Stop!! Close that fridge door!
You may think, what is she talking about? Well, I’m talking about the all-time frustrating ‘ I’m still hungry feeling! ‘
What can we do to control the late night snacking!
Some of us have sweet tooth (me!) so we need a little something extra at night to feel complete after dinner. You may be working late or studying into the early hours. Perhaps you suffer from insomnia or your up with a newborn. At some stage, our minds drift over to what’s in the fridge or cupboards.
Here are my top tips to limit late night snacking.
- Ask yourself before you even get off the couch or leave whatever you are doing,
” Am I actually hungry? ” sometimes answering this simple question can stop you in your tracks, casually walking to the kitchen to grab a little treat.
- Always make sure you have eaten enough protein and healthy fats to fill you up throughout the day.
- When you’re serving dinner to make sure you fill your plate with green, greens, greens. Be sure you have enough food initially on your plate & its good food.
- Brush your teeth after you’ve finished dinner or have a piece of gum, this can often fool and satisfy our taste buds and further desire to eat.
- Have a herbal tea, perhaps slightly sweet like licorice, or cinnamon and spices.
- If all of the above distractions fail, try to go to bed earlier, so there is no chance of making it back into the kitchen! Sleep heals and replenishes our bodies in more ways than one.
- Lastly, maybe it’s time that you had that dessert so choose wisely and enjoy it! A top healthy dessert, greek yogurt with berries and a tsp of peanut butter if you love PB as much as me. A piece of dark 100% cocoa chocolate. Or my personal go-to dessert is Shakeology with a few tsp of cashew yogurt, makes it nice and thick!!
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