How to cope with the urge to eat at night

Nighttime snacks with all sorts of harmfulness can bring a lot of joy and pleasure, but along with them, there are also many problems. They interfere with losing weight and worsen sleep, cause morning swelling and poor skin condition, especially if the food is eaten late in the evening or at night was very fatty or sweet.

Say goodbye to night trips to the refrigerator or at least reduce their frequency with a few simple tips.

Combat boredom and stress

We often eat up trivial boredom, nervous tension, or discomfort caused by stress with tasty treats. To not run to the refrigerator or kitchen cupboard with cookies every time some unpleasant emotions overcome you, you need to learn to find goodies no less pleasant replacement: hobbies walks, chatting with friends and family, relaxing procedures (bath, massage, etc.), or exercise.

If frequent stress is the cause of your late nights, then the best way to get rid of them is to start working on a solution to the problem that puts you in a state of anxiety and stress.

Treat yourself to goodies for breakfast

You do not need to forbid yourself to eat something tasty completely, so you can quickly break loose, and after a week of strict regime, find yourself at three in the morning in an embrace with donuts and pizza without any edible joys.

It is better to postpone eating sweets or fast food to the beginning of the day. Of course, you shouldn’t replace the full breakfast with chocolates, but you can eat them as a dessert without fear that they will remain on your sides.

Normalize your daily routine

Try to adjust your daily routine to eat on time and go to bed on time. Meals should be evenly distributed throughout the day, and it is better to have supper 2-3 hours before bedtime.

In addition, you need to get enough sleep since lack of sleep is always stress for the body, and stress, as we have already found out earlier, often causes night overeating.

Note* Always consult your doctor or other qualified health care professional for any questions you may have about your health or condition. Never disregard a health care professional’s advice or delay getting it because of what you read on this website.

Onyinye A.

Onyinye Abasim, from Nigeria. I'm a biochemist, content writer, and an entrepreneur. Email: Onyii@afrinik.com

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