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Posted: 15 Jun 2007, 07:15
We all have is your worst "food habit" that you have had (past or present) ?

Mine is that I used to take my kids EVERY Saturday afternoon to McDonalds. For a "weekend treat" .....What a BAD habit to get into. And it was terrible role modeling for my kids. Im glad I broke the habit and am being a much better role model as far as healthy eating habits for them now ! One that I still havent broken is I feel like I need to eat something if I sit in the evening and watch TV. I know usually its not that Im hungry....its more of a HABIT. But I can say that my choices are much better now than they were before! - nachos and cheese - compared to a sugar free popscicle!
~Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't...I give myself reasons why I CAN !!!


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Posted: 15 Jun 2007, 08:07
Without a doubt it was my nighttime eating. I would probably double my calories for the day. I would try to say, "I'll just have this bowl of popcorn tonight." Then a 1/2 hour later I'm into the ice cream and then again scrounging for anything.. candy, chips, cookies. Bad, bad, bad. This is the first time I have been free from that cycle and realized that it is much easier to sleep when your stomach doesn't hurt every night. Wink
Now, if I eat late I choose a handful of nuts or even a small piece of fish (what I had last night). Much easier to sleep! Smile


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Posted: 15 Jun 2007, 09:17
Oh my bad habit is definatly the evening snacks! I'd buy those "healthy bags" of pretzels or multi-grain sun chips, but they aren't so healthy if you eat the whole bag in one sitting! yikes! Our family was also in to the dessert thing. It wouldn't matter if we just had dinner at 8pm, my kids were looking for dessert! so, now I give them only a few choices. We keep cut veggies in a bowl i the frigde, and usually grapes, or I tell them to just get a drink. It was hard to get out of the ice cream/cookie dessert routine, but if it's not in the house we're not tempted! South beach has been a positive change for the whole family. not just me!

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Posted: 15 Jun 2007, 13:09
I agree with LeeAnn, evening snacks are the worst for me! So far, I've done really well with that, but if I didn't have my sugar-free popsicle every night, it'd be a lot harder!

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Posted: 15 Jun 2007, 13:32
Chocolate and periods! I have a bit of a sweet tooth around the beginning of the month. Thank goodness for DOVE sugar free dark chocolates and fudgesicles! I eat non fat cool whip too sometimes and have sugar free coffee candy. I do exceed the suggested 75 calories a day but since my diet doesn't exceed 1050 calories I do well. I have 2 or 3 chocolates and a fudgesicle sometimes. Only if I have room in my calorie count...

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Posted: 15 Jun 2007, 15:01
Tortilla Chips & Salsa... Whenever I am at a party or a mexican restaurant for dinner I go into this scary like trance..... eat chips.. eat salsa.. When I look up to breathe the bowl is empty!!! Hey where did the chips go?????

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Posted: 15 Jun 2007, 19:20
I would have to say eating when I'm not actually hungry. I used to do that ALL the time when I was at my largest. I would be watching tv and go get something to eat just because it was a commercial or because I was bored.

I still find myself wandering into the kitchen before bed sometimes but I've gotten a lot better about it.


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Posted: 15 Jun 2007, 20:42
I used to be really bad about buying a large bag of cheese puffs and eating them in a large bowl covered with salsa/ranch dressing.

Surprisingly, I don't have those cravings anymore. I rarely have cravings and I attribute that to the 10-day fast I did prior to beginning my diet. I'm so motivated and excited by seeing positive changes in my body each week.

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Posted: 16 Jun 2007, 00:30
Definitely the worst for me is midnight snacking. I stay up too late and get hungry around midnight and oh just a few tortilla chips and guacamole or hot cheetos or barbque potato chips and yikes maybe a yogurt and some string cheese and a V8. Gads.. I'm stuffed just thinking about all the junk I eat in the middle of the night!

This will definitely HAVE TO STOP!! Once the diet starts for me...which is why I've been very bad for the last few days. I keep telling myself, once Wednesday hits, that's it for me. NO MORE MIDNIGHT SNACKS!!!! O maybe some nuts if that's okay.
BUt that's it!!

"You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present" - unknown

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