Monday, January 11, 2010

When the Lights Go Out

I am writing today because I have a confession and need your help.  My name is Shannan and I am a late night snacker.  It's true....9pm hits, the boys go to bed and all I can think of is, "I wonder what there is for me to snack on?"

Some of you might think a snack is OK. What's the harm in a little late night treat? Well it's not the good snacks - nuts, fruit, etc. - I'm crazing. It's the evil snacks that fill my mind, in particular, chips & chocolate.

I don't know what it is. It's like the lights go out and I lose all self control.  Last night I annihilated a 1/3 can of Pringles and barely stopped there. Just going to bed is not an option when I am not tired.

What am I doing wrong? How can I curb these cravings? Does it have to do with my diet during the day? I really want to nip this in the bud so all my hard work during the day isn't for nothing.


Starting Weight - 160
Current Weight - 158


Vanisha.Dawn said...

when I crave for late night snacks, I choose from an Edy's strawberry fruit bar, a fat free fudgesicle, a skinny cow ice cream sandwich or some cheese nips. All good, all satisfying...good luck!

ShannanB said...

That is a good idea. Part of how I gained all this weight was from ice cream - the non healthy kind. I've heard people talk about Skinny Cow before, but haven't tried it. Guess I should check them out!

Cortney @ said...

I do the same thing!! I can do soooo well during the day then after 7 is when it hits! When you figure it out let me know :-)!

ShannanB said...

Cortney - I went and bought some of those 100 snack packs and picked out varieties that involved chocolate. I just start yesterday, but they worked last night. I figure at least they are better for me than the chips and Hershey kisses I was eating..... ;-)

marybethonline said...

When I am craving something sweet in the evenings I open the freezer for the same items as Vanisha. I love the Edy's fruit bars and do the fat free fudgesicles. I used to eat more skinny cows (ha), but the Edy's and Fudgesicles seem to do the trick.

I also find that if I put the other snacks away in a cabinet I don't access too much (high above the microwave), I forget about them.

April said...

Hey girl, I can totally relate. Actually we're starting a Biggest Losers competition at work tomorrow and I've decided I'm going to win it. I'm a snacker also, especially at night. I think it's best for me to just say no at night, because once I start it's hard to stop.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I've tried the Skinny Cow bars and they rock.

Pringles are evil. I could devour an entire can in one sitting! (see also chips & salsa and Cheetos)...anything salty is dangerous for me!

What about pretzels if you get a salt craving?

ShannanB said...

I must be living under a rock because you all seem to know about these tasty low-fat, satisfying treats... I feel a trip to the grocery coming on.

April - Good luck in the Biggest Loser competiion! Keep us posted and let us know how we can cheer you on!

RoseMamie said...

What about air popped popcorn?? You can get air poppers at Walmart now for next to nothing (the one I'm eying is $15)..I do the same sweet/salty thing, and once I start I go back and forth all night long! The Skinny Cow products are delicious as well!