Weight Loss Support - Helpful suggestion to keep from snacking




tricon7
08-13-2012, 10:03 AM
I've found a way to keep myself from snacking, particularly before bedtime. I just tell myself that even if I did eat that "X" that I'm drooling over, I could eat it and still be just as hungry as I am right now, so why not just not start? It pretty much works for me every time.


joyc21
08-13-2012, 04:16 PM
I find that chewing gum and drinking tea helps me curve the urge to snack unnecessarily. Or just keeping busy in general......At night time when I have the urge to snack eventhough I know I'm not really hungry, I just avoid the kitchen.

shcirerf
08-14-2012, 01:14 AM
In the summer, I'm to busy in the garden to snack, in the winter, I crochet, afghans, dog toys, stuffed animals for my grandkids, etc. Keeps my hands busy!


unsketched
08-14-2012, 01:19 AM
I always wanted to snack when I got home from work - going to the gym after work has really curbed the habit for me.

I still have problems not snacking at the movies though, or oddly as I'm cooking dinner.

carter
08-14-2012, 07:48 AM
The only thing that keeps me from late night binging is to stay out of the kitchen entirely - I have to exercise raw will. At my best I can get my kitchen chores done right after dinner and have no reason to go back into the kitchen later in the evening - then I will be fine. If I put them off until before bed, when I am tired, my resolve becomes very weak and I am much more likely to binge on anything i can find in the kitchen.

I've been struggling with this on and off lately and it's slowing me down because I have so little left to lose. I really just have to stay the heck out of the kitchen and I seem to be okay.

KatMarie
08-14-2012, 08:28 AM
I have a good snack before bed. It keeps me from snacking all evening if I'm sitting watching tv...I just tell myself to wait for my bedtime snack. I look forward to my greek yogurt with a piece of fresh fruit cut up in it...plus I like to go to bed with something in my tummy.

graciegoose13
08-14-2012, 10:23 AM
my new favorite one is to paint my nails. i'm progressively getting better at painting my non dominate hand and waiting for the nails to dry keeps my hands out of the chips bag, for sure!

(rocking cq's tahitian green right now!)

OnaMi
08-14-2012, 12:20 PM
I'm with you Kat,I think a lot about my planed snack for the night and that seems to help me.

SerenityDiva
08-14-2012, 12:35 PM
Gracie you got better? I do tea (gum messes with my TMJ) and I keep wanting to paint my nails, but they look terrible when I'm done. I might just start again reading this. Thank you!

tricon7
08-14-2012, 03:35 PM
I forgot - once I've eaten my last bit of calories for the day, I go brush my teeth. I'm less likey to eat again after that.

Slush
08-14-2012, 05:43 PM
I was talking to my mom about this last night and she said to find the hottest guy I can (celebrity or whoever) and look at his amazing abs, body, whatever when I want to snack late at night. She said just drooling over him will help me forget about wanting to eat, hahahaha. I'm gonna try it. Go mom.

caryesings
08-14-2012, 08:01 PM
On a related note, I used to think about a hot guy I knew to get myself to do "5 minutes more" when I'd want to stop exercising, fantasizing that he was the one making me sweat...

luckystreak
08-14-2012, 08:39 PM
Am i the only one who gets super hungry as soon as i finish drinking tea? I feel like the water flushes everything out and Im starvving.

carter
08-14-2012, 09:49 PM
On a related note, I used to think about a hot guy I knew to get myself to do "5 minutes more" when I'd want to stop exercising, fantasizing that he was the one making me sweat...

I love this. :carrot: I probably shouldn't admit this in public, but I sometimes imagine a woman I have a crush on is watching me lift ... :o

mimsyborogoves
08-14-2012, 09:54 PM
Lol I was totally going to suggest the gum &/or a beverage thing too. I've discovered that gum is the best thing ever when you need something to take the edge off cravings and right before meal hunger.

graciegoose13
08-15-2012, 01:17 AM
Serenity, I've definitely gotten better at painting my nails (and not snacking!) though I'm still not perfect at either!!!

I think the best advice is to experiment with different brands to see which kind of brush works best for you, don't wipe off too much of the paint off of the brush before you paint the nail (it's goes on easier that way!), and make sure your nails are clean, filed, in good condition, etc, before you paint.

Much like losing weight, painting one's own nails requires great patiences, HAHA!

SerenityDiva
08-15-2012, 01:08 PM
Thanks Gracie Friday or Saturday I'm heading to get some nail polishes and files and what not (I have minimal stuff) to try and get started. I love that now using different colors (like blues and blacks) is in vogue too.

mccull83
08-15-2012, 02:08 PM
Am i the only one who gets super hungry as soon as i finish drinking tea? I feel like the water flushes everything out and Im starvving.

Do you drink hot or cold tea? Dr Oz said cold water hydrates you but can make you feel hungry, while hot water makes you feel full/satisfied.

I love the "paint the nails" idea! Also, I plan my meals for the day but leave 300 calories blank, so there's wiggle room for a random banana at work (so hard to resist!), TCBY yogurt (150calories, found at walmart), extra cereal, etc. and won't feel guilty

Justwant2Bhealthy
08-15-2012, 05:00 PM
-- drinking "hot" tea
-- hot mocha or cocoa
-- reading ~ fave
-- coming on here
-- saving some calories really helps
-- fruit or cereal
-- going to bed earlier