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The end of night-time snacking

Sunday, February 03, 2019

One of my worst habits has been to snack in the evening, so I've been working on this over the past week. I decided that it will be a hard and fast rule that I will not eat anything from the time dinner is over until breakfast the next day. I used to make all kinds of excuses, grabbing "just a few" hard candies, or anything small that seemed harmless. But a little bit of something never satisfied, so I would soon be back for "just a few" more.
It seems easier for me to follow a set-in-stone rule than to be flexible in this, so I have made no exceptions. So far, so good!
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    Getting into a bad habit again. Have to stop.
    582 days ago
    Thanks for the tips. I do this sometimes, and also try chewing gum just to keep my mouth busy so I don't eat!
    602 days ago
    I know exactly what you mean. Evening munchies is my biggest problem. We usually eat dinner about 4:30 at our house. That's way too early for me. I get hungry again before I go to bed. One thing that helps me is eating later. I go ahead and make dinner for the others, but I don't eat until 6:00. That's helpful because I don't get hungry again before bed time. Brushing your teeth was suggested in the previous comment. I'm surprised at how well this really works. When I brush my teeth after dinner it's easier not to eat anything else because I don't want to brush my teeth again before I go to bed.
    602 days ago
    any time you want to break this rule... go brush your teeth instead... that fresh clean sweet taste in your mouth will give you that same feeling as having a small piece of candy and who wants to eat after brushing teeth... no one
    602 days ago
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