August 22, 2012

How to prevent from snaking in the nighttime

Other than being hungry, eating or snacking before going to bed can be related with stress and frustrations. But no matter the reasons, you should try to prevent stuffing yourself with food before going to sleep. Here are some ways you can do it:

Always eat breakfast. One of the most common causes of nighttime snacking is not eating enough during the day.  Also, having breakfast will speed up your metabolism.

Make a habit of eating at the dinner table. In the nighttime usually people tend to eat near the fridge, while standing, and loose control of how much they consume. Instead, put your food on a plate and take small bites.

Often people eat during the nighttime because they star reflecting and worrying about the day that just ended. Instead of doing this, ask yourself if you’re really hungry, or you’re eating to fulfill other needs, like affection or contentment.

Slow down with drinking alcohol. After a few drinks you’re more likely to eat more, because you are less inhibited. Also, about four hours after they finished drinking, it has been demonstrated that people feel the need to eat, due to a special brain activity ordered by the booze.

Stock your refrigerator with healthy foods, so even if you’re eating at a late hour, you make a choice of fruits, vegetables or low-fat yoghurt.