What do you do to keep from binging after a long day?

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meera86

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Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 23:43
Hi guys! I'm new here (so we'll see how long I last!), I feel like I've tried everything to help me gain better eating habits! But I am hopeful this tracker will help! Anyway!! I was curious about what people do to keep from binging?? My favorite thing after a long day is to Netflix something and eat something good! the trouble is, when my food is gone, and the show is still going, I feel compelled to reach for something else to eat! I seem to have zero will power over this!!

Recently, I bought some yarn and a crochet hook-- I'm going to try to replace eating with crocheting while I watch TV...but I wondered what other people's tricks are.

Meera86
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Posted: 01 Nov 2017, 17:25
La Croix water - no calories, carbonated, makes me feel full and keeps me hydrated.
Sly One

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Posted: 06 Nov 2017, 11:33
popcorn w/o butter is my go to. i'm getting ready to binge Stranger Things on net flix! sometime i have a sliced apple with sliced low fat cheese or grapes if no apple.
From371to184

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Posted: 06 Nov 2017, 13:30
Large leaf iceberg lettuce wrapped around a couple of turkey slices and cheese, followed by two tablespoons of natural peanut butter and real mayonnaise... then straight to bed. Now... the nightmares that concoction creates? That's a tale for another day!
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persuasions

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Posted: 07 Nov 2017, 13:36
A frequent snack is air popped popcorn prepared without salt and butter, just plain out of the machine. It is slightly boring but quite filling so I never indulge too much.

If I am fed up with it I just have some vegetables with yogurt and peanut butter/tahini.

harrietsaunb...

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Posted: 07 Nov 2017, 18:22
I journal and try to face any of the things I'm wanting to avoid by eating. This is a new strategy so I will let you know how it works. Also reading the success stories and looking at the food post for those making healthy choices.
judibartlett

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Posted: 16 Nov 2017, 10:25
I have not managed this yet, Currently I eat in bed with my laptop. Working on improving this.
slemo58

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Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 17:40
this is tuff challenge for me also. I try to set a time like no snack before 8pm.
try to plan what my snack will be.. like tonight will have pistachios and small amount of dried fruit or an apple. always fill up on non caloric beverage
aleumdaum

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Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 01:51
Unfortunately i usually give in Sad
Maybe try exercising more in the day so the extra cals wont make you gain?
Make sure you are eating enough protein especially at dinner to fill you up so you don't get binge cravings!
I was told if you're not eating enough at breakfast it makes you crave at night.
Self...

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Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 10:34
I've been working on the same thing. I know that for me, sitting down and watching a show in the evening is linked to eating in my brain (especially if I had a long hard day). Just the act of watching a show triggers my hunger response, even if I just ate recently. After decades of using food to "relax", now I have trouble relaxing without a snack.

For me, this is a behavior that I have struggled with for so long. It's not an issue of weight loss anymore (I've been at a stable weight for 3+ years after my weight loss), but it is an unhealthy behavior that I would like to change. It makes me feel powerless over food sometimes.

I also have the same experience you described, where if I finish my snack but the show isn't over, I feel the need to get more food. It's not rational, but the urge is so strong because I've reinforced this habit for so many years!

Now I'm experimenting with finding other things that will feel like a reward. This infographic is interesting; check it out...
http://charlesduhigg.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/How-to-Change-a-Habit.jpg
llzrn

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Posted: 17 Dec 2017, 17:48
Like all of you, this is so hard. I do needlepoint so sometimes that helps...I don't want the yarns to get food on them I do have decaf tea with stevia to sweeten it up a bit which does help. Also, chewing gum is a life saver!



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