How not to eat at night
Any nutritionist will tell you what to eat at night is harmful. Yes you are and You know it. But, for the hundredth time, giving a promise not to eat before going to sleep, You can't resist a late snack and then reproach yourself for weak will power.
Why are not good to eat shortly before bedtime? The food ingested is less than 3 hours before bedtime, not time to fully digest. And during sleep all body processes including digestive, slow down. So everything You ate before going to sleep, not digest until the morning. It is fraught with serious disorders of the digestive system. In addition, a late night snack will definitely affect the figure, because at night, the body does not burn and accumulate fat.
Why do people eat before bed? There can be several reasons. For some, a late, dense dinner is a tribute to a habit, others late at night seize their pizza or sandwiches with their problems, and some eat poorly during the day and by evening the feeling of hunger makes them unbearably suffer. Therefore, in order not to eat before going to bed, it is necessary to fight, first of all, the causes of late snacking. Regularly and properly eat during the day, find a more useful way to deal with stress and gradually accustom yourself not to overeat at dinner.
To stop taking heavy meals at a later time you can use the following several ways:
- Instead of a sandwich or crackers, drink a Cup of green tea or a glass of mineral water with a slice of lemon. Liquid fills the stomach and "fool" the hunger.
- If walking to the fridge late in the evening forces You boredom, this boredom we need to win. Select something you love: knitting, reading, etc.
- Watching television can entertain and relieve boredom. However, under some movie most people love to nibble on popcorn, snack chips or crackers. Try to replace these snacks with a Cup of tea, a small handful of dried fruit.
- To dull the feeling of hunger take a hot bath. Pleasant relaxation – just what You need. To ease the feeling of hunger, it is also possible, making a slight charge. Some exercise not only will reduce Your appetite but will burn a couple of calories that you will agree, is very, very helpful. However, do not overdo it. Overly active load will prevent You to sleep.
- If You because of fear of extra weight gain deny myself the dessert for dinner, You provoke yourself to satisfy that desire later, before bed. To prevent this from happening, eat for dinner dessert, but very light. Low-fat yogurt, fruit, piece of dark chocolate. Pleasant emotions and good mood will help You in the struggle with night cravings.
- Spices and spices kindle appetite, and this effect continues after you have eaten. Do not put spices and spices in the dishes during the last meal, otherwise the feeling of hunger will remain.
- Do not leave in sight of high-calorie foods. After all, when just before the nose are appetizing burgers or baked chicken legs, to refrain from eating even more difficult. Let in the fridge at the very accessible location are the fruit or yogurt. Then even if You "fail" on the bite, the consequences are not so terrible.
- Walk – a great way to escape from hunger and prepare the body for sleep. However, be careful – fresh air stimulates the appetite. So choose a time for an evening walk so that after it you can immediately go to sleep.
- A great way to overcome the temptation of a midnight snack is just to brush your teeth. Should trigger a conditioned reflex: after brushing your teeth to not eat it.
- If Your goal is to get rid of fat at the waist and achieve the slim figure, then when You want to eat in the night, look through a glossy magazine with pictures of models. This incentive will help You to hold back!