Monday, July 23, 2007

Nighttime Noshing

I seem to manage my daytime diet without a a problem. It's the nighttime noshing that gets me! (I've always been a midnight raider of the fridge.)

I'm not sure if it's because:
  • I'm sitting on the couch, reading or watching movies, and eating has become a habit.
  • I cut too many calories in the day, so I'm famished at night.
  • I'm bored/lonely/tired and end up "emotional" eating.
Probably it's all those things.

Whatever the cause, I need to find some way to handle it.

Any suggestions?


Fatinah said...

sadly, I cannot help since I suffer from the same issues. I try to leave room for the end of my day.

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Cory said...

Hard to say. I sometimes just refuse to eat. Only works because I sometimes have really good willpower. Or I'm too lazy to get up.

You could try introducing more calories into your daytime eating. That might help.

Tiffany said...

I buy low calories, low fat or no fat juice bars - I don't know what to call them it is like Kool-aid in a long plastic tube. They only have about 35 calories per bar so even if you eat three you have only consumed 105 calories. I only have one and this is my evening treat each night.

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I was looking for fitness blogs and came across your great site. I find myself having the same troubles as you. Some things I do to try to avoid nighttime noshing are to drink water instead or to brush my teeth whenever I have the urges! But it's hard. Best of luck to you!

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elasticwaist said...

I think it is more of a habit than anything; your body gets used to that fix before bed, so when it doesn't get it, it is unhappy!

Drinking water helps at night. Also, eating something low-calorie like a salad or some veggies is a good idea if you can't resist eating before bed. Sugar-free candy is another great thing to have around when you are craving something!

Jake Silver said...

No, but if you read my Blogs at all, you will see that for about 3 years now I have an awful habit of eating after dinner and even full-on binges late at nite. It is a habit I have struggled to break without permanent success.

BigLoser said...

I used to do this too...I make a cup of tea before bed and that seems to do the trick.