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6 Ways to Overcome Night Time Food Cravings

night cravings

Hands up if this sounds like you..

You’ve been eating well all day long, temptations have come and gone and you’re really proud of your efforts then BAM, the cravings hit you, you’re 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 food cravings before they 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 food cravings

 

1.  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.

 

2.  Keep temptations out of the house, if they are not there you can’t eat them.  Simple.

 

3.  Fill up on dinner on high fibre foods, it doesn’t necessarily have to be too carby just plenty of vegetables and salads

 

4.  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!

 

5.  If you truly feel hungry be creative and avoid high calorie and opt for a healthier version like this cocao chia seed pudding 

 
6.  Brush your teeth, often this is enough for you to not want to eat anymore that night.
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