Does anyone have any ideas on how to control my appetite?

  • I just joined Daily Burn and just finished my second day of the 15 program. Over the last year, I have been very inconsistent with going to the gym. I am hoping I will stay consistent with DailyBurn (2 for 2 right now…lets keep it going!). I also tend to have issues with my appetite, I'll get hungry at around midnight, 1 am and come get something to eat, be it real food or be it junk food. Anybody have tips on how to control myself so I won't eat anything bad for me so late at night?

    danieljkb   by: danieljkb
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    linainverse  6 months ago by: linainverse

    What time do you normally go to sleep? Midnight seems to be very late to be snacking, unless you normally have a body clock like that and go to bed around that time.

    The best thing I do to control cravings at night, is to NOT watch TV right after dinner, my partner and I try to go for a short walk after dinner so we get out of the house and help the digestion along. Watching TV always makes me feel like noshing on something, so instead I try to do something engaging, blogging, tidying, reading, drawing, tending to your part time ebay store, even planning your meals for the next day, anything to keep your mind engaged so that food is away from the mind.

    Another way to stop eating junk food at night is to not buy junk food. I don't know about you but around here, if it's in the house, it's fair game. If I need to snack I try to go for veggies, forest fruits, herbal teas, things that are not heavy on the stomach but satisfy the need to put something in your mouth (no pun intended). If I am seriously hungry at night (and I mean seriously, like I don't think I can sleep my stomach is growling hungry) then I have a protein shake or a handful of almonds.

    Remember: Everybody gets craving and falls off the wagon, but these are my tricks that my partner and I live by, I hope these tips help you too!

    • danieljkb
      danieljkb 6 months ago

      I usually go to sleep anywhere between 11:30 and 12:30. Part of my nightly routine, however, is to watch a few shows to de-stress, but now that you both mention it, I usually feel the "need" to eat when watching TV. I will try and change this to do something more productive. Thanks!!

    • emilyshirley
      emilyshirley 6 months ago

      I definitely agree to the previous responses! But, on nights that I find myself staying up late, I make a cup of hot green or herbal tea (with no caffeine or sugar). It really helps the cravings die down and puts me in the mood for bedtime. If my stomach growls (and not just having "cravings"), I will sometimes eat 1 spoonful of natural peanut butter.

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