Honesty report:

I have slipped into a bad habit of late-night snacking.

And I’m paying for it with higher numbers on the scales.

Not too bad, but definitely not helping me reach my ideal weight goal.

Last night, I had a boiled egg and a cheese stick.

Not too bad, really, but other snacking adventures have been a lot less healthy and involved a lot more calories.

I’ve got to get a handle on what has become nothing more than a bad habit.

I read something the other day about late-night snacking, and it said that late-night snacking in and of itself will not make you fat. OK, I’ll go along with that. What makes you fat is your total calorie consumption each day versus the total amount of calories your body uses in a day.

Unfortunately, if you eat more than your body uses, the excess doesn’t just magically disappear.

That would be nice, wouldn’t it?

So what’s the answer?

One thing is to cut out the late-night snacking, which is what I’m going to do. I don’t need to be eating anything at 9:30-10 o’clock at night. That’s kind of silly.

But here are some recommendations I picked up to help make those late-night forays into the kitchen a little less damaging:

  1. ¬†Make the late-night snack a part of your daily meal plan: Huh? Calculate those calories and include them in your daily total, so you don’t exceed your personal limit.
  2. Find low-cal snacks: apple slices. Almonds. Rice cakes. Save that 1,000-calorie pint of Blue Bell for some other time.
  3. Quit watching so much TV: do something constructive, like read a book. Plan your schedule for the next day. Listen to positive or spiritual messages on YouTube or a podcast.

If late-night snacking is an issue, do something to break the habit.

You can dooooo it!

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