Weakest link in healthy living

My weakest link in healthy living

I feel like I live a healthy life, I eat clean 90% of the time and I work out 5-6 days a week.  As we know, nobody is perfect and there is something that I would like to improve on.  When I wake up with my baby at 3 am I fell hungry.  Eating that late at night at night is never good.  Sometimes I will eat granola cereal or some nuts.  Although I do not do this every night, it does add up and it is preventing me from reaching my fitness goals.

There are some ways to help curb your cravings at night.  I have started implementing them and they are working.  I don’t think I was eating enough during the day because I am so busy with my baby.  I have made an effort to eat more during the day and to make sure I’m eating nutritious food.  I also try to eat a little more for dinner.  Not necessarily more carbs, but I eat more protein and vegetables.  This is working and it is keeping me full during the night.  When I wake up to feed my baby, I am not hungry.  Eating regularly throughout the day keeps your blood sugar levels stable, keeps your metabolism going and it also reduces late night cravings.

I used to buy unhealthy food from time to time for my occasional splurges.  Unfortunately I was starting to eat that late at night and I knew it was going to lead to trouble.  I don’t keep any unhealthy foods in the house anymore.  My husband and I go out to restaurants if we feel like splurging a little. “Out of sight, out of mind.”

I think I would eat late at night because I would get bored because I was not able to go back to sleep. I would just make an effort not to eat and just go back into bed and sleep.  I would fall asleep right away.  That means I was not hungry, just bored.  Many people eat out of boredom when they are not really hungry.

I have been implementing this strategy for almost two weeks and it has been working so far.  I am getting closer to reaching my fitness goals and that is making me very happy.  Late night eating has always been a problem for me but I think I finally have it under control.

I love participating in the fit pepper and fit switch link up every week.  This is a great way to meet fellow bloggers and to get some nutritional and fitness tips. Check out their pages for information on the link up!

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About prettyinpinkfitness

I am a mom of a beautiful baby girl and I have been married to my husband for 8 years. I am an online fitness coach with Beachbody. I am passionate about helping people reach their fitness goals and become a better version of themselves. I also love discussing anything related to clean eating and fashion.

Posted on October 7, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I get hungry at night so often eat too. I can’t go to bed on a “full” stomach but I definitely need a snack or two about an hour before bed. I find that if I am in front of the TV I pick not so great snacks so have been trying to stick with nuts lately. A better option!

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  2. jessicajoydurfee

    So happy you joined us this week! This is a great post that I can relate to. I am so impressed by how you’re listening to your body, setting goals, and taking charge. Great job! I think it’s awesome how you have planned to eat more during the day, to not need to snack at night. Smart momma! Oh, I remember mid-night feedings. You’re doing awesome. What a lucky baby! Take care, and see you next time!

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  3. When my son was first born and waking up in the middle of the night, I’d get really hungry and snack too — I just don’t think my body was used to being awake at that time so it just assumed it was time for breakfast! lol

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  4. I love this post! I can totally relate to those night feedings! Hang in there momma!!

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  5. Sometimes I make tea and sip on that at night when I want to just munch out of boredom, it usually helps and after I finish the tea, enough time has passed that I no longer want to eat…unless I am actually hungry… and if you wake up and are really starving, I think we are better off eating a little something if our bodies need it, no mater what time it is! Great to ‘meet’ you through the link up!!

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