Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

Thread Tools
Old 01-10-2014, 10:48 AM   #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1

Default I need to get over my roadblock !

Hey fellow viewers! I have just started my weight loss journey, but I am having trouble with eating at night :/ Any suggestions?
motivationneeded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2014, 10:55 AM   #2  
Senior Member
elvislover324's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,689


I plan for an evening snack of about 100 calories and then have a cup of hot green tea. It takes a while to drink the tea while it's cooling down but I love it. It makes the perfect end to hopefully an on-plan day. Hope that helps!
elvislover324 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 07:35 AM   #3  
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 5

S/C/G: 326/322/200

Height: 5'11''


I brush my teeth when I start to crave at night. The minty taste discourages me from eating anything else. Give it a try!
Mara1613 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 09:13 AM   #4  
Senior Member
seagirl's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: East Coast US
Posts: 2,440

S/C/G: 195/180.2/165

Height: 5'9"


Are you getting adequate nutrition during the day? Enough fat, protein, carbs and calories? Are your meals delicious and satisfying? Are you drinking enough water?

And what are your evening activities? Are you vegging out on the couch with the tv or laptop? Are you engaged in an activity you love like knitting or sewing or reading or writing or creating something? One of those will lead to boredom and hunger, the other will remove you from thinking about food at all unless you are genuinely hungry.

I find that if I've eaten well during the day and have an activity at night that engages me I don't do the mindless eating that got me where I was and still am.
seagirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 10:03 AM   #5  
Always FatGirlVSFitGirl
kelijpa's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: PA
Posts: 3,946

S/C/G: 206/143 on my scale/143

Height: 5'3 1/2"


First step is figuring out whether you're eating because of hunger or boredom/habit.

Once you figure that out there are lots of strategies for either. You've already gotten good suggestions.

Sometimes just setting a rule like no eating after a certain time can help. You could start or join a challenge thread and post your progress, for me telling other people how I'm doing makes me do a little better.

Keeping track of what I'm eating has helped me stop some of my snacking, reading the food labels and marking down everything makes me pay more attention to what I'm eating, some call it mindful eating, really paying attention to what you're consuming.

Best of luck to you

Last edited by kelijpa; 01-11-2014 at 10:06 AM.
kelijpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 03:19 PM   #6  
apple to apple core
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 391

S/C/G: 275/215/175

Height: 5'7"


I am more of a nightowl anyway, and have bouts of insomnia here and there. This has been a challenge for my diet, since I'm not asleep by 10pm, for example. Often I am awake for several hours longer. I have a snack every day after dinner, although the time I eat it varies. I work retail a couple of nights per week which means on those nights I don't get home until 11pm or so. I plan a small snack to eat while I unwind.

I have several go-to late(r) night snacks: 100 cal of plain almonds, chopped celery w/PB2, a half serving or one serving of Special K cracker chips, a half serving (for me) of chips and salsa, a few mini size tootsie rolls if I have a sweet tooth, stuff like that. You can see that some of those snacks have nutritional merit and some don't. On better will-power days, I reach for the snacks with nutritional merit, lol. I am obviously a work in progress.

A big adjustment I had to make in my diet life was learning how to be a gamer late at night without eating snack food mindlessly. It amazed me how much I was consuming at the computer on a nightly basis when I actually started paying attention to what I was eating.
TooWicky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 04:28 PM   #7  
Senior Member
patns's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Edmonton Alberta
Posts: 2,795

S/C/G: 204/143/135

Height: 5' 1"


I am a night owl too and totally don't like eating in the morning. I had been having a huge salad at lunch along with lean protein. It was taking ne too long to eat that on my lunch break. Now I have a few veggies with the protein at lunch and have the big salad later in the evening. I never thought of eating the salad as an evening snack before but am surprised I enjoy it then.
patns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 05:40 PM   #8  
Hi there!
LiannaKole's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 910

S/C/G: Ticker

Height: 5' 5"


I used to have this problem big time. I even had an issue where I would wake up to pee in the middle of the night and, while more than half asleep, I'd go and chow down on something in the kitchen. I often didn't even remember doing it until much later in the day.

What helped me was making sure I ate enough during the day, and also moving my last meal later at night. I had dinner at 9pm for months because it kept me from snacking too much at night. It also killed my nighttime wanderings.
LiannaKole is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Regainers Relosing. Get it off AGAIN! - Part 3! patchworkpenguin 100 lb. Club 506 09-04-2012 12:20 AM
roadblock on my wls journey cuppycake22410 Weight Loss Surgery 11 11-28-2010 05:00 PM
When I realized I couldn't let this go anymore. tolose85 100 lb. Club 22 04-23-2006 01:03 PM
300+ and Ready to Try Again... #500 2cute2Bfat 300+ Club 34 03-09-2004 11:36 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:52 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.