5 Ways to Avoid Late-Night Snacking

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How many of you are snackers? How many of those snacks are eaten right before bed?

Yes, I am guilty of late night snacking. In 2013 I will be following the tips of Dr. Wayne Andersen * to help me avoid those trips to the pantry during the middle of the night. If you are wanting to lose weight and have these late night snacking habits, you to can make the same small changes to your nightly routines to help avoid late-night snack.

1) Change the evening activity that you usually do…if you normally watch TV after dinner, go outside and take a walk or play a match of tennis, garden…just change up the old routine.

2) Go to bed earlier and tape your shows to watch at a completely different time, like Saturday morning.

3) Brush your teeth after your last meal and call it a night.

4) Write down the reasons you are Taking Shape; to have more energy, live longer, feel better, get into great shape, etc.

5) You need to decide how important it is to you and what you are willing to do (secondary choices) to reach your goal (for example: no alcohol, no desserts, stick with program, start walking daily, etc)

Dr. Wayne Andersen is the Medical Director for Take Shape for Life Wellness program. He is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in weight management. Dr. Andersen graduated from University of Florida. Involved with Johns Hopkins in collaborating studies to show the efficacy of meal replacements, Dr. Andersen’s goal is to provide simple, convenient means for people to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. As the chief architect of Take Shape for Life, Dr. Andersen has built an integrated support system that helps people make the necessary changes in their lifestyles to create optimal health. Using a team approach of health professionals working with Certified Health Advisors, Dr. Andersen says we can provide leading edge nutritional solutions, medical support and the support of caring individuals, to provide the necessary one-on-one interaction so vital in changing peoples’ lives.

About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.


  1. Thanks for the tips! I’ve found brushing my teeth to be surprisingly helpful.

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