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To Eat or Not to Eat - That IsThe Question

Monday, January 14, 2013

Today I went back to work after a month's vacation. Not complaining but I do love being at home. I'm trying to get myself up and busy on this site by month's end, hopefully I'll come up with a plan of eating that I can live with and thereby reduce the tendency to overeat.
I simply need to stop eating in the afternoon when I get off from work, I can't seem to stop from the first bite, I'm trying to cut out that afternoon meal, wish me well emoticon.
Have a great week people.
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    Hope you had a great day back at work after your month off.
    I enjoy being home too. I am retired from teaching, but there is always work to do here at the house. Right now we are painting and getting ready to put our home up for sell. We need to downsize.
    Have you tried drinking more water in the afternoon to help with the tendency to want to eat, eat, eat. Ha! Have you tried the Firecracker Almond Recipe From My Recipes. They are deliciou, filling, and help take in the water. HA!

    Best of luck.
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    emoticon I have this problem especially during our training season (Apr - Oct). From tracking my food, I saw that I'm not eating much while I'm at work (and some time skip lunch) because I'm not hungry at that time but extremely hungry when I get off of work. So now I'm going to try to eat a lunch (300 - 400 calories) and see how that goes. I read about eating smaller meals throughout the days instead of big meals can help overeating. We gonna overcome this...I believe we can! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1938 days ago
  • JILL313
    Hi Slim, I can relate to what you're saying as when I worked FT as soon as I got home I was attacking the food like there was no tomorrow. Consequently between not moving much and eating a lot that is how I gained so much weight the last 15 years. I used to skip breakfast and lunch which was terrible and ate like a pig when I did come home and was so exhausted in 2 hours I went to bed. It's no wonder I didn't gain more weight with such unhealthy habits. I make a real point of never letting myself get too hungry as that's when trouble begins for me. Would it help if you ate a healthy snack shortly before you get off work or have something pre-measured in your fridge you can grab and eat as soon as you get home? I can imagine after having a month off work it would be difficult to get into the groove of things again. Wishing you well my dear friend.

    Hugs & Love,

    1938 days ago
  • MILLIE5522
    If you track it and make it part of your calorie allowance then you should make this a "formal" meal. I have called this "Tea" a meal I have at around 4:30. I allow about 250 calories for this which gives me about 450 for dinner which I eat 2 hours later. emoticon
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  • BERRY4
    Is it feasible to take a 15-30 min walk and break your familiar "routine" of coming home and eating?? Sometimes filling the "void" with an activity can break the habit of eating in a certain time frame.
    Good luck in your efforts of building new habits. Give yourself at least 3 weeks to establish a new routine!
    1951 days ago
    You can do it - ABSOLUTELY YOU CAN!

    Try planning healthy snack when you get off work - a piece of fruit, a small salad, a hot cup of decafe tea (like raspberry tea or licorice tea for instance) without adding sugar. Drink a glass of water before you have your snack. Plan ways to make it work to your benefit.

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    Comment edited on: 1/14/2013 7:09:12 PM
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  • EWL978
    Is it an extra meal of are you also portion controlling?? Are you documenting on the nutrition data board?? If not, why not?? It really does help.

    Don't beat yourself up over this.... Keep on keeping on and good luck!!

    1951 days ago
    Not sure thats a good idea but if you think you have to ok good luck. I for one eat 5 meals a day and worry about protein, and portion control. Good luck on your journey!!!
    1951 days ago
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