How to Quit Snacking at Night
Are you a late night snacker?
Maybe you’re not even hungry… But somehow you find yourself lingering in the kitchen after dinner, snacking mindlessly. Next thing you know, you’ve consumed an extra 500 to 1000 calories! 😱
🍿 Are used to do this ALL THE TIME. I didn’t even realize it was happening until it was too late. If this sounds like you, know that you are not alone. Late night snacking is a very common problem… and honestly, I am still guilty of doing it sometimes! 😫
But over time, I gathered a handful of strategies to help me out and I wanted to share them with you! 🔑
⏰ Adjust your meal times and eat dinner later. Instead of eating dinner at 6 PM, try for seven or 8 PM so that by the time you finish eating you don’t have much time before bed to get hungry again.
⏳ Wait 20 minutes. Stay busy and distracted. Most times we are just bored… Our instinct is to eat because it’s enjoyable and will fill the time. Instead of heading to the kitchen, call a friend, go for a walk, read a book or spend time with family.
📝 Decide an eating window that you will not eat outside of. Make a rule for yourself, I won’t eat past ___p.m. and try sticking with it!
💧 Drink sparkling water, a cup of decaffeinated tea or just plain ol’ water! Sometimes you’re just thirsty. Try filling up on calorie free beverages before you opt to eating snacks before bed.
🍗 Be sure to include plenty of protein and fiber in your diet, which will keep you full! This will prevent you from wanting to snack after dinner.
🚰 brush your teeth immediately after dinner. It will trigger you to think you are done eating for the day, and let’s be real who wants to go through flossing and brushing again twice! 🤷🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️
Hope these strategies help!