One of the biggest reasons I put on weight was because I was in the habit of eating at night.
Okay, so eating at night is not that bad, but when you hardly eat anything during the day and then load up after dark on calories by consuming family sized bags of chips, a whole packet of chocolate biscuits and any high sugar, high fat foods you can get your litle hands on, well you are bound to end up with
I knew this was one of the biggest things that had to change if I was to start to lose weight. It wasn't as simple as saying no to these foods at night time or just not buying them on my way home from work. I had to put some strategies in place to help me break this habit.
I knew no matter what, I would still want to eat at night. Its just something that I was used to and going cold turkey would only result in some binge eating!
So I set myself up with some things I could eat in the evening.
Don't buy the high sugar one.
Weight Watchers do an awesome jelly and it is a point free snack with no sugar!
I would always make sure I had some made up in the fridge.
The next thing I did was buy a massive selection of teas.
I have found some yummy herbal teas but I am currently loving green tea. Great for your health and it would keep my hands something healthy to reach for. Awesome site on green tea if you are interested!
The next thing that helped can easily be found in any house (I hope)!
Food tastes strange after brushing teeth, so brushing my teeth when I felt the urge to eat helped get rid of any food craving I had.
I have heard that Pam Anderson uses this trick as well!
Mouthwash can have the same affect.
Chewing Gum...not so much. I find that I can still eat other foods after that.
So those 3 little things are what helped me break my evening snacking binges.
They say it takes 3 weeks to break a habit, To be honest I can't remeber how long it took but I can tell you that I have broken ths habit and it is part of the reason I have lost over 20 kilos. Yay!