Wednesday, May 12, 2010

breaking my nightly sweets problem

every night i have to have a snack. EVERY NIGHT. Right after dinner I am already craving it. Tonight I had a chipwich right after dinner. Later while watching tv I needed something else. Did my stomach need it ? or my hands ? I have no idea. I just know that I can NOT stop this habit. So I had a small peanut butter cup and a small bowl of popcorn.

I am eating well through out the day. NO sweets and I am having fulfilling meals and healthy snacks. I really would like to feel like I had some control over this snacking problem.

I know biggest loser mentions the gum trick. Have a piece of gum and you quench the sweet craving. I hate gum, there is something about it that annoys me and makes me feel like I am ruining my teeth. Plus I tried some sugarless crap and it was gross and left a bad aftertaste in my mouth.

I am starting to think that maybe I should get watermelon jolly ranchers. I love that flavor and maybe if I take 1 or 2 and suck on that it will quench my sweet desire ???

Any other tricks you got out there ???


  1. I would say try and find something sugar free. That's probably your best bet if you have to have sweets.
    I'm the same way...I need something.

  2. This is what you should do. If you're hugry for an after-dinner snack you could eat any of the following and they would be decent options: some popcorn; pretzels; chips/salsa; frozen yogurt; and if you need sweets...dark chocolate. All within moderate portions. It's hard, I know, but be strict!

  3. Just found you through Julie's Blog -- Looking forward to following your journey. :-)

  4. I do the dark chocolate thing. I am not always successful as I have a sweet tooth. I've also sliced a granny smith, sprinkled it with cinnamon, and I guess you could add a sweetener, then add a little water, cover with saran wrap and microwave for 2 minutes. It is so delicious and curbs that sweet tooth.

    another trick is unsweetened applesauce, or fresh or frozen berries with a little whip cream, and for some reason, pineapple is so sweet to me and shuts down my sweet tooth asap.

  5. I am of no help, sorry. I eat a cup of cereal every night. That is my "sweets".

  6. I used to get hungry for sweets before bedtime too. I think those cravings went away after I started running. I think that you got all kinds of good advice already:) Fruit, cheese stick, yogurt and rice cakes seemed to help me.

  7. I would go sugar free. Or, try to get in the habit of snacking on some sweet fruit. Now that I am eating more fruit throughout the day, I find that I crave it as part of my sweet tooth rather than other less healthy snacks.

  8. I need a snack at bedtime too. I mix plain greek yogurt with just a small amount of maple syrup and some walnuts and that seems to do the trick without derailing my eating plan. Good luck!

  9. i'm no help either, I am terribly addicted to my nighttime snack too! I love some of the ideas you have gotten here though.


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