Sooo...normally, kids in bed, house is quiet it's been my habit to have a snack, like a reward for getting through the day.
Usually, something like toast with pb globbed on, not bad, right? Sometimes 4 pieces. And not like the healthy bread, honey bread, or home made bread, and not a reasonable amount of pb, but gobs, so it was all melty. I'm REALLY struggling to NOT do that. So, some of the things I've started doing to avoid that late night routine is....
-clean the kitchen as soon as dinner is done, put leftovers up, clean table and counters, wash dishes, rinse the sink, sweep AND mop. For some reason, in my mind anyway, a clean kitchen means the kitchen is closed for the day.
-hot tea. I have an entire cabinet full of various teas and flavours, I like to have a cup of hot tea while the kids are having their baths, usually peppermint, it kind of refreshes my mouth and sends a signal that eating is done for the day. I also have a cup of hot tea with a half teaspoon of sugar free apple cider instead of sugar after the kids are in bed, cruise through 3fc and eyeball my fitday.
-plan my meals and snacks for tomorrow, once its all logged into fitday, I check to make sure my fats/protiens/carbs have a good ratio for me and that my cals are high enough. Tonight, I found myself with 12% fat for tomorrow, so I spent some time juggling different combos to bring my fat intake for tomorrow UP, talk about an NSV!!
I also admire my weight chart, seeing that line on the graph moving steadily downward is such motivation to not go raid the cabinets and fridge!
What are some ways you have broke your old food habits? I'd love to have some more ideas.