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.
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