Go Back   FitDay Discussion Boards > WEIGHT LOSS > Weight Loss Tips
Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-09-2012, 04:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
FitDay Premium Member
 
RunbikeSki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 2,042
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lusciousL View Post
Thanks for the tips

Yesterday I went to bed earlier than usual and while I was in bed I had visions of heaps of icecream with nuts and caramel and chocolate but instead I kept drinking from the waterbottle I had taken with me.

After an hour of not being able to fall asleep cos of thinking about food I went downstairs and had a cup of soy yoghurt, I didn't feel really bad about it but it was not planned....

Good job luscious - that's how you start adopting good habits. Just trying to grind it out using will power often just doesn't work. But simply replacing your vision of mounds of ice cream with a yoghurt allows you to satisfy the urge without blowing the calories
__________________
Pam
5'4" 55yr

2.5 years, 45 pounds later... 128ish pounds
RunbikeSki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 09:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
lusciousL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The Netherlands, Europe
Posts: 43
Default

Alright! I think I've found my planned snack

Now I need to get the timestretch between after dinner snack and going to bed longer, so I get to the point I don't eat anything for 3 hrs prior to bedtime.

Tx for the advice and encouragement!
__________________
14 lbs down, 22 to go

Female 37 yrs 5 ft 7
Start weight 9th December 2011: 190 lbs
Current weight 2nd March 2012: 176 lbs
Inches lost around waist: 3
Goal: 154 lbs by 1st of January 2013
How: Portion control, shun liquid calories, snacks and junk food, running 3 times a week
Why: I want to get in better shape physically and mentally
lusciousL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 12:37 AM   #13 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
jfinnert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 11
Default

I used to have exactly this problem. I'd be good all day, right through dinner, but then the evening snacks would torpedo my efforts every time.

What worked for me was a popcorn snack halfway between dinnertime and bedtime, plus one or two delicious herbal teas. I stress "delicious" because not all teas taste all that great, and I wanted something to look forward to. I generally don't sweeten my tea, but if you feel the need, then use a Stevia-based sweetener, which is low glycemic index.

For the popcorn, get yourself a microwave popper or an air-popper. I typically use a few sprays of Olivio spray (olive oil based butter substitute - the good fat), plus some popcorn salt. Never heard of popcorn salt? It's extra fine and works better for popcorn. Occasionally I'll make a savory popcorn with fresh chopped and lightly toasted thyme and rosemary, and recently I found an all-natural cheese flavoring that tastes very good. It may become my new favorite.

I time my popcorn snack for 8:30. If I get hungry after dinner, I can summon enough will power to wait till 8:30, and after my snack (including some hot tea), if I get really hungry, I just go to bed.

Breakfast is easy. Lunch is easy. A healthy apple or two is enough to get you to dinner, and a frozen dinner is a no-brainer way to get safely to 8:30. Popcorn and hot tea will add the cornerstone you've been looking for! Good luck!! /Jim F
jfinnert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 02:26 AM   #14 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 10
Default

Peppermint tea, specifically, works for me. Soy Slender chocolate milk is also a nice "snack" when I'm having a sweet craving (90 calories, 4 grams of fiber, 7 grams of protein).

I also plan for a snack - usually almonds or something cruncy with dip (carrots, cucumber slices, celery, etc.).
Joyell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
appetite suppression, healthy snacks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2