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Sitting up at night without snacks just ain't the same!

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Justme02 Fri 24-Jul-20 20:06:23

Trying this dieting thing,the fasting in the evening and no problem is watching tv in my alone time when kids are in bed without snacks feels so sad and crap and not enjoyable. Dieting is shit!why cant we all just eat whatever and be slim gorgeous healthy happy people!!

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edwardson Fri 24-Jul-20 20:07:41

It's the worst. Alternate option: eat only snacks, let the day be the shit bit.

MaryBoBary Fri 24-Jul-20 20:14:25

I usually eat loads of chocolate at night but I've bought some options hot chocolate and had that instead. Have you tried just snacking on a bit of fruit?

Straysocks Fri 24-Jul-20 20:21:33

Have you been doing it long? I've been at it a couple of months and found the desire for snacks does wear off, my appetite is nothing like it used to be now. I do admit to some v early nights though! I think you have to find the right plan for you. For me this is quite liberating - eat whatever you want between these times.

Folicky Fri 24-Jul-20 20:21:42

I think attractive alternatives are the way to go. Snack a Jack’s or popchips instead of crisps, Cadbury's mousse frozen to last longer and give you an intenser chocolate hit etc. Helps with behaviour change

gramercie Fri 24-Jul-20 20:24:03

Sitting here thinking the same thing. I have no willpower either. I can't just have one biscuit, I'll eat the whole packet.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Fri 24-Jul-20 20:26:56

Have you tried just snacking on a bit of fruit?

Candidate for most depressing suggestion ever? grin

"Have you considered Slough as a honeymoon destination?"

emsyj37 Fri 24-Jul-20 20:30:38

If you get nice fruit then its not a depressing suggestion.
What others say is true though- you will get used to it, and the habit will fall away. I enjoy a cup of tea and a kitkat when the kids have gone to bed and binge watch crap like Real Housewives with more tea but no snacks. You may find you sleep better without a full stomach too - I know I do.

Justme02 Fri 24-Jul-20 20:45:59

@JesusInTheCabbageVan grin

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Justme02 Fri 24-Jul-20 20:46:51

@gramercie me too!I can starve all day but soon as I sit I can eat and eat till the cows come home!

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homemadecommunistrussia Fri 24-Jul-20 20:47:51

Is it normal then to eat in front of the telly in the evening?
I am as fat as a fucker, but never do this.

gramercie Fri 24-Jul-20 20:49:02

I enjoy eating healthily 7am-7pm. 7pm and I want double deckers, mars bars, costco birthday cake, toast....

Justme02 Fri 24-Jul-20 20:49:07

@Straysocks I'm one of those weirdos who like to stay up till silly o'clock cause I'm free,me and happy without the kids !!shame I'm chubby and greedy and having to control it cause I secretly want to look like irina shaykgrin

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Justme02 Fri 24-Jul-20 20:52:23

@homemadecommunistrussia may I ask how you got fat?I genuinely love to eat,its fun tasty and enjoyable, it's a hobby of mine actually grin

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Justme02 Fri 24-Jul-20 20:53:43

@gramercie are you me??costco cake was made to tempt me more than any man could

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homemadecommunistrussia Fri 24-Jul-20 20:58:31

I am always hungry like a Labrador. grin I just can't eat at night, in fact when I worked nights I was thin, but ill. sad

MrsJonesAndMe Fri 24-Jul-20 21:10:49

I find that after day 5 it's OK. You could eat 1-9 to make sure you get a chance to snack if you wanted to?

When I do IF, I tend to do 9:30-5:30 and then just stop eating, but like anything else, it does require discipline.

Ginfordinner Fri 24-Jul-20 21:15:37

How are you hungry at night? Do you eat your evening meal very early?

We usually eat between 6.30 and 7.30. I'm never hungry until the next day.

dementedma Fri 24-Jul-20 21:18:58

I do IF 12 till 8 which allows time for a G and T and small snack if needed. However, I'm not slim which proves that my strategy doesnt work!

Justme02 Fri 24-Jul-20 21:35:15

Tried moving my fasting hours to late evening but then dont seem to lose weight
Netflix and sweet chilli crisps with dips are such a killer combination

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Bubbletrouble43 Fri 24-Jul-20 21:38:00

Echo pp the longer you stick at it the easier it is. 8 used to be a sod for doritos/ chocolate of an evening but I had dental issues a couple weeks ago and it scared me into giving up eating sugar and rubbish. I feel so much better for it and don't even want it any more.

Shizzlestix Fri 24-Jul-20 21:47:55

I’m on a diet, I know what you mean about evenings. I just don’t have snack food in the house (dh has his chocolate, I’m not too bothered by it). Saying that, I’ve just eaten a ramekin (because there was so little left!) of leftover salad. Weigh in day tomorrow and I fully intend to go nuts. I have a burger defrosting, there are chips in the freezer, there’s decent wine and I might eat something full of fat for breakfast-the neighbour who I only met yesterday sent round a jar of plum jam, drool!

Straysocks Sat 25-Jul-20 00:17:13

@JesusInTheCabbageVan So, so true! @Justme02 your evenings sound like a party, maybe just add vigorous dancing and snack on?

Blankiefan Sat 25-Jul-20 08:15:55

IME it's easiest to go cold turkey. Stop all snacks. Have nothing. Its shit for afee days but you do get over it my problem is that having a little something is NEVER enough so why waste the calories trying to scratch and itch when I know I'll still be itchy after!

Alternatively, munch on ice poles. 15 calories a pop! You get a lot of bag for your buck.

OrangeGinLemonFanta Sat 25-Jul-20 08:19:52

It definitely gets easier to not snack in the evenings. I'm at the stage where I'm not fussed about it now (thank goodness cos I'm fat too, but a bit less fat than a few months ago). Part of the trick is to find something really gripping to watch, also try to find something to do with your hands - colouring, crochet, solitaire, whatever floats your boat. You could try lying in bed watching stuff on your phone for a few days rather than going downstairs to break the habit too.

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