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Friday, October 12, 2018

This is a Premium Coach suggested exercise to blog about today's challenge to keep busy this evening instead of turning to food after dinner. Today's coach was Jen and she set a challenge to close the kitchen after cleaning up after dinner and turn off the light and leave it of for the night, only going back into the kitchen for a glass of water.

For me, I have to have a snack before bed because of Diabetes. I do turn the kitchen light off and leave it off after cleaning up after dinner. I could have used this advice when my daughter was living here she became an emotional eater after the loss of her father, she would eat a couple of snacks before going to bed. Knowing this advice now I would suggest to stay out of the closed kitchen. Get a glass before closing the kitchen at night and get a glass of water from the bathroom faucet. I suggest this because I know that going back into the kitchen even for water the temptation would have been too much for my daughter.

When I got to the community section of Premium Coach it gave the suggestion of writing a blog to keep busy to keep the mind off of food. I like this idea, whether it is writing a blog here or writing privately in your journal. This is an awesome tool to help to come up with some other ways that you can keep yourself away from night time eating.

Yesterday I had a Premium Coach assignment to blog to plan out tomorrow's meals and ingredients and I will do this tomorrow night instead.
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  • NANBENT1963
    This is great advice Amy! Congratulations on the amazing progress you've made and also for being a great inspiration to the rest of us! You've been through so much but you never give up, I certainly admire you for that! Hugs, Nan
    419 days ago
    I like this idea also. Keep pushing forward you are doing great.
    420 days ago
    I have dinner at 5:30 and never eat in the evening. I too am diabetic and have a small snack at bedtime.
    421 days ago
  • PAULA3420
    GREAT IDEA!!! And, thanks for sharing with us in your blog. I drink water after dinner to help me stay full. And, if I feel the cravings for something to eat growing, I will go to bed and pray. It seems to keep my mind off food. Hope this can be another tool for you to help stop any cravings.

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    421 days ago
    I try to also stay out of the kitchen after dinner or I tend to eat. Great advice.
    422 days ago
    Yes! I keep the kitchen closed after supper is all done and it helps so much!!!
    422 days ago
    emoticon Writing does help with many things. emoticon
    422 days ago
    I like Premium Coach. Keeping ourselves busy to stay away from food is really very effective.
    422 days ago
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