Post # 1
So for the past 2 weeks I have been so stressed out and bored from recently finishing school and waiting for my job to start (thank god its in one week) that I have been binging late at night. During the day I am perfectly fine, I diet and eat as I have been for the past year, but reently its been to where Ive been eating to the point of uncomfortable. Does anyone have any advice for me to kick this terrible habit? If i keep this up the dress wont fit!!
Post # 3
I heard brushing your teeth early helps! I also find that watching fitness shows instead of other programs motivates me to stay on track. For example, I watch the Biggest Loser at night, as well as some of the stuff on FLN "Bulging Brides" (i.e. Bridal Bootcamp) or "Last 10 Pounds" or even old re-runs of Biggest Loser. Perhaps have a few of those ready to watch when you start getting the munchies?
Post # 4
Get rid of the vices inside your cabinets. Stock up with high fiber, low carb snacks that you like. Write everything down and tabulate the calories before you’re allowing yourself to eat it. That works for me.
Post # 5
I did what JennyBryde did. got rid of junk food. Try to maybe go to zzz earlier, or distract yourself. Watch a good movie, take the dog for a walk..or if you have to eat, eat some turkey which has L tryptophan in it and contributes to giving you a happy, sleepy feeling.
Post # 6
I don’t buy anything that is "tempting". Try sucking on some hard candy in the evening. I do that, and it usually satiates my sweet tooth. Or drink a glass of wine if you can resist the munchies with a glass. Don’t laugh, but I made an "inspiration" board of women who have nice bodies from fitness magazines. When I look at all the toned muscles and how healthy and in shape they look, it motivates me to think twice before i go to the fridge. I tell myself "if i still crave X in 30 minutes i’ll have a piece". and 9 times out of 10 i don’t want it anymore. That 1 time, i go ahead and have a little.
Post # 7
My FH is actually trying to lose weight and he said that the most inspiring thing he heard was a man that lost a 100 pounds by looking at himself in a mirror and thinking about how he wanted to look. Each time he though about eating something "sinful" he remembered how he wanted to look and wasn’t as tempted.
That is man advice. I actually kind of like it. But my advice might go more like, get outside, take a walk, if you have a gym membership go during the time you are bored and struggling with choices. Have a yoga class. Working out later in the day can curb your appetite for those late evening snacking. But if you work out at 5pm, you are likely to be very hungry at 7 or 9. Go to the gym later. Late enough that you are just showering and going to bed after that. Also, exercising after dinner can really control blood sugar, burning the sugars instead of storing them as fat.
Toss all junk food.
and remind yourself, you start work soon, this is just a temporary situation. Don’t stress too much as it can also contribute to weight gain. This is a very happy time in your life.
Best of luck.
Post # 8
Chewing gum often helps me to cut the late nate cravings! And, make sure you are drinking enough water. Oftentimes, we mistake dehydration for being hungry. Good Luck!