diet problems!!

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gogetta

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Posted: 05 Jan 2009, 14:52
I do great with my diet throughout the day, but at night, after dinner, or when I'm out of the house, I cannot seem to control what I eat. I automatically go to junk, and stuff myself. And at night, I just keep munching on stuff after dinner, until I go to bed! This is what is killing my diet... Anyone with suggestions of how to stop evening snacking/binging???thxs
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DLAndrews

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Posted: 05 Jan 2009, 14:53
OMG, you sound just like me!
To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life
jas218

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Posted: 05 Jan 2009, 15:02
I drink water or tea or plan on a treat/snack and tell myself that's it. Someone posted a quote "Nothing tastes better than thin feels." So make sure you are eating enough calories to satisfy your self before the time you want to stop eating. Then evaluate if you are REALLY hungry or bored or whatever and ask if the food is REALLY worth sabotaging your efforts. You'll find what works for you. You can do it and are worth doing it for. Good Luck!
Talkn yourself out of it if you can.
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JeannetteC

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Posted: 05 Jan 2009, 15:33
I was doing that as well partly emotional eating and part because I was bored. I have started new hobbies that don't allow me to just sit there and snack.

If I am sitting watching tv I have had a glass of water and if I am still hungry 10/15 mins later will have popcorn. I found a lot of my temptation was because the food was there so I got my husband to stop buying junk food. Only time we have it is if people are over and we buy a small amount to ensure it gets eaten by everyone else and not left there at the end of the evening.

Also I have started using a stepper during tv programs, it helps sometimes I feel hungry and get on the machine and time I get off I am not hungry. Really I was just thought I was because I was bored.
Divided By...

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Posted: 05 Jan 2009, 15:50
How many calories are you eating throughout the day before you start eating the "junk"? If you are eating too few calories during the day then you will be so hungry at night that you will eat anything, healthy or not. Just estimating your BMR from your weight graph, I would say you're BMR is around 2250 calories. Even if you had a sedentary job that would add a bit and the total burned calories per day would be around 2400 calories. When you diet you should subtract 500 calories from that number to know what you're dieting calories are. In this case, you should be eating around 1900 calories. This is just guesswork, but are you eating anywhere near that amount during the day?

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gogetta

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Posted: 05 Jan 2009, 16:48
im trying to do 1400-1600 calorie diet.
one serving at a time!!
SherryTN

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Posted: 05 Jan 2009, 17:00
I know this might sound silly but if you don't have kids maybe you could try going to bed earlier..If you're sleeping you can't be snacking Smile

Or for a snack, try a dill pickle..that has always worked for my husband when he is dieting..However, Im not a pickle fan. I usually tell myself that I can't eat after a certain time (6pm) which I follow pretty well once I've made my mind up that that is what I'm going to do..
You get out of it what you put into it.
JennyW

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Posted: 05 Jan 2009, 21:20
For me it helps a lot that I brush my teeth immediately after having my meals. the appetite for snacks is one then.
gogetta

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Posted: 05 Jan 2009, 21:30
JennyW wrote:
For me it helps a lot that I brush my teeth immediately after having my meals. the appetite for snacks is one then.


thanks for the tip!! i will definitly try this!!
one serving at a time!!
ali52373

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Posted: 05 Jan 2009, 22:20
tell me about it. Great day today and then the Fiesta Bowl happened and friends show up at the door with BAD SNACKS and BEER. I had been doing great all day and now I feel terrible. I feel like once I get over "the hump" of craving bad things I can resist the temptations better.
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Divided By...

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Posted: 06 Jan 2009, 08:29
gogetta wrote:
im trying to do 1400-1600 calorie diet.


I'm not an expert, and still dealing with my own diet stuff, but...

Here's what I'm thinking. The absolute lowest it's recommended for a woman to go with calories is 1200 and you are almost already close to that. I'm not sure how long you've been losing weight, but you should start with higher calories so that later on you can lower it if you need to. You really can not go much lower right now. 1200 is the lowest, but it is a miserable amount of calories to live on. 1400 is much more reasonable as a low. But for now I would stick around 1900 so that if you ever hit a plateau you can lower it 100 at a time as needed.

It is also VERY, VERY important to exercise when you diet. Exercise does not actually burn that many calories in the grand scheme of things, but exercise DOES speed up your metabolism. Dieting slows it down. So you NEED the exercise to counter the diet or you will do irreparable damage to your metabolism (why most people gain it all right back).

You can find a BMR calculator online. This is the number of calories you would burn in you just stayed in bed all day. Once you get that, you multiply that by daily activity (not including exercise). Multiply by...
1.1 if you are mostly sedentary (desk work)
1.2 if you are mostly on your feet (sales person)
1.3 active throughout the day (personal trainer)
1.4 very active throughout the day (manual labor)

Once you multiply that is your AMR (active metabolic rate). Your AMR is how many calories you could eat without gaining or losing weight, just maintaining. So all you have to do is subtract anywhere from 250 to 500 calories from your AMR and you will lose weight.

I know that sounds complicated, but it is very vital information. I might not come by this post again so please send me a message if you have any other questions.

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I'm definitely in my zone."
gogetta

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Posted: 06 Jan 2009, 09:57
thanks so much for the info!! I will definitly try to raise my calories then lower each time I plateau.
i tried the online bmr this is what i got!

my bmr 2287

2515 AMR
this is the calories i could eat without gaining or losing weight, just maintaining


subtract anywhere from 250 to 500 calories from your AMR and you will lose weight.
total will be about 2000 calories!!

thanks i finally get it!!
one serving at a time!!
brookejh85

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Posted: 06 Jan 2009, 10:34
I had this SAME problem last night.. it was insane!! I did GREAT allllll day and then got home made dinner and ate more than I should have... then AFTER dinner I just kept eating and eating! I was never satisfied! I was disgusted by how much I was eating. Then this morning I woke up trying to think how I could avoid doing that again today/tonight and I remembered what my dietician said to me a while back when I first found out I had diabetes and that was that if I deprive myself throughout the day and dont give my body the energy it needs and the nutrition it needs, at night time I will binge because it is like my body rebelling! Make sense? I think so! Smile Thought I would share that little bit of knowledge! So to fix it... eat healthier, but fuller meals and snacks throughout the day and it should help you at night! Smile
SW = 306
CW = 287
GW = 190
gogetta

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Posted: 06 Jan 2009, 18:53
thanks for everyone tips!! i will try each and every one!!

kayla
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