100 lb. Club - When do you need the most willpower?




SmallSteps
03-12-2012, 04:51 PM
For me it is after 5:00pm. I have this urge to graze while watching television which I am still trying to conquer.


xjennyd
03-12-2012, 04:54 PM
After a long day of school! ): I wanna go home and I get tempted to go to a fast food place, but luckily I pulled myself through.

BrittanieYork
03-12-2012, 04:56 PM
Around this time of day, an hour before dinner when I'm really hungry, or cooking. It's so easy to taste what you're cooking, but I taste almost enough to be considered a meal.


heathermichigan
03-12-2012, 05:17 PM
I almost always do fine up until 9:30 or 10 pm. Then I just want to snack. I try to plan to eat plain air popped popcorn every night around 9 to avoid it, but sometimes it doesn't work.

PinkLotus
03-12-2012, 05:27 PM
When others around me are eating badly or talking about eating badly. But on a day to day basis, I'd say in the late evenings.

QuilterInVA
03-12-2012, 07:47 PM
Eating in front of the tv has become a habit. One way to tame this is to only eat at the table with proper utensils. I've never believed in willpower. I believe its a matter of choice to support your weight loss efforts or not.

LiannaKole
03-12-2012, 08:03 PM
When I'm really tired, really hungry, under certain kinds of stress, or around a trigger food.

I try to have food ready for these situations.

Riesz
03-12-2012, 08:21 PM
After lunch for me. I start wanting to snack around 2 PM and really struggle with it until dinner.

I'm also an emotional eater so if I'm down or stressed I begin wanting to eat. It's still hard to tell myself "this is in your head! You aren't actually hungry, just stressed out!"

Pinterest has also become a test of willpower. Seeing images of beautiful plates of (usually unhealthy) food makes me crave unhealthy things. I've learned to stay on the healthy sections of the website.

Huzzahforska
03-12-2012, 10:33 PM
between dinner and bed time :(

synger
03-13-2012, 09:01 AM
I do calorie cycling, so a couple times a week my calories are really low, like around 500 for the day. Usually hunger isn't too much of a problem (the premise is that the low calorie days activate the SIRT1 gene, which then kicks in fat-burning and appetite suppression).

But once in a while, I just get an extra-hungry day. If I didn't KNOW that the next day I'd be able to eat pretty much whatever I wanted, I'd have given in many times. Sometimes it's enough to have just 100 calories more than my limit. Especially in the evenings, if I've had my miniscule dinner too early and then I stay up later than usual.

Curvaliscious
03-13-2012, 09:51 AM
3pm and 10 pm. The 3 pm snack is easier to handle because the kids are having their snack as well. 10pm...anything can happen. : ) I should say, used to happen.

Synger...I've played with a similar high/low calorie plan, but only by chance and it works. Is this a formal plan and where did you get your info?

XLMuffnTop
03-13-2012, 09:56 AM
Sun up to sun down? :lol:

My worst is right after work before dinner or after the kids go to bed before my bed time. Also, I have classes on Mondays and Wednesdays which makes a non stop day from 6 am until 9:30pm. When I get home after that, sometimes I just want to eat.

Riesz
03-13-2012, 10:15 AM
Also, forgot to mention I need MAJOR willpower about a week before TOM. My hormones are going crazy during that time and I'll crave some sort of random food. Sometimes it's pickles, sometimes it's ice cream, sometimes granola bars, etc. Madness!!

Curvaliscious
03-13-2012, 10:21 AM
I forgot to mention just before winter. Yes, I store up food like a bear. Seriously. ; )

gonnabfitmom
03-13-2012, 10:28 AM
When I'm under pressure or stress, have received bad news, etc. My first instinct is always to get something unhealthy to eat. Also, between lunch and dinner. I'm trying not to snack so I always have to 'suffer' through these hours or just have fruit.

Elladorine
03-13-2012, 11:48 AM
When I get really upset or depressed, the first thing I want to do is eat. I'm doing my best to find different coping mechanisms.

synger
03-16-2012, 08:45 AM
3pm and 10 pm. The 3 pm snack is easier to handle because the kids are having their snack as well. 10pm...anything can happen. : ) I should say, used to happen.

Synger...I've played with a similar high/low calorie plan, but only by chance and it works. Is this a formal plan and where did you get your info?

Yes, it's the Johnson Up Day/Down Day Diet (or JUDDD). If you google it, you'll find Dr. Johnson's site, and there's lots of info.

For JUDDD-specific support, I go to another board (probably can't give you the link, but if you google "juddd low carb" you will find it). Good group of supportive folks, and always happy to answer questions about our strange way of eating.

sluggerbean
03-17-2012, 12:18 PM
When I have PMS (like right now) or TOM. That is when I get the worst cravings and just want chocolate or bread.

So right now ladies I definitely need the will power dust sprinkled on me!

Peggy

JustSharing83
03-17-2012, 12:44 PM
Late night!! I work until either 10 or 11 almost every night and I come home hungry eating is pretty much all I can think about until I fall asleep. I give in occasionally, but I've been good lately. At least when I do eat late now, it is healthier because there isn't any junk food in the house. :)

SmallSteps
03-17-2012, 10:00 PM
The week before my cycle is a major b*tch! Just went through that recently!