Hands up if this sounds like you..
You’ve been eating well all day long, temptations have come and gone and your really proud of your efforts then BAM, the cravings hit you, your tired and just want something sweet. The little something turns into a big something and before you know it there goes a whole day of eating well down the gurgler.
Night time is usually the first time you have sat down all day, the kids have gone to bed and it’s your time to just chill and catch up on your thoughts. These thoughts can be dangerous especially once a thought for something indulgent checks in..it can be hard to check it out!
Controlling the craving before it hits is the secret and knowing what to do once it hits is a huge part of successfully controlling your weight.
Here are a few tactics to help beat the night cravings
. Ask yourself if it’s true hunger or just a craving
for something sweet. You have eaten dinner probably not more than an hour ago so it is probably not real hunger. Try just popping a mint or having a cup of herbal tea.
. Keep temptations out of the house
, if they are not there you can’t eat them. Simple.
. Fill up on dinner on high fibre foods
, it doesn’t necessarily have to be too carby just plenty of vegetables and salads
Try to do something other than just plonking on the couch. Writing and planning Ironmum Karla keeps me occupied
and away from the fridge as can walking the dog around the block, painting your fingernails or getting stuck into a new book!
. If you truly feel hungry be creative and avoid high calorie
and opt for a healthier version like this cocao chia seed pudding
or a slice of this raw choc mud slice
or pour come cereal into a cup – that way you are making sure your not eating a huge serving.
Brush your teeth, often this is enough for you to not want to eat anymore that night.
For those out there that love a snackie after dinner, I have a giveway thanks to SLIM Secrets
and their ‘night time binge buster pack’ to the value of RRP $45.00 . Slim secrets bars are high in fibre,high in protein. low GI, all under 145 Calories and cholesterol-freeThe pack includes includes12 x 40g Night Time Binge Buster Bars
6 x 40g Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips
If you would like a chance to win this pack it is super simple, just go on down and leave a comment and tell me about your night time cravings or your secret to help you overcome them.
Must be an Australian resident
I will announce the winner on my facebook page so make sure you follow my feed
Leave a post comment below, it will be judged on skill
The winners have 48 hours to claim the prize by emailing me or it will be redrawn
Competition closes on Monday 22nd January 2013 at 12pm ESDT