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No Evening Snacking

Sunday, February 14, 2021

As part of a team (Amazing Under Dogs) committed to a 5% weight loss and for this week, No Evening Eats (NEE), I have my work cut out for me. I appreciated the advice on the team's guide sheet. Still have to try to psych myself up to commit to no evening food. In the evenings, I check out how much below my calories I am, and then make up for it before bedtime. Two reasons I have liked to do this: I eat the food with my meds and I can sleep better if I have something on my stomach. The main reason for choosing not to do this is because the practice interferes with weight gain.

My weight plateau hasn't been busted and so this is another incentive to practice NEE. So here is my self talk.

I can do this! Planning my food intake so that I won't be trying to eat my calories at night. I can postpone my evening meal until later and eat mindfully and slowly. If I can postpone my eating until closer to 6, I can take my supplements at that time and be able to do intermittent fasting.

(As I forcefully talk to myself, my stomach is telling me I'm already hungry and it is only 9:30 a.m.). This makes me laugh but I won't be laughing tonight.

Writing this makes me more accountable. AND how much I would enjoy the bragging rights if at the end of this week, I have started to build a healthier habit.

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  • WHITECAT19

    I have to eat with my meds. I'm not in your challenge, but I would not do this if I were. It's eating EXTRA calories at night that gets you in trouble, not what you were describing. Just sayin'.

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    82 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    Gail if your medications require you to eat with them that is okay!
    86 days ago
  • DIANEDOESSMILES
    Please keep in mind Gail the No Evening Eating is we CAN EAT, but under 200 cals. SO have a few pieces of fruit etc. Or a yogurt. Cottage cheese with fruit added (so long as it's under 200)

    But YES Please do eat with your meds,,, and if you need over 200 cals that's okay too. SAFETLY FIRST.

    HUGS


    86 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    The ole 12 step method works in so many applications...
    I found one meal at a time..one temptation at a time is sufficent...deal with it then move on!!
    We can do this...just FOCUS! emoticon emoticon
    87 days ago
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