticon

    2673 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/26/2011 11:36:53 AM
    I'm sure you've heard this before, but it really is a habit thing, so you just have to not do it for a few days and then a few weeks and then before you know it you won't want to do it at all. Good tricks I've found: program your mind with a "I'm done now" food. For a while it was butterscotch hard candy or a peppermint. And at first I'd have two or three after dinner and it was like a desert and then I knew I'd get nothing more. Then after a while I would only need one and then I didn't really need it at all. Tea is another great one that cues your mind in to: no more food-get ready for sleep mode. Or brush your teeth! That definitely says to your mind: No MORE FOOD! I know it doesn't seem easy, but it is possible if you want it! I believe in you! You can do it!!
    2674 days ago
  • DAV128
    I feel for your problem. I stay up late a lot and have the same craving. My solution has been (especially if I know I'll be up late and can plan) is to save a sunflower seed snack. An entire portion is only about 180 cal and it can last me a couple of hours. A lot of sodium, but "Oh Well."

    Good Luck, if this suggestions doesn't help, I wish you luck. Maybe you can find another similar snack that might help.

    2675 days ago
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