Late-Night Snacks Sabotaging Your Health Goals? These 5 DOs and DON’Ts Will Save the DayMar 24, 2022
Eating healthy is one of the most challenging commitments to stick to. Especially if you have a busy lifestyle. Deep down inside, we all know that we should watch what we eat in order to stay healthy. But it isn’t always easy to maintain dietary discipline. As hard as it is to eat healthy during the day, the pressure certainly mounts when people toss-and-turn in the middle of the night.
Good Eating Habits = Good Health:
Health Journalist Alice Walton suggests that, “We often hear that late-night snacking is a bad idea, but new research shows just why this is true. The body's internal clock regulates calorie expenditure very differently at night vs. the day. Therefore, as important as what you eat, maybe when you eat.” Here are a few quick tips on how to curb compulsive snacking at night:
1. DO Use a Strict Routine With Nutrition:
Eating food in random patterns causes the body to confuse its appetite. By having breakfast, lunch, and supper at even intervals, alimentary urges become suppressed at night.
2. DON’T Tolerate Insomnia:
Nighttime snacking is an unconscious reflex when people burn the midnight oil. If you have no urgent reason to be awake at night, go to bed and let your body recuperate without binge-eating.
3. DO Drink When You Feel Like Eating:
Thirst is often mistaken for hunger. So the next time you have a strong urge to eat in the middle of the night, drink a glass of water instead.
4. DON’T Wallow in Stress and Anxiety:
The easiest way to numb stress is by munching on some comfort food. This isn’t a healthy coping mechanism, though. Figure out an alternative way to ease stress so that your body doesn’t fill up on junk food.
5. DO Spend Hours on Cardio:
When people feel exhausted right before bedtime, they become too drained to spend energy on snacking. An easy way to capitalize on fatigue is working out during the day.
Even when you can figure out exactly how to control your diet, snacking too much throws off the nutritional balance in life. This is why it’s important to be vigilant about what you snack on and when. The more conscious you are about meals, the more you can counteract overindulgence. If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the various informative courses, workshops, and events listed on our websites and social media. Whether you’re interested in personal development, health and wellness, bettering your relationships, or the overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (800) 913-0222 to find out how Richard Martinez can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.
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