Oh my gosh - are we nearly there? WOW!
Okay, here's what I've learned in three weeks:
DO NOT EAT IN FRONT OF THE TELEVISION!
ahhh, sure, okay... but HOW??? Weeellll...
1. If there are 'snacks' in the house, I am a LOT more likely to eat them in the evening in front of the the TV; thus, avoid buying dedicated 'snack' food, even if it is 'diet' or 'low-fat' - keep carrots, celery and hummus just in case. I am less likely to 'snack' on these, but rather incorporate them into a meal and feel satisfied and full.
2. Often eating dinner a little bit later helps if I am having an 'I-want-to-eat-the-whole-world-and-my-left-arm' kind of day. If I don't finish dinner until, say, 7:30 or 8pm, I am very unlikely to snack afterwards. (And the carrots, celery and hummus are great to tide me over until a 'later' dinner!)
3. (this is a good one!) Try NOT to sit in front of the TV six evenings a week! If I am walking after dinner, or sitting outside, I am a) less likely to snack, and b) generally moving more!!
So, overall, it was a small habit to break (but a major one for me!), and I hope I've done so - I THINK I have done so.
I feel these three weeks were VERY worthwhile - thanks Susan!!
What about everyone else?