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NJOYNLF

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Posted: 17 Feb 2008, 07:20
Any tips for eliminating eating before bedtime? I crave carbs and salty snack foods between 8-10 pm most nights as this is when I grab a few TV hours to relax before going to bed. Help!


livelifefull...

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Posted: 17 Feb 2008, 20:41
A snack before bed is not all bad, if it's something healthy. Try a sliced apple, a few tiny pieces of cheese to top each slice and some almonds to go with it. This is one of my favorite snacks and there is a lot of volume to munch on. You could also try a high protein smoothie- there are recipes on here. I really like having my nighttime snack too most nights.
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harmony

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Posted: 14 Apr 2008, 05:59

If I'm hungry I can't sleep.
Sometimes I'll have six whole grain Triscuits with 2% cheddar.

I agree with livelifefully.
It's not when you eat it's what you eat.

Beauty comes in all sizes.
HealthyLife

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Posted: 05 Aug 2008, 09:12
Although the best idea is not to have anything within two hours of going to bed, first try:
glass of water (makes you feel full), then
(1) part-skim string cheese or
small bowl of whole grain cereal with fat-free milk.

You realize, of course, that it is the tv ads that are making you crave something to eat....maybe a different wind down routine would break the snack habit (like reading a chapter of a book makes you tired but doesn't make you hungry).
ViaMonroe

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Posted: 06 Aug 2008, 12:08
Try drinking some water or zero calorie beverage. If you are still craving a snack after 15 minutes, then go for it. Just select a light snack that is generally under 100 calories.
Via

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sararay

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Posted: 06 Aug 2008, 16:27
If it is close to bedtime I just have some herbal tea with stevia. On a hot day I will put it on ice. It works for me.

Love the food that loves you back.

Take it one day at a time!
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MomofTwoGirl...

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Posted: 06 Aug 2008, 16:52
I don't eat anything past 6pm, and I usually stop before that. The way I combat it is to:
#1 Get out for a walk about an hour after dinner.
#2 Drink plenty of water.
#3 Go to bed early - which isn't a problem for me since my DDs go to bed early and wake very early!
midnightskyt...

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Posted: 17 Aug 2008, 22:14
I have the same problem at night...what I usually do is whip out the air popper and make a small bowl of butterless popcorn, or some celery with a little light/free cream cheese with a bit of salt. Most people think it's gross though Laughing
stmueller

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Posted: 18 Aug 2008, 05:26
The baked tortilla chips are really low, have just a few of them with a little salsa. Will definitely satisfy a salt craving.
The first and the best victory is to conquer self. - Plato
ayana

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Posted: 20 Aug 2008, 15:18
have you tried ARNOLD flat sandwich bread? i have the before bed carb cravings, too and i've gotten into having 1/2 - 1 slice of this bread. it's 1 point, full of fiber, and REALLY good. especially with a little smear of i can't believe it's not butterWink
chloe24

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Posted: 05 Dec 2008, 16:48
Have a good breakfast. Get enough fibers. If you really feel hungry drink a glass of milk or eat some fruits.



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