What can I do to control my eating between dinner and bedtime?

One thing you can do to control eating between dinner and bedtime is to move your dinner hour to an hour later. Shifting your entire eating schedule is also something to consider. If eating in the AM is no problem then schedule your meals 4 hours apart as the day goes on start bring in the hours to 2 or 3 hour increments. It might look something like this: 6am-breakfast, 10am-mid morning snack, 2pm-lunch, 5pm-mid afternoon snack, 7pm-dinner and 9pm-desert.

Control eating until bedtime by distracting yourself from thinking about food and by getting involved in an activity that so absorbs you, food doesn't even make it to your radar screen. Some people report that leaving the house is helpful. You could take a walk, do an errand, or visit a friend (and let your friend know what you're doing so that you're not offered snacks). If you are at home, clean a closet, do woodworking, play the piano, or read a book that you know will completely absorb you. Make a list of a few projects, so if you finish one you have another to start.

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