I'm trying to change my eating habits (again) in order to lose my last 15 lbs, and become healthier. One thing I've noticed this time around is that I do well all day long (eat a good breakfast of oatmeal or cream of wheat, fruit, etc; a nice lunch of salad, lean meat, etc; a light snack), but when it gets to be about 4:30 or 5:00 p.m. I start to nibble on everything. I mindlessly grab a few pretzels and suddenly it turns into several handfuls, or I munch while preparing dinner. Any tips on how to curb this? I feel as though I'm undoing any good I've done earlier in the day. I'm trying to increase my water intake even a little more, but I'm not sure what else to do. Any suggestions? It's kind of frustrating. I seem to crave salty snacks that time of day.
Answer by ecodani at 11:54 PM on Feb. 23, 2010
Answer by pageantgirl3 at 10:55 PM on Feb. 23, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:00 PM on Feb. 23, 2010
Thank you ladies. : ) My biggest problem is that those few handfuls of pretzels can quickly turn into a much larger snack, and I don't know why. I also kind of eat throughout the day, but for some reason I just want to eat a lot more at that time of day. If I could keep it to a few pretzels or whatnot, I'd be fine. Unfortunately, it seems to lead to further snacking right through until dinner. I do need a good food scale. My old one got lost when we moved a few years ago.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 11:20 PM on Feb. 23, 2010
Answer by LynnB1 at 11:27 PM on Feb. 23, 2010
Answer by BridgetC140 at 12:24 AM on Feb. 24, 2010
Answer by MaryJacobs at 7:59 AM on Feb. 24, 2010
Oh thank you all so much! I will try these tips. The coconut water suggestion is very interesting. I'll have to check that out. I'm on bp meds, so sometimes potassium is a worry anyway (the meds can sometimes deplete potassium), and that might be helpful in that aspect as well. The suggestions are all so helful, I'm going to have trouble picking best answer. : )
Answer by Anonymous at 2:43 PM on Feb. 24, 2010
Oops, how did I click on anon for that last answer... oh well!
Answer by anime_mom619 at 2:44 PM on Feb. 24, 2010
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