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12/9/14 7:35 P

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Hot low calorie drinks are a real comfort and calorie saver for me! I have a hot drink whenever the rest of the family has desert. I might have a tasty fruit tea, a mocha decaf, gingerbread latte, hot chocolate (all sugar free for me). It isn't just the taste that is comforting but the whole routine of heating up my electric kettle, grinding the coffee or steeping some loose tea. I also like to share hot drinks with my daughters or friends. It makes me stop and sit when I otherwise never would.

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12/8/14 5:54 A

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I think that it is perfectly fine to go to bed. Perhaps you are indeed tired. I have read that the hours you sleep before midnight are more important than the hours after, in relation to the quality of sleep you are getting, so it seems to me that it would be healthier to go to sleep than to eat a snack when you are not hungry.





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11/19/14 12:41 P

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I've found that eating a larger breakfast (400 calories or so) prevents me from being so hungry. The larger breakfast eliminates my need for an evening snack. I agree with Heidi, crunchy veggies or a no calorie hot drink helps as well.

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11/19/14 9:05 A

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Ooo! Good question! I often have the desire to eat just to be eating in the evening. . . no hunger. The cucumber is a good idea, Heidi. I sometimes have a couple leaves of dried seaweed. That makes me feel thirsty, so I drink. Then I get the sensation of being recently filled up. I'd love to hear other ideas on how to combat this evening desire to eat!

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11/19/14 7:04 A

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I'm not sure what the battle was last night. I've been enjoying my hot chocolate before bed but the last couple nights have felt like I shouldn't have it. I think I've just been full and didn't find it as enjoyable. I ended up in bed watching a movie instead. It was only 7pm so I didn't want to go to sleep. Actually, I did want to go to sleep, but felt it was too early :)

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11/18/14 8:43 P

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I would say it depends on what your body needs. Sometimes if I eat a crunchy sliced cucumber I can resist the bags of chips my family (adult children and husband) are consuming each evening. Sometimes I do just go to bed, esp. if I have not carbs or calories left for the day. A large cup of hot green tea has no calories, fat, or carbs and I use that, too.

If it is a self-control battle,....resist and enjoy the victory!

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11/18/14 8:21 P

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Not sure how to title this. I want a snack, but I'm not hungry. I've been having some hot chocolate each night as a calming snack before bed. I'm talking 90 calories, and I am still 100 under my low range.

So, it isn't a snack that will break me. There is a part of me that is fighting against it. How do you fight this carving? I'm tired from being with my 3 kids all day plus two more in my daycare.

In college I would go to bed. Not sure if that is a good way to fight or is it running away?

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