Do you struggle with late night eating? If so, you aren’t alone. This is easily one of the biggest issues that many people deal with from time to time as they go about their diet and if you aren’t careful, can significantly hinder your results.
The thing to remember is that late night eating doesn’t have to spell weight gain as long as you work the calories into your daily total and eat foods that are actually healthy for you.
But for most people, this isn’t how things play out and they’re noshing on foods that are anything but healthy and in large quantities.
If that’s the case, the following tips can help you put this behind you.
The best way to beat night eating is to make plans to be out of the house. If you’re sitting at home with nothing to do, it’s no wonder you’re using this time to eat.
Start making plans so that you aren’t available to sit and home and eat and you’ll stop the problem immediately.
If you are going to be at home, consider sipping a hot cup of tea. This will serve to both hydrate you and keep your mouth busy so you can’t instead be cramming food down.
As long as you aren’t adding loads of sugar or honey to your tea, this is a calorie free way to prevent eating at night.
Keep Your Hands Busy
Keeping your hands busy is another quick trick that’s easy to employ and offers good results. Take up needlepoint, knitting, or do some house cleaning.
Just keep yourself busy in the home and you’ll reduce the chances you are doing ‘hand-to-mouth’ movement instead.
Go To Bed Earlier
Finally, consider simply going to bed earlier. Most of us are doing our night eating late night while watching TV and ironically, most of us are also short-changing our bodies with the sleep we need.
Go to bed one hour earlier and that may solve your problem immediately as well.
So there you have some quick and simple tips that can help you combat your late night eating habit. Be smart and you can definitely get this under control.