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Any ideas on what can cure the munchies that seem to hit at 9:30 and 10 at night. I am good up until it is bedtime and then as I shut down the computer and turn off all the lights in the rest of the house I am drawn to the pantry for a non-healthy snack and soda like an iron filing to a magnet!
The wierd thing is that I can sit and read a book, play a game on the computer or watch TLC and not have a desire to snack but as soon as I start shutting down for the night I have a strong desire to eat!

Help. I am back up above 190 and I know if I want to see a serious drop in my times I need to get back down to 180 and I am sure it will help my cholesterol also?

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Have you tried drinking water instead of eating late at night?
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Lay off the bong hits while you're watching TV....

No, really.....I get like that sometimes too, it could be dehydration, like PH says, but the drawback to drinking a lot of water closer to bedtime is that you'll be up during the night. I hate that. What time do you guys usually eat dinner? Maybe you're eating early and could use a small HEALTHY snack a few hours after.

I'd try the water first though, do you drink at all after dinner? I know I drink the majority of mine during the day and once I get home I sorta slack off about it. If you're still hungry, maybe you'll just have to try stocking more healthy stuff and let your body eat a little.
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Thanks everybody. I probably do have to increase my water intake, especially since the heat is starting to rise down here! I will try that for a week and try and make a concerted effort to stay out of the pantry as I shut down the house! :D
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I sometimes make some Oatmeal. Nice healthy, low fat snack.
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OK - time to OUT myself. i am a popcorn addict. i make it most every night -- no microwave stuff. i am hooked on the air popped stuff believe it or not. and really hooked on the kind you make on the stove top. i do not use a lot of oil and put nothing on it when it's done but--Man--i am so hooked on this stuff. try the black jewel variety.....

it is fairly low calorie when eaten plain and full of fiber

my kids were amazed when i made popcorn for the first time on the stovetop. they'd never seen anything but microwave.

popcorn or nothing for me at night
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Hey boiler-man, lately I'll eat an orange about 30 minutes before bedtime. That works for me...also, I've said this before, but flavored seltzer water fills you up pretty well...

joel
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It sounds like it's more of a habit than anything else, and so you'll just need to break it.

I agree with the water thing, though. If you are dehydrated it can easily be mistaken for hunger.
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I get hungry at night, too. What I usually eat is either an orange, baby carrots, jello, low fat popcorn, or another kind of bulk food (bulk food = large quantity, low calorie).

Usually does the trick. Just remember, take the quantity you intend to eat away from where you served it.
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