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Nighttime Eating


I posted this on our message boards in response to a question about nighttime eating. Since eating at night is so common I thought it bore repeating.

If you are a person who struggles with overeating at night - you'll need to ask yourself some questions.

What does the night represent for you?

Are you lonely?
Do you wish you were with a lover?
Are you dreading another day of work?
Are you overwhelmed by the mess you see around you?
Do you have a partner who makes you feel even more lonely because you
don't connect with them in the way that you want to be?

It's asking yourself these kinds of questions that will break the code on why you overeat at night.

If you haven't visiting our message boards yet, let me be the first to invite you. People that use message boards to get support have great success losing weight.

They're free and full of supportive people who are learning how to overcome nighttime eating and many other forms of overeating.

Click here to register for the message boards.

Recent Posts
Women: Don't Keep Your Feelings Bottled Up


A recent study revealed that women who keep their feelings bottled up when arguing with a spouse are more likely to experience health problems (including death) than men who keep their feelings bottled up. Click here to read the article.

This is yet another indicator of how important it is to understand your feelings and learn how to speak them responsibly.

Emotional eaters use overeating as a tool to help them silence their feelings. People have even told us things like, "I stuff my mouth with food so angry words don't come out." There is a toll that keeping feelings in takes (beyond gaining weight). It affects your health in profound ways.

When you're tempted to overeat, ask yourself is there something that needs to be coming out of my mouth, instead of putting food in?

Quinoa (A Great Grain for Losing Weight)


I have written a lot about Quinoa on the message boards. For those of you who are not familiar with it - it's a great grain to lose weight.

Qinoa is an ancient grain that originated in Peru. It's gluten free and high in protein.
You cook it two to one - just like rice.
You can even cook it in your rice cooker.
It's very healthy, delicious and cooks up quickly.

Use it in a salad (like Tabbouleh), serve it instead of rice, stir in some olive oil and grated Pecorino for a great risotto alternative.

For people that are attempting to lose weight it's best to avoid gluten (and any simple carbohydrate). Replace rice, pasta, bread an potatoes with things made out of the following four grains (quinoa, millet, buckwheat and amaranth).