Your stomach growls while watching late-night TV… are you really hungry? Or is your body just tired, and requesting food for energy to stay up longer?
Choice #1: Go to sleep! Late night eating can cause poor quality of sleep, a slower metabolism, and heartburn. Give your body the 8 hours of rest that it needs after your challenging workouts!
I try to make sure I am drinking enough WATER. I try to drink a few glasses of water before I eat anything! – Jenni
When I crave something late at night, I remind myself of my free day and that I can hold off until then – Jessica
Great planning is the best tip! The operative word is “plan” then implement. I have a healthy breakfast to start the day & my metabolism – Sherry
Eat a late dinner so you don’t get hungry at night – Barb
Water, water, water – Shelia
- Mouthwash is in the pantry so I can gargle instead of eating a snack – Erin
- I drink A TON of water at night to keep me busy – Danielle
- Not eating at night is hard for me, and I usually always want something sweet. Chewing sugar-free gum is helpful, they have all the yummy “dessert” flavors – Gina
- I make low-fat popcorn the old fashioned way and it only takes a few minutes. I put a little bit of olive oil in the bottom of a pan and pop fresh popcorn right on the stove. Then I add a little butter salt you can buy in the popcorn section rather that adding real butter so it’s really low in fat and it tastes and smells delicious – Kim
- I sip hot tea instead of snacking – Amy T
Since I teach late into the evening, dinner at our house is always around 8 p.m. I’ve learned to eat lunch around 2 p.m., have a low-calorie, high-protein snack about an hour before I teach, then limit my dinner to something small and light – Margie