Are you addicted to late night eating? Read on!
For many people late night eating is just a habit. It’s quiet at night, no one is around to see you eat, and it’s peaceful time to enjoy your favourite foods. Unfortunately, this habit got to go if you are going to lose weight. If you are more calories at times of day when you are not expending much energy, you are likely to gain weight.
It’s not necessarily the time you eat that leads to weight gain, but the type of foods you tend to eat late at night. Favourite foods for after dark munching including ice cream, potato chips, chocolates, desserts. Your body does not process food differently after dark, but night time tends to be the most sedentary time of the day, when your calorie needs our minimum. Eating after dinner tends to pack on the pounds.
Resolve not to eat late in the day or after dinner. Distract yourself- take the dog for a walk, curl up with a good book, or relax in shot bath. Satisfy your cravings with a low calorie alternative like herbal tea, a handful of veggies, or a piece of fruit. Increase the fibre in your diet, especially at dinner.
So if you are plagued by midnight munchies, do your best to get yourself into a regular meal routine. Keep it simple.
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