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Stop night-time snacking!!

I'm looking for some of your best ways to stop mindless evening snacking!! Whether bored, stressed, sad...

Fri. Sep 8, 5:15pm

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Late eating is for Sumos!!

I read an article recently that reported that Sumo wrestlers attain their size and weight by eating meals very late to pack on the pounds. That really did it for me - I don't want to look like a Sumo!!

Friday, September 08, 2006, 5:26 PM

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Well - I know it's unglamorous but I just stopped. I don't eat after dinner and that's simply that.

Friday, September 08, 2006, 6:01 PM

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Get moving

Start doing some jumping jacks, take a walk around the block, try some push-ups, brush your teeth, take a bath, do the "hundred" (pilates move),

just some things that work for me...

Friday, September 08, 2006, 6:01 PM

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I dont know if this will cause an outcry, but can you eat dinner a little LATER? I know everyone pushes eating earlier, but maybe eating later will stop your snacking....

Friday, September 08, 2006, 6:09 PM

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Re: eating later

I think eating "late" is defined as less than 3 hours before if you're eating dinner at 6pm and hit the hay at 11pm, you've got some wiggle room.

Friday, September 08, 2006, 6:29 PM

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Don't stop eating after dinner, just have something healthy, I love a 100calorie bag of popcorn around 8pm, it is my treat.

Friday, September 08, 2006, 8:13 PM

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Some nights I eat dinner at 10 pm and hit the hay at 10:20 so that I can be back at work on time in the morning. Hey, I know it's supposed to be bad, but I've lost a lot of weight.

Friday, September 08, 2006, 9:52 PM

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Night-time snacking

If you get hungry later at night, I usually brush my teeth, then I will drink about 2 glasses of water fairly quickly and wait for about 30 minutes- that usually works for me ... if it doesn't work, then you are probably hungry. When that usually happens, I will grab 1/4 of canned tuna with a little salsa on a 1/2 whole wheat slice of bread toasted.

Sunday, September 10, 2006, 1:50 PM

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This is a link to a good, earlier discussion on night eating.


Monday, September 25, 2006, 2:36 PM

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Would anyone be interested it starting a group that focused on this?

Monday, September 25, 2006, 4:04 PM

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Monday, September 25, 2006, 5:47 PM

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All I can say is it's a habit and you just need to make yourself stop. Sorry no magic pill answer. I used to snack every night, I had to eat something before bed. Now I eat dinner and I don't allow myself to eat anything after. If I feel hungry I drink some water and that normally takes care of it. After about a week of feeling hungry at night without my snack my body got used to the routine and now after dinner is actually my easiest time not to eat.

Monday, September 25, 2006, 6:19 PM

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Any clever ideas for names?

Monday, September 25, 2006, 6:32 PM

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Avoiding the Midnight Munchies

what do you think?

Monday, September 25, 2006, 6:38 PM

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Great name! That is what I called it, I don't know how to make a link for it here though. Come and join us and let's work together to Aviod the Midnight Munchies!

Monday, September 25, 2006, 7:11 PM

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so i know staying up late is also supposed to be bad, but i'm in college and i'm lucky if i'm ever in bed by midnight, usually it's more like 1 or 2 am. (i generally do sleep untill 9:30 or 10, so i am getting my 8 hours) but in order to function people need fuel i often eat late at night cause it'll have been like 5 hours since dinner and i'm hungry. will this make me fatter?

Thursday, October 05, 2006, 5:06 PM

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Eating "late" is generally considered within 3 hours of bedtime. So you'd technically be okay having a substantial snack around 9/10pm -- but try to avoid a full meal.

Thursday, October 05, 2006, 5:53 PM

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Get on the Fat Smash Diet, it cured me of all night time snacking. An addiction I thought I would never be able to beat. At the most now I have a piece of fruit or a ff yogurt or a fruit smothie. And believe it or not a lot of nights I have nothing to eat after dinner. It's worth a check into. It is healthy, reboots your body back to normal healthy eating patterns.

Saturday, October 07, 2006, 12:19 AM

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Many people on PEERtrainer have asked about why you earn half a cheat for an 8oz serving of greens before 5pm, but a whole cheat for a serving of greens after 5pm.

The answer is that we are incentivizing the eating of greens at night to help people fight off night eating, emotional eating and mindless snacking. We see this happen all the time. For whatever reason, people fall off track at night.

So anything we can do to help mitigate this reality, will help.

More about the new Cheat System here:

Its free to download.


Tuesday, March 01, 2011, 12:46 PM

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Eating stimulates the insulin response. When insulin is being secreted for a meal, it turns off other important hormones that you *want* to be working when you go to sleep. That's why eating too close to bed time is bad for you.

Everyone trying to lose weight really needs to do a little more research into endocrinology instead of just counting calories.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011, 2:04 PM

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