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Late night classes and eating right

Saturday, September 08, 2012

I am now two weeks into the fall semester and have been struggling with my eating routine. I have classes Monday threw Thursday from 5pm to 10pm and it has been a challenge to keep my eating under control. I leave early around 3pm to 3:30pm and have a good lunch before I go but I am use to having my largest meal at dinner time. I have had to change that since I am in class during that time. We are allowed to bring snacks to class so I usually bring a power bar, water and some kind of fruit. This gets me threw my classes but by the time I get home around 10:15 or so I am hungry. Very hungry and I don't like eating that late. I have been trying to stick to veggies since it is that late but it just doesn't seem to be filling enough and I tend to keep eating. I am up until 1:30am to 2am each night because I need to come down before I am able to sleep. I know it will take me a while before I can train myself again on this new eating scheduled but It is frustrating to do so well all day then blow it just before bed. I will get there because I am determined to get this weight off! It is just frustrating.
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    well if little meals are hard to do later why not have a bigger lunch say things you would have for dinner most of the time, then have a light dinner ? that might help you. I wish you luck emoticon emoticon
    2818 days ago
    What about having 5-6 small meals per day? breakfast, early lunch, mid-day snack, classroom snack, and small late night or on the way home snack? if you can get used to this routine and out of the 'large meal' routine, it may help you be less hungry but eat less overall...

    2820 days ago
    I have been eating a vegetable smoothie.
    Carrots, celery, spinach, zucchini plus water and ice in a blender.
    I like a fruit.. right now I am using my asian pears that are on my tree to sweeten it up but any one fruit will help.
    When I used to get home in the evening I did not watch TV and kept the lights low.
    I didn't have one then but no computers either. the light shining on our faces makes our bodies think it is time to wake up.
    You can always try a hot glass of milk. emoticon emoticon
    2820 days ago
    Sorry to hear that your eating plan is taking a while to ‘bed in’, I’m no expert but you sound like you’re doing the right things, taking your snacks to class and eating veggies when you’re peckish. Although I’m a SP newbie, I know there are so many resources here, have a search and I’m sure you’ll find some useful advice. And I’m sure someone with more experience than me will be along soon with some sage words! Keep up the good work!

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    2821 days ago
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    I know exactly how you feel. My shift at work is from 230p-11p so I have a lot of long late nights out of the house.

    Maybe try a nice healthy dip for with some veggies - like a yoghurt dip or hummus? A little more protein might help you feel more satisfied.

    Also, I tend to eat lentil soup/stew or chili - homemade and usually vegetarian - to get something a little heartier, but still very healthy.
    2821 days ago
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