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  • v RG_DFW
    emoticon Welcome to Spark People

    I suggest pre-planned low calorie snacks and water.
    2866 days ago
  • v NOW_IM_IT
    I've found that planning ahead works best for me. Using the nutrition tracker lets me see how I've done during the day & I try to leave myself some room for a late night snack if I want one.

    Buying healthier snacks helps too-if the 'junk' foods aren't in the house, they won't go in the belly :)

    Lots of folks say not to eat after dinner but for me, if you tell me I can't have something, I want it that much more! And,. knowing I have a snack waiting for me later helps. Some of my favorites are frozen fruit bars, popcorn, Laughing Cow cheese/crackers, and just last night I wanted something really bad (even though I was over my daily limit), I had a chocolate rice cake. I was satisfied, and at 50 calories, didn't feel bad about it afterwards.

    And finding new activities you enjoy might help- exercise or maybe a hobby-I like to knit and that helps keep my hands busy and away from food!

    I wish you all the best in finding what works for YOU!
    2866 days ago
    Hi, Ashley. I have managed to stop the evening eating almost entirely. What I have tried is being sure I have eaten enough all day - no skipping, right amount of snacks. Then track all my food, tote up the nutrition, and decide to stop cuz I want to meet my own goals. That means sticking to the calorie limits. Then I do my exercise routines - in the evening, not the mornings. Works for me. You ought to read all the articles about evening eating, emotional eating and managing cravings and urges. If you haven't, I would also suggest you remove any foods that you tend to "hit" in the evenings! Will power can only hold out so long if the stuff is in the pantry! Keep posting about it, blog about it, try out some strategies and do NOT give up! Good luck!
    2866 days ago