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Old 01-09-2012, 03:13 PM
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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
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:37 AM
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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!
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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
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:26 AM
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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.).
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