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Late night snacking and sleeping....

If you Google, "how to beat late night cravings" you'll find 1,400,000 results, BUT still so many of us struggle with those

late night cravings

bedtime snacking

binge eating at the end of the day

Those BLT"s (bites, licks & taste) will get you...

Truthfully, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

Based on research from Oregon Health & Science University in 2013, "The circadian system increases hunger and cravings for sweet, starchy and salty foods in the evenings."

Now that we know late night snacking is a trigger how will respond differently?

There's always the immediate option CHOOSE A HEALTHIER SNACK

but before we even get there there's a few things you can do to avoid the insatiable hunger

  1. Identify the trigger:

  2. Create a routine:

  3. Plan your meals:

  4. Eat regularly during the day:

  5. Eat more protein:

  6. De-Stress & Seek a Support System

By working on the list above you'll create a plan of action that helps you stay on track at the end of the day! I mean let's face it' you've worked hard all day, don't ruin all your hard work in just a few hours!

And remember, people who eat a lot in the evening, especially high-calorie foods and beverages, are more likely to be overweight or obese."

The researchers found that the internal circadian system regulated hunger, with participants feeling the least hungry in the morning (8 a.m.) and most hungry in the evening (8 p.m.). Similar rhythms were found in appetite for types of food, such as sweet, starchy and salty, and the estimate of how much food participants could eat. The study concludes that the internal circadian system causes an evening peak in appetite that may promote larger, higher-calorie meals before the fasting period necessitated by sleep.

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