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I Want to Stop Eating After 9 P.M.
There is nothing holy about eating at specific times. For night-shift workers, 10 p.m. is breakfast, but I'm guessing that's not your situation. So I'd recommend trying to figure out why you are ravenous so late: Are you actually hungry? Are you bored? Or are you just looking for some day-ending pleasure? You could address your cravings with something other than food. Try listening to music, taking a warm bath, or getting a back rub. But if you're truly hungry, try adjusting your eating pattern during the day—larger breakfast, smaller dinner, more frequent small meals, etc.—so you don't wind up with an uncaged appetite at bedtime. Or go ahead and indulge at 10 p.m., but plan for it; fill your home with a variety of nutritious options for that time of night (fresh fruit, say, or air-popped popcorn) and limit yourself to one indulgence per day.
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