Eating late at night isn’t necessarily the terrible dietary devil it gets made out to be, but for some people, late-night snacking does turn into a bad habit.
Maybe you consistently feel a 10:00 p.m. stomach rumbling you can’t ignore, even after eating a huge meal? Or maybe a serious craving for sweets and carbs only kicks in at night?
First of all, you’re not alone, and I know it can be so frustrating to your healthy progress.
If too much late-night snacking (or even bingeing…) is an issue for you, there are a few things you can do to try to break that cycle and stay on track with your healthy habits at night.
4 Tips to Kick Your Late-Night Snacking Habit
- Eat consistently throughout the day. Many of us get busy and “forget” to eat. By the time we think about it or even have a chance to breathe, it’s 1:00 p.m. and we haven’t had a thing all day, or at least in many hours. This is no good. Not only are you setting yourself up for failure later in the day, but you could also be doing damage to your metabolism.
Ideally, for most people, you should be eating every three to four hours. This definitely takes some planning for those who are on the move, but if you keep it simple, it’s easy to have a snack before you crash from low blood sugar. Stock up on grab-and-go snacks like trail mix, fruit, nuts, and healthy protein bars to keep your metabolism and energy levels steady throughout the day.