It's likely that you've heard the phrase, “Well now you know, and knowing's half the battle.”
OK, knowing is half the battle, but what's the other half?
I asked this question over at Slimmify.com:
I am constantly hungry, and I eat constantly. I snack in between my snacks. But I know that I don't need to, that my body is designed to go longer periods without solid food. Water is of course a continual necessity. So, when it's late at night, I do not let myself eat. To be honest, it doesn't always work, but it is a process of mind over body. The battle is won in the mind. […] Knowing is half the battle… the other half is deciding. 🙂
Late at night, I can choose to throw down a bowl of mac and cheese, or I can have a glass of water, or some tea, to stave off the hunger. It's a decision. Each decision not to pig out at night makes the next decision not to pig out a little bit easier. The last few nights I've managed to either drink water (with some sugar-free flavoring) or have low-calorie snacks like a fruitsicle or a few corn cakes (like rice cakes, but corn).
Here's to battling and deciding!