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1-1-11 Insight into evening snacking

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Before I go to bed tonight I had to share with all of you my latest insight. Well, it's not really an insight as much as it is one of those moments when you suddenly realize something.

I have really had a problem lately with evening snacking. I can't blame it on eating while I'm reading or watching TV or any of the other possible trigger times, because I'm wildly inconsistent there. But today I realized something that has been consistent on the evenings I snack too much...I hadn't been drinking at least eight glasses of water. I'm not even sure I had even four glasses of water at those times.

So today I resolved (and that is totally coincidental since I don't make a habit of New Year's resolutions) that I would drink water BEFORE I snacked, just to be sure that the feeling I was satisfying was for water and not for food.

And...it worked! Whenever I was hungry, I saw that indeed, I had not finished my water, so I kept drinking. And now I'm going to bed without having had more than my planned snacks!

Of course, I may have to get up to go to the bathroom...

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    Good job claire. We WERE struggling with the same things ands now we are back on track. WooHoo.
    3713 days ago
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    Good going Clair.I've been slack with drinking my water as well but I always have a glass first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
    3715 days ago
    I so understand this. This is something that I am going to be working on as well.
    3716 days ago
    Haha, yes. I've noticed since I've started drinking enough water, I am peeing a lot more. It can be awkward when I drink the remainder of my water right before bed.
    3716 days ago
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