Many people have a habit of late night snacking. Most of us are aware of the serious harm it causes on the waistline, but our efforts to curb the midnight cravings fail every time. Cravings become more tempting when it’s the time to relax after a long, stressful day. This emotion of tiredness makes it harder to say no to temptation. If this sounds like you, don’t be upset. You don’t have to punish yourself with not eating at all because it’s not much about what time you eat, but what type of food you eat! Here are few tips that can help you stop late night cravings or indulge into unhealthy snacking.
How To Curb Late Night Cravings
Keep Yourself Busy:
People tend to eat after dinner, not because of hunger, but out of boredom. When you are awake past midnight, doing nothing, you will indulge into desserts & sweets or your favourite snacks. Try to keep yourself distracted after you have the dinner. You can either go for a walk or read a book.
If you feel a strong desire to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can switch to healthy alternatives. For example, if chocolate is your favourite late night snack, swap the milk chocolate with dark chocolate and have only one each night. If ice cream is your weakness, instead of keeping gallons of ice cream in your freezer, make the treat yourself. When two frozen bananas and cocoa powder are combined together and powerfully blended, you get a creamy, guilt-free, frozen treat.
If you get late night cravings, you are probably still hungry. The reason might be you having early dinner. Try to push your dinner time by an hour or two. This will not give you enough time for late night snacking.
Studies have shown that if you have a dinner with high proteins, fibre and whole grains, you feel fuller for a longer period of time and satisfy your appetite.