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Any suggestions on how to stop my sugar attacks at the end of the night?

I am really good during the day about how and what I eat, but night time when the house is quiet and its just me, I find myself mindlessly grabbing too much of a sweet treat. It is totally hurting my diet and workout efforts. I work out almost everyday-so this isn't helping. And I know I should just say no, but that urge is sometimes stronger than my will power. Please Help Anyone.

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Kimmer331

Asked by Kimmer331 at 12:03 PM on Jul. 3, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • I have been eating Popsicle (creamsicles) that are sugar free and nly 20 calories a piece. They kill my sweet tooth ad aren't wreaking havoc with my diet.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 12:08 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • Get the book "Master Your Metabolism" by Jillian Michaels. You wont want to after you read her book. You wont need to either if you are "mindful" of what you put in your body.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:11 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • I actually have the book...and that is what led me more to the clean/organic eating. Maybe I need to reread it. My current problem is that I made cookies, not horribly unhealthy oatmeal raisin cookies ( made with wheat ), but they do have the sugar in it. I am trying to limit this kind of stuff, and then I catch myself grabbing two cookies. Guess I should stop making cookies-that would solve that problem.
    Kimmer331

    Comment by Kimmer331 (original poster) at 12:17 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • I think I watch what I eat but I also do not deny myself I burn off about 3500 calories a day and I do that running boxing and weight lifting also martial arts and I work out six days a week. I think a little bit of sugar once a week or twice keeps us on track and does not demonize food making it too hard for us when we mess up.
    pinkdragon36

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 12:28 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • I also workout four hours a day or more swimming biking and running for a triathlon.
    pinkdragon36

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 12:29 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • maybe try the special k bars? they make really good ones - raspberry cheesecake is one of my favorites, and they have chocolate too, if thats what you crave.
    flamingomegs

    Answer by flamingomegs at 12:38 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • Apples and peanut butter or cheese sticks; rice cakes with peanut butter; celery and carrot sticks; any one of the following 100 Calorie packs from Nabisco---NABISCO 100 CALORIE - THIN CRISPS/COOKIE CRISPS - CHEESE NIPS; NABISCO 100 CALORIE - TOASTED CHIPS - BAKED SNACK CRACKERS 6 CT; NABISCO 100 CALORIE - THIN CRISPS/COOKIE CRISPS - CHIPS AHOY!; NABISCO 100 CALORIE - THIN CRISPS/COOKIE CRISPS - VARIETY PK OREO/CHIPS AHOY!/LORNA DOONE; NABISCO 100 CALORIE - COOKIE CRISPS - LORNA DOONE 6 PK; NABISCO 100 CALORIE - COOKIE CRISPS - LORNA DOONE SHORTBREAD; NABISCO 100 CALORIE - TOASTED CHIPS - RITZ SNACK MIX; NABISCO 100 CALORIE - TOASTED CHIPS - WHEAT THINS MINIS MULTI-GRAIN; NABISCO 100 CALORIE - COOKIE CRISPS; or any one of the Snackwells products--http://www.nabiscoworld.com/Brands/brandlist.aspx?SiteId=1&CatalogType=1&BrandKey=snackwells&BrandLink=/snackwells/&BrandId=85&PageNo=1
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 12:50 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • Surround yourself with healthier options. Mangoes, pineapples, etc. Yes they've got sugar- but they've also got nutrients in them that you won't find in other pieces of junk food. And in general they'll have less calories too!
    Erica_Smerica

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 3:28 PM on Jul. 3, 2011

  • hot chocolate cures this ailment for me
    RobinChristine

    Answer by RobinChristine at 2:44 AM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • I have the same problem, basically no willpower. I decided to stop buying or making treats, PERIOD. When I get a craving, I either have a piece of fresh fruit or I'll dig into my homemade trail mix, just one handful: whole almonds, sunflower seeds, dried berries, dried bananas, and shredded coconut. It's sweet enough to handle my sweet cravings and salty enough to handle the salty ones.
    michiganmom116

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 8:40 AM on Jul. 4, 2011

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