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Feb 22, 2007 08:01 AM

How to fight the night binge impulse?

I'm a firm believer in discipline in service to desire - disciplined eating so that I can satisfy my desires on the special treats without meeting or surpassing my college dimensions.
I find that I'm good until about 9 or 10, and then all bets are off.
Anyone else with the same night binge impulse and tips on how to avoid it?

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  1. cup of tea. If it's sweetness you're craving, then there are tonnes of herbal flavours. (personally, I have decaf orange pekoe, but my SO loves the flavours - I call it hot juice...)

    1. Go to bed. Works for me every time.

      1. Hi Agrayf, could it be that your are disciplining yourself a little TOO much during the day? I have found that when I eat too little or deny myself too much during the day, I have a lot less self control at night.

        1. Floss and brush your teeth and rinse with a pretty strong mouthwash. Always kills any desire to eat anything for me.

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          1. re: Andiereid

            Sometimes, if I had a light supper, I will have a banana or a clementine, or a glass of skim milk.

            If I believe I have consumed enough calories for the day, I go with a cup of some Celestial Seasonings tea. If I don't want to have to get up at 3 a.m., then I just floss and brush. I am way too lazy to brush twice a night.

            I try to stay as far away from the kitchen as possible. Going to bed also works.

          2. I agree with the post about brushing your teeth. In a similar vein, I find it helpful to spray some sort of room fragrance spray - the scent of something floral or woodsy usually kills my desire to eat an entire pint of ice cream. Usually!